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Home Additions to Make as the Weather Gets Warmer

Home Additions to Make as the Weather Gets Warmer


It is not uncommon for the thoughts of homeowners to become focused on additions they can make to their homes during the spring and summer months. It is a great time to tackle home projects you have previously dreamed about when the weather is warm. The following home additions are popular for homeowners in the spring and summer months.

Outdoor Enclosures

You will likely feel the urge to spend more time outside as you watch the winter months fade away and the weather grows warm. An awning or other outdoor enclosure will allow you to enjoy sunny days while providing you with a comfortable spot in the shade. An outdoor enclosure will also provide you with endless versatility. This space can not only be used to relax but will also allow you to enjoy spring and summer days while entertaining guests, exercising, or supervising the play of your children.

Build a Deck

A deck is another home addition that will allow you to enjoy the area outside your home when the weather is nice. You will also provide the perfect gathering place for family and friends.

You should put features in your deck that will make it a great attraction for gatherings when the weather gets warmer. Possibilities include traditional deck additions like grills and bars. You can also choose a more creative route with things like glass railings or a jacuzzi.

Make a Fire Pit

When the summer sun has died down for the night, there is nothing better for setting a cozy atmosphere for your backyard than an outdoor fire pit. Your fire pit will provide you and friends a great place to chat into the early hours or somewhere you can enjoy time alone with someone special.

In addition to providing you with a place to unwind and relax, your fire pit can add to the aesthetic value of your backyard by providing a warm and wonderful glow to your garden. The most ignored location of a home and yard is often the garden. This will not be the case when you build a fire pit nearby.

Put in a Pool

Many homeowners without a pool in their backyards will tell you they think about the addition each year when the weather gets warm. It doesn't really matter whether your pool is built into the ground or you choose to purchase a pool you can take down when not in use. A swimming pool in your backyard is a great way to guarantee hours of fun and sun in the summer months.

Other benefits of a backyard swimming pool include constant access to a low impact exercise option, a great place for your kids to hang out, and a potential increase in home value.

Start Your Garden

Most people will agree that the taste of a store-bought tomato cannot compare to a tomato that was picked from a vine in the backyard of a friend or family member. Many homeowners desire to have a small vegetable garden of their own but mistakenly believe the process is too difficult for them to complete. The spring and summer months are a great time to stop the procrastination and start the garden you have always wanted. In addition to the great food you will get to eat, the benefits of your backyard garden will include stress relief, outdoor exercise, and money saved on groceries.

Convert Your Garage

Converting your garage into a living space is a great way to add square footage to your home without committing to a full renovation project. The warmer months are a perfect time to clean out your garage, add a bit of insulation if needed, and pug down the type of flooring that is appropriate for use in the new space. Ideas for your converted garage span from a simple living or game room, to a large workshop or home-brewing station. Your garage is the perfect location for any of these projects.

One important point to remember is that you do not have to necessarily convert the entire garage as part of your home addition project. You can choose to convert a portion of it to provide yourself with the new space while still enjoying the benefits of a smaller garage.

Plant Shade Trees

It may seem like a bit of work to plant trees in your yard with the sun shining high in the sky. However, there are a number of reasons that suggest this project is well worth the effort.

First of all, your shade tree will provide a warm and inviting place for you to relax in your yard while protecting you from the direct beam of the sun. The sun protection from your shade tree will also extend itself to your house. And a cooler home means less money spent on cooling costs in the hotter parts of the year.

Outdoor Kitchen

A mid-day summer meal is much more enjoyable when there are people present to share it with. And there is no better place to prepare this meal than in your own backyard kitchen.

You will need to think about several things before deciding on an outdoor kitchen as a summer addition to your home. The size of the grill you will use is an important consideration. You should also decide whether your grill will be gas or electric. Other decisions you will need to make include the type of countertops you need, whether or not you need cupboards, and what you will do about a sink.


A shed can provide you with needed storage space for items like lawnmowers, shovels, and other things you do not use on a daily basis. Your shed can also become the workshop where you complete the "handy" work you have been promising yourself you will complete throughout the winter months.

When the winter months are over and the sun begins to hang out in the sky for more and more hours each day, it is only natural to feel more optimistic and energetic. This energy and goodwill can be used to complete an addition to your home you have contemplated for a while. The nine home additions profiled above are excellent additions to make to your home when the weather is warm.

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