Finally! Summer is just around the corner. Start now to spice up your home for summer. Keep it simple by adding new doors to your Jacksonville, Florida home. Or, take on a larger project like replacing your siding or painting your home’s exterior. The goal is to add curb appeal and make your home a great place to spend time outside this summer.


Eight Outdoor Projects to Spice Up Your Home for Summer


Clean Your Windows

Before you tackle the fun summer projects, clean up the leftover mess from winter neglect. Start by cleaning your windows. You can hire it out or do this project yourself. Make sure you know how to properly clean your home’s windows because some windows like those with low-e glass require a special cleaning method.

Cleaning your windows helps add to your curb appeal and extend the life of your windows. Also, it’s a great time of year to repair any damage to your windows. Fixing damage helps keep your home energy efficient on those hot summer days.


Maintain Your Landscaping

Updated landscaping is a great way to add pops of color and spice to your home’s exterior. Start by trimming overgrown shrubs and tree limbs to clear the view. Before you plant, inspect your irrigation system to ensure it’s working. You don’t want all your hard work to go to waste because your new plants aren’t watered properly.

Plant a mix of annuals and perennials to add life to your landscaping. When selecting flowers read that label to see what time of year they bloom. Select a variety of flowers with different blooming times so that your garden will be bright and beautiful throughout summer and into the fall.


Spruce Up Your Door

Pay special attention to your front door and other entries into your home. Replace your old or outdated front door with a new fiberglass door. Fiberglass doors are affordable and durable. Plus, they come in a wide variety of styles and colors. American Window Products offers a selection of new doors to Jacksonville, Florida and surrounding area customers.

If you aren’t ready to buy a new door, consider sprucing up your door with a fresh coat of paint. Choose a color to compliment your house color or add a bright color to welcome guests to your home. Follow our helpful step-by-step guide to painting your front door to get started.


Exterior Paint or New Siding

If you have the budget, consider giving your home a facelift. Either paint your exterior or install new siding. Adding new siding to your home offers a high return on your investment. While these projects do cost more, the impact is also greater. You can change the look of your home by adding a totally different paint color.

Remember to get quotes from at least three service providers and always ask for and contact their references. Choose a company with a solid reputation that guarantees their work. For these big investments, you want to get your money’s worth.


New Outdoor Furniture

One quick and easy way to spice up your home for summer is with new outdoor furniture. This update requires much less work from you than some of the other items. Also, new rocking chairs or a front porch swing make a great Mother’s Day gift.

Summer is the perfect time for outdoor dining. Start the season with a new picnic table or outdoor table and chairs. Select brightly colored cushions to create a customized look.


Add A Porch or Patio Enclosure

Another way to enjoy the outdoors in the unpredictable summer weather is with a porch or patio enclosure. Don’t let a sudden storm ruin your day, watch the rain from the comfort of your enclosed porch.

Also, an enclosed porch or patio is a great way to protect your new outdoor furniture. By adding an enclosure it’ll feel like you’re adding a room to your home.


Update Outdoor Lighting

Outdoor lighting is important year-round. Inspect each outdoor light and replace any burned out light bulbs. Not only will your home shine more brightly at night, but working outdoor lights offer additional home safety.

Update your current outdoor lighting with LED bulbs to reduce energy usage and save money on your energy bill. LED bulbs use less energy than traditional incandescent bulbs and last much longer.


Add a Garden Retreat

If you really want to spice up your home for summer, add a relaxing garden retreat. Think about what helps you relax as you design your space. One great option is to incorporate a fountain to add the peaceful sound of flowing water. A key element is a comfortable chair or hammock.

Don’t forget the shade. Either create your garden retreat under a favorite tree or add a shade umbrella. Get creative with your space and make it display your style with flowers, stone pavers or quirky garden gnomes.


Prepare for Summer!

Don’t let your home’s exterior be a bore this summer. Spice up your outdoor space with added curb appeal. Take care of the home maintenance projects like window cleaning, landscaping and outdoor repairs before you work on beautification projects.

Have fun with the creative elements like choosing flowers, paint colors and furniture. The goal is to make your home relaxing and inviting. Plus, you want to enjoy your outdoor space during the warm summer months.


Contact the experts at American Window Products to shop for new doors and windows in Jacksonville, Florida and surrounding areas. We want to help keep your home looking great for summer!