Summer is often the most popular season for home renovation projects. If you enjoy working on DIY projects, you’re probably going to save a lot of money. If you are brainstorming your next big project, here’s a look at some easy DIY projects you can complete before the seasons change.
Fresh Paint Job
Consider stimulating washed out walls by adding a new touch of paint. A fresh coat of paint completely changes the perception of a room. If you are eager to increase the room’s depth perception, extend the coat of paint throughout the entire area of your home.
Add a Stair Runner
Moisture often accumulates during warm summers. If a part of your home has a slippery staircase, consider adding a DIY runner. Purchasing a traditional runner may cost you hundreds of dollars. You can create your own unique runner through purchasing a few affordable supplies, and you can save money in the process.
Add New Insulation
Perhaps you’ve gotten up in the middle of the night and experienced the sensation of a chilly floor. During these moments you realize that you need to add some padding or re-insulate your home. An eco-friendly solution is installing cork. Installing a natural cork floor is considered easier to install than a traditional wood floor. These systems are compatible with plywood and concrete. Cork floor rugs keep your feet warm without spending a lot of money.
Install a New Dishwasher
At some point your dishwasher reaches its limit. If you attempt to continue using the dishwasher, your utility bills may start to rise. Consider switching to an energy efficient dishwasher.
Repair Your Deck
Your outside deck may become dangerous to use as it starts to erode. There’s a chance you may suffer a serious injury or even a fatal one. While you may feel overwhelmed at the potential amount of work associated with fixing your deck, you just need to add a fresh coat of paint to improve the durability.
Repaint Your Floor
Repainting your floor can add some excitement to your home. You can purchase a can of paint for under $90 and make significant changes to your home.
Install New Shutters
Keeping heat out is a major goal during hot summers. Up to 87% of homes in the U.S. have air conditioning. While that is a great number, sunlight infiltrating your windows may be a constant source of frustration. Consider installing interior shutters. Not only are these shutters an asset during the summer but they also provide benefits throughout the winter, as they help prevent drifting snow from entering your home. The shutters also provide visual enhancements to your home.
The insulating glass window market size was $12 billion in 2020, so you shouldn’t have trouble finding materials to caulk your windows. Caulking prevents debris from penetrating openings, and it’s generally affordable. All you need to do is set aside a few hours, and you will be finished by the end of the day.
Install a Ceiling Fan
The demand for ceiling fans continues to grow because of the potential energy savings throughout the year. Ceiling fans help circulate much needed breezes during the summer, which reduces the workload on your air conditioner. If you have space in the attic, you can install a ceiling fan by using the current of an existing cable and light source.
Switch to a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats automatically alter the temperature in your home, which can help you save hundreds of dollars per year on your electric bills. High-level thermostats have the ability to perform unique functions such as humidifying capabilities. You can order a thermostat online and utilize your DIY skills.
Consider tackling one or more of these home improvement projects by the end of the summer to improve the function of your home!