Home Renovation Projects in the Summertime

Due to our dry weather, home additions are a popular choice for Kelowna home renovations in summer.

Due to our dry weather, home additions are a popular choice for Kelowna home renovations in summer.

When people think of summertime in the Okanagan, their minds invariably veer toward our local lakes and beaches. It’s understandable, given our beautiful weather and natural surroundings. But this time of year is also popular for another activity: Kelowna home renovations.

Whether you’re looking to add more space for your growing family and all of your possessions, or you want to upgrade what’s already there, summer is a great time to take on large-scale projects for a number of reasons:

  • General contractors tend to be less busy than in spring and fall
  • You’re less likely to experience weather delays
  • You won’t have to worry about cool weather affecting open walls, windows etc.
  • It’s easier to ventilate a home to remove dust and odours

Plus, with the kids on school break, it’s easier to pick up and leave when your home addition contractors start the heavy work. Or, you could ship the little ones off to stay with relatives, leaving you more time to focus on the project.

Here are some of the most commonly requested home renovations we receive in summer:


Home Additions

Barring the odd thunderstorm that passes through the Okanagan, summer tends to be bone dry between July and early September. If you need to expose a wall in order to add on to your home, this is a good time to do it. You could even remove the roof in order to add an entirely new floor.

A home addition can take on many forms, depending on your lifestyle needs and budget. They can include things like:

  • Adding a new bedroom
  • Converting a carport into a sealed garage
  • Enlarging a kitchen
  • Adding a greenhouse 


Accessory Buildings

The trouble with owning stuff is that you need a place to put it all. Whether it’s garden tools, vehicles or pool equipment, an accessory building is a great choice. It keeps your property looking tidy, and you can even design it to fit in with your home and landscaping.

For more on this, read: Organizing Your Property with an Accessory Building.


Home Efficiency Upgrades

Things are getting pretty toasty here in the Okanagan, with summertime temperatures routinely soaring into the 30s. This puts a significant strain on your air conditioning system, and therefore, your hydro bill. 

Many home renovations in summer focus on increasing energy efficiency. It makes your home more comfortable, while also lowering utility bills. Some of the common upgrades include: 

  • Energy-efficient windows
  • High-efficiency HVAC systems
  • Increased wall and attic insulation
  • Energy Star-rated appliances


From home additions to accessory buildings and everything in between, Rafter 4K Contracting is your go-to source for Kelowna home renovations. We handle projects of every size, including interior and exterior, as well as residential and commercial.


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