Summer is an excellent time to consider completing outstanding projects around the home. This might also include taking on new home improvements such as upgrading existing fixtures and finishes, painting, or adding a new deck to your back garden.
You may want to compile your own “To Do” list of jobs, but here are five ideas to get you started.
1. A Fresh Coat of Paint
Give your home a new look with a fresh coat of paint – it will not only preserve and protect your home’s exterior, it could also create a whole new look and feel for your property. You know what they say about first impressions!
Our Hubbies can help you with all your painting requirements. From cleaning the surface areas, taping edges, securing drops sheets, cutting in, paint application or patch up and repair work, and cleaning up.
2. Maintenance and Repair Work
Someone with grubby hands has touched your once immaculately clean walls. The door is warping and won’t close properly. Chipped paint and scuff marks can be found on skirting boards, cabinets and joinery. These are just some common examples of wear and tear – it happens all the time. Eventually, you’ll get round to it, you might say and yet we tend to live with these defects by accumulating them into a long list.
Make a list of all the little things around your home that are broken or in need of repair. Individually, small repairs might not seem important. However, if every room has just one thing wrong, those small things will add up to create the impression that your home has been neglected. If you don’t feel comfortable tackling the repairs yourself, Hire A Hubby can make your “to do” list disappear.
3. Protect Your Wooden Areas
Wooden decks, Pergolas and Gazebos are recommended to be resealed at least 2 or 3 times a year to extend its lifetime and keep it in good working order. You should also high pressure clean them to remove any dirt, cobwebs or stains regularly.
If your fence has signs of wear and tear, deal with the issues now or face the likelihood of further deterioration come the Winter. If there is already too much damage to your fence, why not simply replace some of the existing panels.
4. Build A Deck, Pergola or Gazebo
Entertaining decks, pergolas or gazebos, are a great place to host weekend barbecues and to hang out and enjoy the British summertime weather with the family. But building one can be a tough undertaking. There are several things to consider in the planning and building process to make sure that your deck turns out to be the dream deck that you had visualised rather than a dysfunctional mess. Things to consider include: material quality, foundation integrity and whether you are expert enough to tackle it yourself?
If you are considering building a deck, pergola or gazebo and would like professional help with building it, why not talk to Hire A Hubby?
5. Driveways, Paving & Paths
The driveway is the entry path to your home and one of the key areas outside that you want to keep appealing as well as functional.
Driveways are prone to stains and spills from grease and oil. Regular maintenance is important to ensure it has a long life and looks its best.
High pressure clean of all your hard surfaces such as driveways, paths, and pavers. Removal of dirt, oil and grease, or moss will always be easier with regular cleaning. Not only will they look good, but the potential for slips and falls will be minimised.
Make A List
Without making a list, those inevitable jobs that need doing around the home will soon escalate out of control. Nip this problem in the bud by creating a jobs list and then give Hire A Hubby a call.
Our Hubbies are DBS / Police checked, come with 100% Workmanship Guarantee, Work, Health and Safety Certified and Licensed where applicable.
Whether it’s cleaning your gutters, oiling your deck or repairing the seals and locks on your doors and windows, Hire A Hubby can ensure your home is in top shape for any season!
Call Hire A Hubby today!