It doesn’t take much to spruce up your home and look like new—and those small touches often don’t cost that much. Summer is the perfect time to make those little touches through summer home projects; with everyone out and about and frequent summer barbecues, your home projects are sure to be noticed by your guests—while you enjoy them in between your summer parties.
Start with your front door
Your home doesn’t have to be on the real estate market to add curb appeal. Start with your porch or front steps. Add decorative touches like planters, decorative sculptures, slate or porcelain tiles, and rocking chairs to your front step or porch, and landscape your flower beds and bushes. If you want to be really daring, paint your front door a complementary color. Summer is the time to do it, because it’s easy for the paint to dry during the nice weather.
Spruce up your patio
If you want to turn your outdoor patio into an oasis, dress up your patio with a water feature, furniture and tiles. Yes, you read that last item right: tiles. Porcelain tiles can be installed outdoors to dress up your patio, and comes in a variety of colors and styles that can make your next barbecue a show stopper.
Get creative with your planting
Pinterest is full of ideas for unique summer planters that you can fill with flowers, vegetables, and herbs. Vertical planters, antiques, crates, watering cans, wheelbarrows, wagons…the options are limitless for creative planting ideas that’ll add extra curb appeal to your home, give you fresh herbs and vegetables, and make all your friends comment.
Deep clean your carpets
Carpet cleaning may not be the sexiest home project, but it can make your old carpets look like new—and summer is the perfect time to do it. Scheduling a summer carpet cleaning has a few perks: you can leave the windows open during the cleaning, schedule the carpet cleaning before you go on vacation, and you can move your furniture out to the garage during the carpet cleaning (if needed).
Re-stain your deck
Power wash and re-stain your deck for a new look, and to ensure many years of grill outs and fun. Re-staining and sealing extends the life of your deck, prevents splintering, and gives your deck a new life.
Upgrade your kitchen
For a finished look, add a beautiful backsplash to your kitchen. If you need ideas for your backsplash, head into your local tile store to see the tiles in person. If you want to spend more time outside this summer, hire an experienced tile expert to install your backsplash. Installing a backsplash doesn’t take very long, but the look’ll dress up your kitchen for a whole new look.