Posted on July 1, 2024

California summers are a gift – long, sunny days perfect for spending time outdoors and enjoying your home. But what if you could bring that sunshine indoors and create a seamless flow between your home and the beautiful weather? This summer, why not tackle a remodeling project that enhances your living space and lets you truly soak up the season?

Open Up the Space

One of the best ways to embrace California living, more specifically Santa Cruz County, is by creating an open floor plan. Knocking down walls (always consult with a structural engineer first!) between your kitchen, living room, and dining area can instantly make your home feel brighter, airier, and more inviting. This open concept allows for easier entertaining, fosters a sense of connection, and maximizes the natural light that California is known for. You can also help your home remain cooler during the hotter days by creating a cross-breeze throughout the space.

Let the Light In

Speaking of natural light, summer is the perfect time to focus on ways to bring more sunshine into your home. Upgrading your windows to larger, more energy-efficient options is a great first step. You can also consider installing skylights in strategic locations to bathe your interior spaces in warm, natural light. This not only brightens your home but can also improve your mood and even reduce energy bills.

Embrace the Outdoors

The beautiful summer weather of Santa Cruz County practically begs you to spend time outdoors. This is where your backyard becomes an extension of your living space. Consider building a deck, patio, or porch – a perfect spot for relaxing, dining al fresco, or entertaining friends and family. Consider incorporating features like built-in seating, a fire pit for cozy evenings, or an outdoor kitchen for the ultimate entertaining experience.

California summers are beautiful, but they can also get quite hot. When remodeling your outdoor space, consider adding shade structures like pergolas, awnings, or retractable canopies. This will allow you to enjoy the outdoors all summer long without getting overwhelmed by the heat.

By incorporating these summer remodeling ideas, you can transform your home into a haven that celebrates the sunshine, encourages indoor-outdoor living, and allows you to make the most of the beautiful Santa Cruz summer. Remember, a little planning can go a long way, so get inspired, brainstorm some ideas, and get ready to create a space that reflects your lifestyle.

For more information, please visit our website and download our eBook; ‘A Guide To Hiring A Remodeler.’ Our eBook Guide provides additional resources and includes helpful Worksheets that will make the process of Picking the Right Remodeling Expert For the Job stress-free. To get your own project started, get in touch with us, or give us a call at (831) 566-9499.

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