3 Home Renovation Ideas That are Cheaper in Summer

October 15th, 2013

Warmer weather sees many of us hunting for home renovation ideas. Should you update your kitchen? Consider installing a new bathroom? Or will you add an extension on to your home? Because of daylight savings, contractors work longer hours. If you get started now you can avoid the headache of trying to schedule renovations during school holidays. Because there is nothing worse than kids under your feet when a renovation is happening!

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3 home renovation ideas for summer which save you money

Driveway paving

If you have an asphalt driveway that’s covered with grass sprouting up through the cracks, summer is the ideal season to get it redone.  Asphalt is much easier to work with in warmer temperatures. This means you pay for less labour and have less chance of needing remedial work.

Read more about driveway renovation ideas.


If you are planning on gutting your kitchen completely and doing a remodel, you may be faced with eating in restaurants or takeaway bars until the job is done.  Since that can get expensive and isn’t always healthy, a great idea is to cook outdoors!  If you have a grill or barbeque, you’ve already got what you need to enjoy cooking your meals outdoors. Get inspired with these creative kitchen renovation ideas


home renovation ideasSummer is a good time to upgrade your landscaping and home exterior. If you want to save time and money, consider native plants that don’t require a lot of water or fertilizer. Installing an automatic sprinkler system that is on a timer is another great idea.  Hire a landscape architect and make the most of outdoor living this summer!  Also, read our tips for hiring a gardener.

If you’re looking for information and design inspiration, take a look at our free resources available on our blog and Pinterest.

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