DIY Projects to Spruce Up Your Home this Summer

    In this article by Zillow, we learned some great DIY projects to spruce up your home during in the finals days of summer vacation! We’ve included these and added a few tips of our own!

    Here they are…

    Paint the interior trim of your home

    Painting the trim of your home is a subtle job that can really change the look and feel of your home! You can paint moldings, rails, furniture trim, handles, crown moldings, and other trim items of your home to transform the appearance of your home.

    Tend to the “garden”

    Especially if you live in California, you know that preserving water is crucial, but doing this can really take a toll on your yard. We suggest that you consider replacing grass with a rock garden and replacing plants that require a lot of water with succulents. Doing this can really add charm and character to your home, help conserve water, and help your water bill!

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    Build a backyard fire pit

    Building a backyard fire pit can be fun, and can also lead to hours of entertainment for your family and even your guests. There are endless ways you can achieve a stylish fire pit, and with a little bit of research, a trip to the hardware store and a bit of work, you can have an entirely new form of entertainment.

    We also suggest that you consider backyard camping or backyard movie screenings with a projector as you sit beside the fire and eat s’mores for endless nights of fun!

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    Resurface the driveway

    If you have a concrete driveway, you can use your vacation days to resurface them before the rainier seasons. To prepare, power wash your driveway and fill in any holes and cracks. You can then resurface with a polymer based cement with squeegees. Doing this will not only protect your driveway from damage, but will also give you a refreshed appearance to your home!

    Organize the garage

    You can install new storage units in your garage to maximize your space and clean up the area.

    Be sure to hang all bicycles, chairs, larger tools on hooks.  Hang all general tools on a peg board. Be sure to also have the appropriate shelving for boxes and other items that can be stored higher up on the wall. You can store smaller items such as screws and nails in smaller storage containers.

    Taking these simple steps will leave you with more room to do more DIY projects and park your vehicles!

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    Replace worn screens

    Replacing these screens will defend your home from weather and insects and will also enhance the look of your home!


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