Home Renovation Ideas to Get Ready for Summer

House outdoor patio area in summer.

With the warm weather right around the corner, it’s the perfect time to give your home a new lease of life, ready for the upcoming season of summer barbecues and gatherings. Summer is a time for transformation, and there are many easy ways you can effortlessly improve your home. In this blog, we’ve created a list of simple, yet effective ways to ensure your home is prepped for the hot days ahead.

Pressure-wash exterior areas

The wear and tear of winter builds up dirt that can leave the exterior and outdoor areas of your home looking worn out. Using a pressure washer can give your home and outdoor areas a quick and thorough clean. Pressure washers are effective in cleaning patio areas, driveways, and windows. This method is great for giving the outdoor areas of your home a deep clean; however, it’s important to handle it with care. When using a pressure washer to clean the exterior of your home, such as your double glazed windows, you should make sure that you’re not using full pressure and keep the spray at its widest angle. Using high and concentrated pressure on your windows and uPVC patio doors can wear down the seals quicker and weaken the glass.

Check gutters

This may not be the first thing you think about when transforming your home for summer, but it’s important for protecting your home against all types of weather. Although guttering requires minimal upkeep, it’s good to clean it every year. In the colder months, gutters can get blocked with leaves and twigs, so it’s best to clean them out before the summer comes. Checking your gutters also allows you to inspect for any damage in case you need new guttering or downpipes fitted. Broken guttering can lead to water leakage and structural damage, so it’s important to check. When cleaning your gutters, there are many different tools available to make the clean-up for summer as easy as possible.

Clean windows and patio doors

If you have more time on your hands to give your house a clean for the summer, hand-washing your windows and patio doors is also a great option. It can make them look as good as new while still protecting the glass and seals. For your double glazed windows, you can mix one-part white vinegar and four-part water on a microfiber cloth. This will have them looking sparkling clean and prevent any marks from being left behind. For your uPVC patio doors, you can use a specialised cleaner or a mild soap with a sponge or soft bristled brush. This will remove any debris and allow you to clean every edge. After washing them down with water, they’ll look as good as new!

Clear out the conservatory

A conservatory is a great place to relax and enjoy the natural light; however, it can be neglected during the winter months. In preparation for summer, cleaning out your conservatory will give you a whole new space to use for the summer months. You can utilise the area by adding shelves to keep everything in one place while maximising the space. Creating a clear pathway into the garden makes it easier to entertain guests.

If you’re thinking about adding or replacing a conservatory for your home, doing it in time for the summer is a great idea. Our bespoke conservatories in Somerset can give your house a new look with a personalised design and build, fitted with uPVC patio doors to allow easy access into the garden.

Invest in patio doors

Installing patio doors is a fantastic addition to any home during the summer. Having large or bifold patio doors is great for letting natural light into the house and allowing for an easy indoor-outdoor connection. They allow you to have an unobstructed view of the outdoors and are great for letting air into the house on those warmer days. At Notaro Windows, we can design, supply, and fit professional-quality uPVC patio doors with double glazed windows tailored to fit your home. There are many different design options to choose from to suit any budget or style of house.

If you’re interested in renovating your home for the summer with new windows, patio doors, or conservatories in Somerset, don’t hesitate to get in touch so we can help you design your perfect home for the summer. Our team is on hand to answer any questions you may have. Just call Notaro Windows at 01278 662298.