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Best Summer Maintenance Projects For 2013

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Summer is in full swing! It’s time to enjoy the pool, yard games, barbeques, baseball and everything else that comes along with summer. While summer’s known as a time for fun and games, it’s also an ideal time to get some maintanence work done around your home.

The combination of longer days and warmer weather makes summer the ideal time to tackle a renovation or home improvement project around your house. If you need a little inspiration, check out the list below of some great ideas for summer work around the house!

1. Redo your landscaping

Great landscaping is crucial to creating an appealing home. It can make a home warm and welcoming and adds to that oh so vital curb appeal. Are your bushes getting outdated? Is it time to ditch the bark in favor of lava rocks? Need some new mulch? Summer’s the ideal time to make these changes!

Landscape work can be done easily on the weekend or during the evenings. It’s a great way to spruce up the look of your home.

2. Install a new HVAC system

Were you freezing all winter? Are you dying of heat now that the summer is here? If so, you may want to consider upgrading your HVAC system. Unfortunately, this can be very costly and isn’t something that the majority of homeowners can handle on their own, but you’ll reap the benefits for years to come.

Call around and see what the cost would be to heat your home using a number of different methods. Depending on where you live, natural gas may be much cheaper than electric or vice versa. If you’re looking to cool down in the summer, installing a central air system can efficiently cool your entire house. Check the temperature and decide if a new HVAC system is right for you!

3. Invest in a pool

Love entertaining during the summer months? Have kids? Perhaps a pool would be a great choice for you! No matter what your budget is, there’s a pool out there that can make financial sense. Big box stores like Walmart and Home Depot sell DIY pools that are both refershing and easy on the wallet.

If you’re looking for more of a long term solution, contact a local pool professional to get a quote on an above ground or inground pool. You’ll need to invest in a few other improvements to make it happen including excavation, water lines, water well pumps, filters and more.

But 2013 might be the right time for you to finally make the leap to being a pool owner! You’ll have a refershing and relaxing way to spend every summer for the foreseeable future.

What home projects are you tackling this summer? Or are you taking it easy and enjoying the fruits of your labor from last year?

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