The past year was all but good but a new summer is fast approaching. Summertime is the period of the year ideal for home improvements, as the weather conditions are favorable. In 2021, these are going to be the top 9 home improvements that you should definitely give a try.

Invest in the backyard

As many countries are still enforcing lockdowns, homeowners have finally realized the real value of their outdoor space. You are 100% free and safe in the comfort of your backyard. However, space shouldn’t be an open-air junkyard.

From planting trees, hanging a tire swing, and rejuvenating the lawn, there are numerous steps you can take to breathe a new life into your outdoor space. During the pandemic, owning a green patch of land near the house is a huge bonus.

A green room inside the house

Even if you don’t own a large-enough backyard, you can always create a green room inside the house. In some instances, this is going to be as easy as placing potted plants in one corner of the living room. In other cases, you can install glass walls to be one with nature.

Do you have a guestroom?

In the time when special distancing is in full swing, we miss those game nights with friends and family when we all just sat together and chatted deep into the night. Hopefully, the pandemic is not going to last too long, so you should prepare for the post-covid world of hanging out.

In terms of interior décor, there should exist a room in the house that should house guests. This needn’t be a guestroom that sits empty all the time like in mansions but merely a room that can quickly be converted into a guestroom.

Outdoor entertainment

Spending time indoors during summer is a bad idea, as those warm summer nights are enticing you to step outside. Instead of a dull movie night on the couch, why not set up a projector outside and create an outdoor cinema! Instead of playing video games, children should step outside and ride their bikes or take up a new sport.

A backyard tennis court

Speaking of sport, tennis is immensely popular nowadays. On the other side, homeowners who like to watch Nadal or Djoković play on TV think that a tennis court in their backyard is an impossible feat. Although a tennis court isn’t cheap, it isn’t out of your league either.

After you choose the surface (grass is ideal for backyards), you just have to mark the lines, erect a fence, and install tennis court lights to be able to play at night. Soon enough, the tennis court behind your house will become the talk of the neighborhood.

Find a project room

During long lockdowns, we learn a lot of new skills but it always seems that we have more time to kill. One way to keep yourself busy is to find a room in the house that you are going to redecorate. This is not going to be your study but rather the project room.

For men, the basement is the most attractive room, as they can set up a man cave down there. However, it would be best if the effort could be mutual, so all family members take part in the refurbishing of a particular room.

Minor repairs to the roof

Normally, roof repairs should be carried out by professional roofers. However, their company, like millions of small businesses, has taken a hit from the pandemic. Oddly enough, this leaves a window of opportunity for you to learn a thing or two about roofing.

If you notice that the caulking around the chimney has given way or that a single shingle is missing, feel free to clamber up the house and repair the damage. Of course, take active care about safety, as falling down from any height greater than three meters can easily turn fatal.

Staircase safety

In summer, children run around the house barefoot with is comfortable for them but it presents a safety hazard. The stairs are particularly dangerous, so place non-slip treads tape on the edge of each step. This will significantly increase safety inside your home. 

Growing a garden in the back of the house

We have already stressed the importance of sprucing up your backyard and there is no better way to achieve this than by growing a garden there. Because of the pandemic, you don’t have to wait until you are 60 to start a garden.

This summer, you are going to have all the time in the world to buy fertilizer, choose seeds, and weed out the backyard. Just like the project room, maintain a garden should be a family activity and an opportunity for children to spend more time outside. 

The 9 home improvements listed above have one thing in common: the migration of indoor activities outside of the house. You will be perfectly safe from the new coronavirus in the comfort of your backyard, so why not make the most of it. 

Author's Bio: 

Mia Johnson is a writer with a ten-year-long career in journalism. She has written extensively about health, fitness, and lifestyle. A native to Melbourne, she now lives in Sydney with her 3 dogs where she spends her days writing and taking care of her 900 square feet garden.