The longer days of summer make it the perfect season to tackle a few improvements and upgrades. Make your living spaces more comfortable and attractive with these summertime projects for your home.
Summertime Projects for Your Home: Refinish the Deck
With more daylight hours, you’ll have plenty of time to refinish your backyard deck. Inspect the deck, looking for warped, cracked, or badly splintering boards. Remove the damaged boards and replace them with new lumber. Sand the deck to smooth the surface and add a few coats of wood stain or weather sealant. Refinishing the deck makes it more attractive and safer for people and pets.
Plant a Container Garden
Even if you don’t have a large garden space, you can still plant in containers. Find a place on your property to start a container garden. Pay attention to the amount of sunlight the garden area will get and choose plants accordingly. With 6 to 8 hours of sunlight every day, you can plant vegetables. If your container garden will be in a shaded location, grow herbs for your kitchen. Some popular favorites include spearmint, cilantro, parsley, and oregano.
Add Landscape Lighting
Boost your home’s curb appeal and improve safety outdoors when you add landscape lighting. You’ll find plenty of exterior lighting options at a home improvement store in your neighborhood or online. Add pathway lighting to mark the way in the dark. Hang string lights for a fun, festive look on the porch or deck. Use lighting to illuminate the front steps or to accent your favorite features of the property.
Summertime Projects: Paint Your Home
Warm, dry conditions are the best for painting. Whether you are painting the exterior or a few rooms in your home, damp, humid conditions mean paint will dry more slowly. Choose quality paint and good tools for the best results. The paint specialist at your local home improvement store can recommend the best type of paint for your project. Painting only requires a bit of prep work and patience to change the look and feel of a space.