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The Movers.com Blog » Blog Archive » 5 DIY Projects for the Summer

5 DIY Projects for the Summer

outside-254716_640Summer is here, which means two things. First, it’s time to enjoy the weather. And second, you can finally start those home improvement projects you’ve been waiting all winter to do. Whether you’re looking for an indoor or outdoor project to keep you busy on the weekends, summer is the perfect time to get it done. Below, you can find five different DIY home improvement projects that can take your home to the next level.

1. Interior and exterior painting

If you are renovating or upgrading your bathroom or kitchen, a fresh coat of paint could work wonders. Fun new colors can be a great investment, creating a vibrant atmosphere for the summer months. If you are improving your landscaping in the yard, a new paint job on your home’s exterior can provide benefits as well. Choose a color that highlights your home’s best features and truly enhances its appearance.

2. Upgrade your backyard

If you are looking to enhance your outdoor space, you can fix up your patio. Create an environment that is relaxing for you but can double as a barbecue area for parties and get-togethers. With a welcoming patio, you can enjoy the nice weather with friends and family all summer long. Feel free to add entertainment, such as a sound system, and umbrellas to block the sun on hot days.

3. Improve your view with clean windows

Sometimes, people go years without so much as touching their windows. This summer, it may be a good idea to set aside a weekend to clean all of the windows in your house, leaving nothing in your way of enjoying the view of your beautiful new patio and backyard. Squeaky clean windows can make all the difference in the aesthetics of your home, inside and out.

4. Declutter your home

Though it doesn’t sound like a glamorous task, it can be the most rewarding of all. Cleaning out your home and purging all of the useless items doesn’t need to be done all at once–decluttering is a lengthy process. You can start by dealing with the mess in your garage, then move to the attic, and then even clean out the basement.

5. Enhance your home’s “curb appeal”

According to Cathy Knapp of Towne Realty Group in northern New Jersey, one of the most important aspects of selling a home is its “curb appeal.” This means that buyers pay tons of attention to the way your home looks from the street. Of course, you want to give off a good first impression, so don’t neglect your front yard and walkway! Take care of your lawn and landscaping, and make sure the walkway to your front door is accessible and appealing.

Sure, summer is usually for relaxing, but these DIY home improvement projects are perfect for people who like to keep busy. Make the most of your home–indoors and outdoors–and increase its value while enjoying everything it has to offer.

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