3 Simple Home Improvement Ideas to Beat the Heat & Increase Your Home’s Value

Summer is officially here, meaning there’s no better time to get your home ready for the heat. The following home improvement projects are simple ways to stay cool in La Jolla and can even help increase your home’s value.

The easiest home improvement project is cleaning up the yard. Summer is a time for outdoor activities and having a clean, manicured lawn will enable you to enjoy your front and/or backyard. If you plan on hosting a few summer BBQs, a well kept yard is sure to make a great first impression on friends and family. Besides maintaining the landscaping you already have, consider planting colorful flowers and shade trees. Doing these things can also help increase your home’s curb appeal, which is a quick and easy way to help sell your La Jolla home fast if you’re considering a move in the future.

To make your yard a more enjoyable place to spend the lazy days of summer, invest in building a patio or deck. Homes in La Jolla with a patio or deck often have a higher value in the market as it is an addition that is sought out by many homebuyers. Decks and patios are also great ways to enjoy the beautiful summer weather. If you already have a deck or patio, summer is a great time to resurface or refinish them.

While everyone loves the sunshine, sometimes it may be too hot to be outdoors. Summer is a good time to invest in new windows. Replacing old windows will not only give you a better view, but can also give a room some natural lighting which can lower your energy bill. For families who run their air conditioning more often than they would like to admit, new windows can also help keep the cold air in, reducing your monthly cooling bill.

Any home improvement project can be done in the summer. It is highly recommended that any neglected problems be fixed during the summer so they don’t become larger issues or inconveniences during the winter.

For more summer home improvement ideas, be sure to stop by a home improvement store in the La Jolla shopping district.

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Vanessa Turkeltaub
Vanessa Turkeltaub graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Communication. She has been with Blue Book Publishers for over 5 years, and has written over five-hundred La Jolla related articles. She enjoys going to concerts, art, and traveling. (vanessa@lajollabluebook.com)

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