Home improvement projects to keep you busy this summer

13th Jan 2021 | 5 min read

It’s the perfect time for a little home improvement!

It’s not long until the kids are back at school; we’re ready and excited for a new year and a new start. Naturally, it’s the perfect time for a little home improvement!

You might be inspired by modern new curtain styles, or perhaps decide it’s finally time to declutter that kitchen with handy storage solutions. Or maybe you’re gearing up for a summer of outdoor entertainment, and are keen to upgrade your BBQ area?

No matter what you have in mind, you can get ready for the year by restyling, refreshing and reorganising at home. Here are our fresh ideas and advice to get you started!

Transform your kitchen and living into a coastal farmhouse dream

The coastal and farmhouse styles intersect perfectly. Think pale, unstained woods, white linen and natural tones.

The epitome of coastal styling is a natural hardwood dining table with organic knots and grooves for a slightly ‘unfinished’ look.

Coastal living is also about clean white decor and bright, airy spaces, which is why white linen couches are perfect in creating this look.

White kitchen cabinets, stone bench tops and open shelving units also help to create a light and airy atmosphere throughout the home. Add some rustic bar stools to create the perfect breakfast spot.

Coastal styling can include natural elements like pieces of coral and driftwood sculptures; however nothing says ‘coastal’ quite like navy blue touches. Look for vases, throw rugs and even artworks that contain this hue.

Beat sleeping in the heat with this summer bedding inspiration

Bamboo sheets are lightweight, ultra-breathable and moisture-wicking. They are an excellent choice for staying cool on hot Summer nights. Combine these with a silk pillowcase and you are set for Summer. 100% silk pillowcases are naturally cool to the touch for a better night’s sleep. These are also hypoallergenic.

A latex mattress is recommended if you’re a hot sleeper. There are also plenty of Summer mattress toppers and protectors designed to keep you cool and comfortable. While you’re refreshing your bedding, consider the last time you replaced your pillows. As a rule of thumb, it is recommended to replace them every 1-2 years.

Switch up your drapes for the season and install sheer linen curtains. This lightweight material will give you privacy while allowing light to filter through.

A good fan is a life saver during the hot Summer months. Technology has come a long way, allowing for cooler rooms without the loud noise. A Dyson cool tower fan is stylish, sleek, cooling and quiet.

Declutter your kitchen with stylish solutions

Are you keeping a collection of wines, spirits, beer glasses and cocktail glasses in your kitchen? Free up cupboard space with a stylish bar cart.

Double the shelving space in your cupboards with a stacking shelf to make the most of the vacant spots throughout your kitchen. These shelves work by adding an extra layer on top of an existing one for optimum pantry organisation. Floating shelves also offer added storage without overwhelming a room.

A drawer organiser is of course a must-have. We all have at least one humble draw of cooking utensils, spare batteries, pens and random odds and ends that needs to be tidied!

Love to entertain? Create the perfect outdoor space with a BBQ area and all the added extras

Set up your outdoor BBQ area for a Summer of easy entertaining. At the heart of your outdoor BBQ area is the BBQ island. This large appliance includes the BBQ itself, as well as prepping and storage space. You can purchase modules individually and build your island exactly how you like it; include handy features like sinks, additional burners, corner pieces and even island fridges.

A full suite of BBQ tools will make you feel like the master chef of backyard cooking. Stock up with tongs, kebab skewers, a spatula, scraper, carving knife, grill brush, basting brush and a meat thermometer if you’re really serious!

A comfortable and welcoming outdoor lounge suite will ensure you never cook alone. A sofa and a couple of chairs, as well as a table for dining, will bring the party outdoors and you can enjoy the company.

Refresh your bedroom with stylish new curtains and drapes

Natural tones are on trend for curtains and drapes, such as greens, browns and beiges. These hues are drawn from nature and refresh a bedroom alongside any colour scheme.

Sheer white curtains are light and airy and reminiscent of beachside holidays and dreamy resorts –where we’d rather be!

Wave fold curtains add a little something different to your home as they undulate alongside your windows. They add a contemporary chic style and a dynamic 3D look to your living spaces.

Pelmets are a classic French design, adding a box-like frame over the tops of curtains. Pelmets work best in larger, spacious rooms where the design won’t feel crowded.

Get your home improvement goods at Caringbah Super Centre

Get everything you need for your Summer home improvement projects, and much more, at Caringbah Super Centre. Visit today and get started!

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