Now that July is finally here, summer is in full swing, and it’s the perfect time to take on some home improvement projects. It’s important to utilize these warmer months to renew and repair your home before the snow and ice return, especially since many of us are spending a lot more time at home. We’ve compiled some of the easiest — and cheapest — projects for you to tackle this summer. These small projects will make a big difference in the overall appearance of your home.
Pressure Washing: If your deck or pathways are looking a bit worse for wear, consider using a pressure washer to spruce them up. Renting a pressure washer for the day is relatively inexpensive, and they’re perfect for removing built up dirt and grime.
Add some greenery: The options when it comes to incorporating greenery are truly endless – potted plants, hanging flower baskets, building your own raised flower beds, planting hedges or trees. No matter what you choose, adding greenery to your home will instantly improve your curb appeal. Consider a vegetable garden if you love the idea of eating from your own garden, or plant perennials so you can enjoy flowers that will come back year after year.
Clean your carpets: Whether you decide to hire a professional or rent a carpet cleaner on your own, shampooing your carpets will refresh your home more than you’d expect. You’ll be shocked at how much grime is hiding in your carpets.
Put on a fresh coat of paint: This is probably the most basic of home improvement projects to take on, but there’s a reason that it’s a staple. Add an accent wall, consider a painted ceiling, or simply touch up anywhere existing paint is peeling or chipped.
Update your front door: After only a few years of wear and tear, your front door is bound to need a bit of a touch up. Whether you decide to refinish for a classic look or add a pop of color with paint, upgrading your front door is a simple project perfect for a warm summer day.
Build an outdoor path: This is a simple DIY project that even the least experienced will be able to accomplish. Stone, brick, or gravel are all great options, and we think something that doesn’t look too perfect is all the better when it comes to building a garden path.
Update your kitchen cabinets: Replacing kitchen cabinets can be an expensive undertaking. For a more affordable option, consider adding a few coats of paint in a color of your choice and switching out the handles. This way, you can modernize your cabinets and match them to your style for a much lower cost.
All of these are great options to spruce up the appearance of your home this summer. Even better, these affordable projects will each only take a day to complete. If you’ve been putting off any home improvement projects, take this as a sign to get started!