Time to Open Your Cottage!

With the warmer weather approaching, it is time to re-open your seasonal cottage. Before you successfully open it, be sure to check for damages that may have occurred over the winter months.

Check the exterior of the cottage for any damages from critters before making your way carefully inside to see if any got in before searching for damages inside. Change the air filters if you need to and ensure that your septic system works. Check the foundation and ensure that your heating and cooling system works. Inspect any holes in screens, windows or the roof and get them fixed by a professional. Once you have finished inspecting everything and it’s all in working order and safe to spend time in throughout the warmer months, you can safely stay there yourself or rent it out.

When it comes to your home, spring cleaning is something that everything endures. Cleaning out everything that you no longer need or want to donate to someone who could get more use out of it will make your home feel less cluttered.

In addition to spring cleaning, landscaping and home renovations also occur most often during the spring and summer months. Any changes you want to make to the interior or exterior to your home is best done when you can be outside or staying somewhere where you can enjoy the warm weather while projects are being completed. Whether you want a deck built in your backyard or an extension built on your home, they are most enjoyed during the warmer months. May it be hosting family or friends over for a backyard barbecue, or enjoying your sunroom to have the sunlight while reading or crafting.

Spring and summer months are the perfect time to upgrade your home and enjoy the renovations and landscaping additions.