19 April 2016

Simple Ways to Prepare Your Home for Summer Without Breaking the Bank


Every homeowner needs a thrifty toolkit full of ideas that they can turn to when they need help. The toolkit doesn’t have to be a toolkit, just a selection of ideas in your head. Then, you can update your home without any hassle or without spending a lot of money. After all, that is the whole point of being thrifty! Take getting the house ready for summer as an example. Anyone that wants a summer home will be wondering how to get the job done. But, with these tips, you don’t have to worry any longer. All you have to do is follow them and watch your property transform before your eyes.


Paint with Bright Colors---

Nothing says summer better than a bright wall. The great thing about bright colors is that they make a room much lighter and airier. As soon as you walk into the room, you can feel the features of summer surround you and never let go. Dark colors are for the winter, and the winter is finally coming to an end. Try and pick colors that you can mix for the best results. A light blue, for instance, is easier to match than a light yellow. Creams and whites are also a good option if you want neutral colors.


Bring the Outside Inside---

There are homeowners that are against decorating with plants and flowers for some strange reason. Hopefully, you aren’t one of them because they bring an extra dimension to your property. Not only are they visually appealing, but they also smell nice. And, it is the smell that reminds you of summer. The aromas take you back to the summer days when there wasn’t a cloud in the sky and the sun beat down. The plants and flowers you choose are down to you, but here’s a tip: try a cactus or two. Cacti are the ideal plants for the house as they are versatile and last for ages. Even better, you don’t have to give them much attention like other plants. And, how many other houses do you know with cacti in the living room?


Get the Backyard Ready---

When you are preparing your home for summer, you have to consider the whole package. It isn’t just about the interior because the exterior plays a major part, especially the backyard. The backyard is where you will spend most of your time in the summer. For that reason, it needs to reflect your high standards. To begin with, the grass needs trimming because you can’t enjoy the heat in a yard that looks like a jungle. Then, a few plants wouldn’t go amiss. Try and mix the colors so that there is a contrast between them and the green of the lawn. Finally, add the backyard accessories like a shed. A shed looks good, and it is functional. Yards also need an element of practicality.

And... it is that easy! With these simple steps, you can get the house ready for summer without breaking the bank. Plus, they are quick to implement.

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