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Easy and Affordable Summer Home Improvements
Dated: June 2 2022
Summertime Home-Improvement Projects to Cross Off Your List
Summer's long days and warm weather make it the ideal season for upgrading parts of your home. Here are some easy, affordable home maintenance projects to add to your list this summer.
Summer is a great time for home improvement projects and DIY updates around the house. Set some time (and money) aside this summer to give your home some TLC. Not only will it increase the overall value of your home, but little upgrades here and there can also save you a lot of money down the line.
While some home improvements can be expensive, such as adding central air conditioning or remodeling an entire room of your house, there are more affordable projects that can give you the same effect for a much lower cost. Here are some simple, affordable home improvement projects to try this summer that won't break the bank.
1. Pressure-wash outdoor areas.
Winter weather can leave behind all sorts of dirt and grime on your home's exterior and other outdoor areas. Take advantage of the warmer weather to give your home a high-powered cleaning. A pressure washer can make quick work of clearing away buildup on siding, driveways, decks, patios, and walkways. If you don't own a pressure washer, you can often rent one at your local home center or hardware store. As you clean your home's exterior, be sure to direct the spray downward to avoid forcing water into cracks or seams, and use a lower-pressure setting on surfaces that could easily be damaged, such as painted siding or wood decks.
2. Refinish your deck.
Spruce up your deck with fresh paint or stain in anticipation of summer entertaining. Not only will refinishing your deck give it a clean look, but it will also help reduce cracks and splinters, making the surface friendlier for bare feet. Proper prep is key to a beautiful finish, so take the time to clean the surface and strip off the old finish before you begin. While you're at it, consider painting your patio furniture to make it look good as new. Then hang some outdoor string lights to make your space a dreamy oasis perfect for hosting a backyard event.
3. Declutter your home.
4. Refresh your house with paint.
5. Check gutters.
6. Spruce up landscaping.
7. Clean or replace AC filters.
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