Every homeowner desires the best look for their home. Surprisingly, there are plenty of easy, useful projects you can tackle over a summer weekend to neaten up your home. These quick projects are perfectly suited for any long weekend during the summer when you want to add a little shine to your home.
Simple, summer is the best time for outdoor home improvement projects. The typically longer days offer an abundance of daylight to work with, and normally good weather permits outdoor work without difficulty. On the hottest days, most days in July and August, it is best to start projects earlier in the day and take a break when temperatures are at their hottest. The good news: there is still plenty of evening light to finish up.
Summer projects are particularly important when you may have upcoming entertaining or simply looking for time outside. Whether you want to improve your home for your own pride of ownership, show it off for family gatherings, or enhance its curb appeal for a possible sale, these projects can help make your home project its very best appearance.
There are a number of projects that you could easily tackle over the summer during a long weekend are numerous. Some of the top options include:
Pruning and Trimming – Give your landscape a touch up with carefully pruning, trimming, and shaping. This will help protect trees against damage from summer thunderstorms and will tidy up your landscaping.
Pressure Washing – Any home can look grimy over time as dirt, dust, and mold accumulate on surfaces. Pressure washing your roof, siding, driveway, patio, or deck can instantly refresh the space. Remember, take extra care to use recommended pressure settings to avoid damage.
Deck Repair – If you have a deck, make certain it is ready with simple repairs. Take the time to tighten any nuts, bolts, or other fasteners, replace broken boards, update the railing, or stain or paint the deck as needed to keep it looking fabulous.
Repainting – Its amazing what a fresh coat of paint can do for your home. It can be an eye-popping improvement. If you don’t want to repaint the entire structure, paint a porch railing, window shutters, trim, fences, a shed, or other worn structures or features for a new and colorful look.
Spruce Up Flowerbeds – Add pizzazz to your garden and flowerbeds with weeding, removing overgrown plants, adding fresh mulch, and installing sharp edging to define the space. Do not forget instant color from summer flowers.
Wash Windows – Washing windows will add shine to your home and bring more summer sun indoors. Wash both inside and outside the windows for the best results and repair any torn window screens or broken windows at the same time.
Clean Gutters – Clogged gutter can lead to roof leaks and other water damage. Also check that the gutters are firmly fastened and are properly aligned to flow efficiently.
Install Lighting – Give your home a welcoming glow with exterior lighting.
Build a Fire Pit – Take advantage of enjoyable summer nights with your very own fire pit. Use bricks and stone blocks to build a safe design and consider adding benches or seating walls nearby for roasting hot dogs and s’mores all summer long.
Organize the Garage – Summer is a perfect to clean out and organize your garage. Declutter workbenches, install pegboard for better organization, and even consider having a yard sale to get rid of unwanted items.
Build a Picnic Table – Add extra summer seating to your yard with a solid picnic table. Easy designs are simple even for novices to build, and if you have more skills, you can make a picnic table with built-in coolers or other handy features.
Install Pavers – Pavers can be very useful, from framing a driveway to creating pathways to edging flowerbeds. For a bigger project, you can install a paver patio or create a new seating area in your yard with attractive pavers.
Renting equipment, to tackle a summer project, does not have to be hard. A lot of it can be done over the computer or by picking up the phone and talking to one of Taylor Rental Plano’s experts.
Contact your Taylor Rental Plano today to learn more about the products and the equipment we offer and how you can rent them without breaking a sweat and have a successful experience completing your summer projects.