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Six Summer Home Improvement Projects For 2024

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Six summer home improvement projects for 2024

With summer just on the horizon, you may be wondering how you can make the most of the warm weather. If your ideas include taking a look at how to add value to your home, you’re in luck: there are many ways that you can enjoy the sunshine while undertaking a summer house renovation.

The best ways to add value to your home

When it comes to home improvement ideas, your options can be sometimes overwhelming. Do you repaint that home office you’ve always been meaning to get around to? Or do you finally re-do the tiling in your downstairs bathroom? 

The level to which you refurbish your home this summer can depend on a variety of factors, including budget, time, and the scope of the change you’re looking to make. To help you outline some of the key summer home improvement projects that you could make in 2024, we’ve compiled a list of six changes that will not only transform how you view your property, but could add considerable value to your home in the long run.

Conservatories to soak up the sunshine (or enjoy the rain)

Osborn Windows modern conservatory with a glass roof

If you’re looking to add another room to your home, one of the best – and most economical – ways to do so is by installing a glass conservatory, orangery, or LivinRoom. The customisation available with this kind of installation means that you can ensure that it is tailored to your specific property, and matches the kind of look and feel that you’d want. 

As an extra bonus, the majority of conservatories are considered “permitted developments”, meaning that you wouldn’t need to seek planning permission to build this kind of extension on your home. The only instances in which this may differ is if you live: 

  • In a conservation area
  • In a national park
  • In an area of outstanding natural beauty
  • In a world heritage site
  • In the Norfolk or Suffolk broads. 

If you’re unsure whether you’d need planning permission, we can help as part of your free quotation. 

Conservatories, organgeries, or LivinRooms really come into their own in the summer, as you can enjoy the sunshine from the comfort of your own home. But in the wetter months, they’re the perfect spot to curl up under a blanket with a good book, as the rain patters down on the sturdy glass roofing. It’s truly a year-round investment that will pay off when you come to sell your home.

Bay windows to bathe in daylight

Do you find yourself turning on lights indoors during the day, purely because your home isn’t as naturally bright as you’d want it to be? Then bay windows could be the perfect solution. 

Bay and bow windows can be made from aluminium, timber or uPVC, and customised to suit your property and add extra space inside your home. As well as letting in as much natural light as possible, a bay window can include a seat or still to improve the storage in your home, or enjoy your morning coffee while the sunlight shines in.

For peace of mind, all bay windows from Osborn Glass are installed by experts with reinforced bay poles to provide strength and rigidity – with the option of load-bearing poles for extra support.

Double or triple glazing to keep things cool

Double Glazed Windows

When considering any kind of glass addition to your home – whether that’s a sash window, or casement window – you should also think about the kind of glazing that you’d like to include. 

Double glazing is perfect for upgrading your old windows, and there are many reasons for doing so. These include: 

  • Improved sound or draft proofing
  • Upgrading your home security 
  • Reducing condensation on your windows
  • Changing the colour or style of your existing windows
  • Improved energy efficiency 

If you’d like to go one step further and really keep your home cool during the warm summer months, then triple glazing could be the answer. This kind of installation represents the latest technology that the glazing industry has to offer, and the benefits really speak for themselves: triple-glazed windows are approximately 60% more thermally efficient than standard C-rated double glazing. 

Triple glazing also offers the highest level of security you can buy for your windows, with hinge claws and multi-point locking included as standard. If you’re wondering how to add value to your home this summer, improving your glazing could be a sure bet. 

Bifold doors to bring the garden party inside

Bifold back doors showing stairs, garden and family eating

When it comes to replacing the doors in your home, the sheer amount of choice can sometimes seem intimidating. Should you opt for French sliding doors, like your neighbours? Or will a composite door work best for you? (Particularly if there’s an unmissable deal on to make this option even more attractive!). 

If you’re looking for home improvement ideas that are also one of the best ways to add value to your home, then a third option could be perfect for you: external bifold doors. These are the best way to bring your garden party inside this summer, as when the bifold doors are fully opened, your living room and garden become a unified communal space. 

As well as their ability to really open up a party, bifold doors are great at improving the security of your home due to multi-point locking, and can be customised to suit any space’s aesthetic. Their benefits really are numerous

Verandas to create an outdoor canopy

Outside Dining - Verandas by Osborn Glass

If you want to enjoy the outdoors this summer, but you’re not keen on the dramatic changes that UK weather can bring, then a veranda could be an ideal addition to your home. 

With a customised veranda built specifically for your property, you can tuck in to a cooling lunch out in the garden, and still remain dry when a sudden downpour tries to spoil a sunny day. 

Beyond an al fresco lunch, verandas are also perfect for covering vehicles or furniture at your property. And because they can be tailored to be as long as required, you’ll be able to make sure that your veranda is a perfect fit for your space. 

Sash windows to enjoy a summer breeze

Sash Windows outside of a property

If you want to be able to enjoy a cooling breeze this summer, but maintain the classical aesthetic of your home, then go for sash windows. Available in a variety of aluminium, timber, or uPVC designs, sash windows add a level of elegance to your property that’s impossible to deny. 

A sash window works by inserting one or two movable sashes within the frame, which can move past one another to open up the window and let in as much light and air as possible. They’re versatile and will certainly add value to your home – making sash windows an ideal choice for your summer home improvement project

They also have a visual appeal that’s unparalleled at certain properties, and come double glazed as standard to make them as efficient as possible. 

If you’re particularly concerned about disrupting the visual aesthetic of your home, but working on a strict budget, we offer a range of uPVC heritage options that seamlessly replicate the timber alternative. Whatever your requirements, we’re here to help you to fulfil your home improvement ideas

Ready to upgrade your home in time for summer?

With a wide range of options for improving the look and feel of your home, now is the perfect time to invest in your property’s long-term value. 

Our team can advise on the pricing, installation, and delivery of whichever product you choose, to make sure that the process is as seamless as possible. To learn more, give us a call on 020 8653 2200, or contact us online.