Summer Is The Perfect Time To Start Your Home Improvement Project

14 Apr

Summer Is The Perfect Time To Start Your Home Improvement Project

you may want to spend your sunny weekend afternoons enjoying the summer weather, it’s also a great time to start moving forward with important home improvement projects you’ve had in mind. If you’re looking for smart ways to save money on major renovation projects, then summer is the time to do it. The following are a few reasons why:

Firstly, you can save yourself a great deal of money. There are more people out their avoiding major renovations in the summer. This means that contractors may be offering significant discounts on their work. Take advantage of these savings by scheduling contractors during what is traditionally a dry period.

Secondly, the weather in the summer season helps projects move smoothly. In the spring, seasonal showers can quickly slow down your home improvement project and snow and cold weather in the winter can bring them to a halt altogether. But, in the summer, there’s less chance of rain or frigid temperatures. This ensures that big, expensive projects are completed on time and on budget.

Lastly, you’re going to want to spend most of your time outside, right? While renovations are moving forward, you can enjoy the great outdoors! If you’re going to have to be outside, it might as well be during one of the more pleasant seasons. So, plan your day trips when the contractors are in and head to your grocery store to pick up food to cook outside on the barbeque. Come fall, you’ll be glad you got your biggest projects done with during the summer.

Four Summer Blockbusters For The Whole Family

12 Apr

Four Summer Blockbusters For The Whole Family

Summer 2014 is shaping up to be the season of sequels and remakes, welcoming additions to many popular franchises, as well as some fresh takes on classic films. Take a look at some of the most anticipated films your family has to look forward to:

1. May 16 – Godzilla

Joining the ranks of Godzilla remakes, Gareth Edwards’ upcoming film looks like the most visually impressive version yet. We’ll see Bryan Cranston, Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor-Johnson leading an ensemble cast, and while the “M” word has not yet been mentioned, Godzilla will be facing a giant winged creature we can only assume is Mothra.

2. May 23 – X-Men: Days of Future Past

X-Men: Days of Future Past steps back into the timeline set by the 2006 film, X-Men: The Last Stand. After lines are drawn by the two sets of mutant forces led by Dr. Charles Xavier (Patrick Stewart) and Magneto (Ian McKellen), the world stands in jeopardy of being torn apart by the ensuing war between the powerful factions. According to writer-producer Simon Kinberg, the film will deviate from the comic’s original source material, sending only Wolverine (Hugh Jackman) back in time to try to prevent the rift between Xavier and Magneto from ever occurring.

3. May 30 – Maleficent

A fresh take on the beloved fairy tale “Sleeping Beauty,” “Maleficent,” starring Angelina Jolie, tells the untold story of Disney’s most iconic villain in the classic 1959 film. The movie takes a look at the events that hardened the evil fairy’s heart, leading her to curse baby Princess Aurora. Filled with action, adventure, and gorgeous costumes, this film looks perfect for the whole family to enjoy.

4. June 27 – Transformers: Age of Extinction

Although it’s the fourth installment of the Transformers franchise, Transformers: Age of Extinction is more of a reboot than a sequel, according to director Michael Bay. Shia LaBeouf is out, allowing Mark Wahlberg to take the helm as the film’s human lead. Completely breaking off from the previous series, Age of Extinction will be the beginning of a separate trilogy of its own, says Bay. Audiences will be introduced to a host of new characters as well, including transformer bounty hunters, and most excitingly, fire-breathing Dinobots.