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DIY Home Improvement Tasks To Conquer For Summer

Summer is in full swing, and it’s time to get to work.  Now that most people around the world have been forced into spending more time at home, you’re presented with a unique opportunity to dig into all those DIY projects that have been rolling around in your mind.  

If you don’t have a long list waiting for you, there’s always plenty to explore.  Take a few moments now to read through a few DIY home improvement tasks you should conquer before the summer is over, and start getting your hands dirty today.  

Boost your home’s curb appeal

It’s easier to take on outside projects when you have beautiful weather, and summer is a great time to work on boosting your home’s curb appeal.  Boosting the curb appeal of your home will not only make it easier on the eyes, but your equity will rise as well.  

Consider building a flower garden, but keep the wood mulch away from your home’s foundation.  Wet mulch provides a welcoming environment for unwanted pests.  However, investing in regular pest control services is a responsible move for any homeowner.  

Work on creating a lush and green lawn.  Mow regularly.  Trim up shrubs and trees in the yard, and consider giving the house a power wash.  Power washing the outside of your home can make it look brand new, and the process isn’t complicated.  

Work to improve your energy efficiency

Take your summer improvements inside the house, and work to create a more energy efficient environment.  The obvious solution is to install energy efficient appliances, but let us focus on some of the easier and more affordable ways to boost your home’s energy efficiency. 

Check the crawl spaces for air and water leakage.  Check around windows and doors to make sure all of your seals are still effective.  Consider installing a programmable smart thermostat to more accurately control the heating and air unit in your home.  

Add a new backsplash in your kitchen

If you want a quick update in your kitchen for a clean and vibrant space for the whole family to enjoy.  Reworking the backsplash in your kitchen will make a huge impact on the visual aesthetic of the room, and the work won’t take you forever to finish.  

Recaulk the bathroom 

You can give your bathroom a facelift with a simple caulking.  The caulk around the toilet and bathtub areas in your bathroom often get dingy and accrue mildew over time, but caulking isn’t a hard job to conquer.  With only a few affordable tools and a couple tubes of caulk, you can make your bathroom look cleaner and newer in just a day.