Improve Your Home: 5 Summer Home DIY Projects

summer home diy projects

The sun is shining (some days), the kids are off of school, and the living is easy.  Summer is here and what a perfect time to work on your home.  These projects don’t need to break the bank and there are many simple things you can do.

Today we’re going to look at 5 easy summer DIY projects to improve your home this summer- inside and out!

Summer Home DIY Project #1: Add some curb appeal

  • Build a tree bench
  • Put landscape lighting to your front walkway, driveway, and landscaping
  • Trim overgrown bushes, plant new flowers, and add landscaping stones
  • Build a cover for your air conditioning unit and garbage cans
  • Hang exterior shutters

Summer Home DIY Project #2: Get Organized

  • Make a plan for all areas of your home- inside and outside, that need to be organized.
  • Sort and clean.  This is a great time to throw out any items that your family doesn’t need anymore.
  • Spend time labeling bins, items, and shelves.  Doing so will help finding exactly what you need so you have more time to enjoy the summer days

Summer Home DIY Project #3: Improve Indoor Air Quality

Summer Home DIY Project #4: Home Maintenance

  • Clean and replace your furnace filters
  • Replace broken light bulbs and clean exterior fixtures
  • Clean your gutters
  • Power wash siding and clean windows
  • Insulate your attic
  • Inspect your carpet, rugs, and upholstery for spots and stains
  • Seal grout lines to prevent mold growth
  • Fix concrete cracks
  • Check you dryer vent to see if cleaning is needed. Great time to install Lint Alert to take the guess work out.

Summer Home DIY Project #5: Enjoy Your Outdoor Space

  • Clean and seal your deck or add one if you don’t have one already
  • Clean up outdoor rugs and furniture
  • Add an outdoor fireplace for roasting s’mores
  • Create a backyard space for playing games
  • Build a potting bench for all your gardening needs
  • Give the garden an arbor
  • Fertilize the yard to keep it green this summer
  • Add tiki torches to help fight off mosquitoes