Summertime DIY Ideas

Summertime is the perfect time for DIY projects around your home. Here are just a couple of fantastic ideas to get those creative juices flowing and upgrade your home.

Inside – Even inside projects benefit from being able to open the windows for ventilation or take items outdoors to cut or strip. Paint and redecorate a room, add a tile backsplash in your kitchen or refinish furniture pieces. While you’re at it, it’s a great time for a round of decluttering, you might even hold a rummage sale to make a little money giving your unused items new life.

Outside – The exterior of your house deserves some love too. Paint your front door a fresh, vibrant color, refresh your house numbers and mailbox, and consider updating light fixtures and ceiling fans. This is a perfect time to hang exterior shutters or add screens to the porch as well.

The Garage – Implement a new garage organization system or build a shed to house the yard and garden equipment. Even just adding storage for the bikes can open up a lot of space. A little time and planning up front will make every future project easier with a well-organized workspace.

Decks and Patios – There are so many possibilities, and as many dream spaces as there are people. You could build a whole deck or just upgrade your railing for a smaller project. Add a pergola or shade sail, build a privacy screen, or add a fire pit. Search the internet for plans to build outdoor furniture or to set up your outdoor kitchen. Even small projects like redecorating or adding planters can make a huge impact!

The Garden – The great thing about gardens and flower beds is that you can add to them year after year. Maybe this is the year you plant new perennials in the front, build a potting bench or compost bin, install a rain barrel, or build plant stands. Maybe this is the year you add a beautiful arbor or a vertical garden wall. Try starting a salad and herb garden in a raised bed near the kitchen for handy summertime access.

The Yard – Even in a small space, the options are endless. Add solar lights to a pathway or landscaping, build a firewood rack, or make a pathway with personalized stepping stones or pebble mosaics. From chicken coops and dog houses to outdoor checkers boards and bag-toss games, make your backyard what you love best.

Now that your head is swimming with DIY ideas, pick something and have some fun with it! Good luck with your projects!
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