Summer is meant to be spent outside, relaxing in the sun and enjoying long weekends with friends and family. Summer is also the time when many home renovation projects take place or are expected to. To ensure you spend more time this summer relaxing, give your To Do List to the professionals to finish. Here are the top 8 jobs a handyman can do for you this summer.
1. Deck and Patio Repairs
If you have a deck or patio at your home, it’s a safe bet that you’re planning on spending a lot of time out there this summer. Our decks and patios are packed full of family and friends, enjoying meals and laughs all summer long. Since our decks see so much action each summer, they require proper maintenance and upkeep. The wood can become warped or rotten, nails can pop up and handrails can become loose. Hire a handyman to take a look at your deck and perform any minor jobs.
2. Power Washing Your Home
One small task that is often overlooked is maintaining the overall cleanliness of the outside of your home. Hiring a handyman to power wash the outside of your home will ensure it looks sparkling clean the next time you have friends and family over. You can have a handyman power wash everything outside from the sides of your home, to the back deck, and your driveway. Wash away any dirt or debris remaining from Spring or Winter and enjoy a power washing this summer done by someone else.
3. Window Washing
Our windows go through a lot every year. From snow and rain storms to blazing hot heats, there’s a lot of muck that can build up and become baked on. To ensure your home feels fresh and clean, and that your windows really sparkle, have a handyman come by to give your windows a little touch-up.
4. Caulking and Weatherstripping
While on the topic of windows, you could also have a handyman ensure that there are no cracks or crevices where air can slip through. Weatherstripping and caulking around your doors and windows can have a significant impact on keeping cool air in and the hot summer air out. Having this small job done will help save money on your energy bills if there’s a significant leak. Hire a handyman to perform this service in your home today.
5. Painting and Staining
Small painting and staining projects are a great task for any handyman to handle. While these projects are not particularly difficult to do yourself, they are time-consuming. If you’ve been meaning to get around to staining your garden shed for the past 3 summers, go ahead and hire a handyman to get it done for you once and for all. Consider hiring a handyman for painting and staining anything from walls on the exterior and interior of your home, your deck or porch, and your garages and sheds. You’ll be glad you invested your money to save your time for something else.
6. Updating or Installing Doorbells and Locks
Summer is a great time for burglars to strike. While you’re away enjoying a much-needed vacation, your home is left alone. To ensure nothing happens while you’re away, be sure to update your locks and/or doorbells before you leave for vacation. There are so many new smart locks and doorbells available these days that help you keep an eye on your home even when you’re not there. If you have bought a fancy video doorbell or smart enabled lock, hire a handyman to install and set it up for you so you have one less thing to think about while away.
7. Hanging Projects
Do you currently have pictures precariously placed and leaning against walls? A mirror shoved in a corner because you just haven’t found the time to put it up? We’ve all been there, but you don’t have to leave your pictures, mirrors and shelves laying on the ground forever. A quick visit from a handyman can ensure all the things you’ve been meaning to hang up are actually installed. Think how much better your home will look once you get those last few pieces up on the wall.
8. Updating Backsplash
While it might seem like an odd choice to include on this list, it’s a small job that makes a big impact. This is why it’s a great choice to tackle as a project this summer. Updating the backsplash in your kitchen will not only make it easier to clean, but it’s also a great way to inject some personality and make it look like you’ve done a lot more in your kitchen than you really have. Consider updating the backsplash in your kitchen to something with a fun pattern or colourful tiles for summer. If you want to go all out, have your handyman also paint your kitchen cabinets for a quick and easy kitchen makeover.
Spend more of your summer enjoying your home and less time working on it. When you’re ready to tackle one or all of these summer projects, be sure to connect with a handyman. Enjoy your summer updates!
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