Sep 29, 2018

Tips for DIY Home Renovations This Summer

With the warmer temperatures, the sunny weather and the fresh air, summer is a wonderful thing. Now that it's so nice outside, you might be hoping to tackle some home improvements both indoors and outdoors. Keeping these things in mind can help you while you tackle this home improvement journey.

Landscaping is Important

If you have not done so already, you may want to pay some attention to your landscaping. After all, not only do you probably want your yard to look nice, but it's also important to keep your landscaping up so that you can prevent pests and weed overgrowth.

Of course, cutting your grass, pruning your shrubs and trimming your trees is important. However, now is also a good time to spread mulch, plant a flower garden and even plant a tree or an herb garden.

Give Your Home's Exterior a Quick Facelift

Even if you don't have a ton of money for a huge renovation on the outside of your home, there are a few things that you can do to freshen your home's exterior up. Cleaning your gutters to get rid of leaves, limbs and debris from the winter can help you improve the look of your home and help you ensure that the water is able to run off of your roof during the summer storms.

Additionally, don't underestimate the power of a little bit of paint. Applying touch-up paint to the outside of your home’s trim and even a fresh front door color can help you improve its overall appearance. Also, consider repainting and numbering your mailbox for a clean fresh look.

Focus on Deep Cleaning

If you didn't quite get around to spring cleaning during the springtime, now is a great time to do it. Clean your windows, walls, baseboards, ceilings, light fixtures and anything else in your home that might not have been cleaned in a while. Then, you will be able to enjoy a nice, sparkling clean home when you come back inside after enjoying your favorite outdoor activities.

Don't Start Projects That You Can't Finish

If you are excited about getting started with a home project, you should keep in mind you might be prone to starting something that you can't finish anytime soon. It can be easy to start too many projects at once, which can leave you feeling overwhelmed and can leave you with too little time to get everything done. Instead, make sure that you will be able to complete a project before you start it, and don't have too many projects going at one time.

Stay Safe

Of course, the primary thing that you should be concerned about when it comes to your summer projects is safety. For one thing, consider any projects that may need to be done to improve the safety of your home, such as checking your home outlets, repairing any faulty steps on your porch and more. Additionally, when you are working on your projects, make sure that you do them the safe way; for example, focusing on ladder safety when you're cleaning your gutters and ensuring that you turn off the breaker at the breaker box before working with anything electrical.

As you can see, there are a few things that you can focus on when doing do-it-yourself home renovations this summer. Keep these tips in mind, and you can be extremely successful with your home projects this summer.

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Author Bio:

Annie Grace Wilson is a Public Relations Specialist for Crawlspace Depot. She regularly produces content for a variety of blogs that cover topics from cleaning and organizing tips to home maintenance DIY projects

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