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The Movers.com Blog » Blog Archive » Your Summer Remodel

Your Summer Remodel

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You may have tackled the dreaded summer move, but now that you’re all settled into your new pad, you’re probably going to want to do some light to moderate remodeling. At least, that’s what Forbes says.

Being that we are well into summer at this point, many of these home improvements will most likely be outdoors. So what can you do with your backyard space to turn it into a summer oasis?

The Deck

Yes, it’s probably one of the most common outdoor construction endeavors, but one that will continually pay off if you’re a homeowner that enjoys entertaining when the weather is nice.

Building a deck isn’t easy, so unless you are really great at do-it-yourself construction, you should leave this task up to a professional. However, if you think you can get the job done yourself, be sure to take a look at our guide on how to build a deck, which will give you some insight on materials, design and options.

The Pool

Whether you’re going for a backyard grotto with an infinity pool, or a more modest above ground pool, careful consideration and planning is still in order. You’ll need to make sure you have the space for whatever pool you choose, and in ground pools will call for more planning in terms of materials. Do you want tiles or vinyl for the lining? A simple square shape or figure eight? Diving board or slide? Waterfall or built-in spa?

Make sure you answer all of these questions before calling any contractors or pool installation professionals. You will need to do a lot of pricing before you begin as well, to ensure the best deal for your money.

Outdoor Themes

Aside from just your basic deck and pool, the popular trend these days is to use a lot of stone work to turn your backyard into a rustic camp setting. You can find plenty of stone outdoor fireplaces and iron fire pits for sale online that would complement your use of stone outdoors.

Don’t let this idea limit you, though. You can still use treated wood or brick for your patio, and let the nature around you be your inspiration. Turn your patio into a botanical garden with hanging plants and ivy if you want to. You can go with outdoor earth tones, or fresh off-white colored patio furniture with pastel accents for a more spring-like feel.

Be sure to check out Movers.com for more ideas on outdoor remodeling!

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