34 Simple Summer Home Improvement Projects
Summer is the perfect season to dive into home improvement projects. The sun is out, the weather is warm, and the days are long. There can be so many things to tackle that it can be tough to prioritize. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite summer projects to do around your home.
Summer Upgrade Projects for the Yard With long days, working on your yard over summer offers a great return on your time. Here are a few summer projects for your yard that give you serious return. Add Curb Appeal to Your Front Yard You don’t need to open any walls or build anything new to add value to your home. In fact, curb appeal can add up to a 20% increase on someone’s first impression on your home. And, in many cases, it’s really simple to do. Clear out anything that is dead by ripping the plant out, down to its roots. Focus on the walkway and areas by the windows – these areas attract the most attention. Consider replacing your vinyl sidings for newer ones. Add a few colorful plants or shrubs, and make sure you don’t have anything overgrown on the path. Give your front door a bit of pop by painting it, and make sure your mailbox looks fresh. A new porch light goes a long way doesn’t cost very much! Mulch Open Yard Areas Speaking of curb appeal, nothing kills first impressions like a bunch of weeds or overgrown areas. Rather than re-doing all of the landscaping, just drop a bunch of mulch onto the areas. You can buy mulch in a variety of colors, which allows you to mix-and-match to suit your home’s exterior decor. The mulch will act as a natural weed barrier, and is a simple and quick fix to up your home’s impression. You can also make your own mulch – its very similar to making your own compost for your yard.