June 22, 2021

Revamp Your Home with These 5 Easy Summer DIYs

Owning a home, whether it is your first or your long-time residence, can be daunting. No matter the home, there is always a running to-do lists with projects to be completed. If you are looking for a few easy renovations to cross off you list this summer, check out these simple DIYs!

1. Mobile Gardens

No matter the size of your home or your expertise in gardening, investing in a mobile raised garden bed is a smart decision. Not only do they take up little room, they are also equally minimal maintenance. Adding one of these will not only bring a refreshing element of nature to your home, but they can also provide you and your loved ones with tasty treats all summer long. Before you start, make sure you check out these gardening hacks that will make creating your mobile garden a breeze.

2. Tiered Planters

Whether you are just looking to add some color or are hoping to add some new herbs to your summer recipes, adding a tiered planter to your porch, deck or patio is the way to go. If you are feeling handy many building plans can be found online, or, you can easily create your own using any extra side tables, shelving or even an old step stool you might have in the house. To keep costs down even further you can pick up pots or containers from summer yard sales or discount stores and start planting away.

3. Patio Spaces

Any backyard can be easily transformed by the addition of a DIY patio space. Currently, interlocking patio squares can be picked up from just about anywhere. Once you lay down a few of those, it becomes all about adding in elements that make you feel at home! Adding flowers, a water feature and some furniture will instantly complete your new backyard paradise.

4. Fresh Paint and Hardware

If inside your home is the place that needs some new additions, the best thing to do is to take a step back and take note of some easy fixes. Just by adding a few coats of paint and changing out some old handles and hooks, cabinets in any space of the house can become brand new again.

5. Give Old Furniture a New Look

So much old furniture can be found at local summer garage sales or even right in your own home. Whether it is an old dresser, or an outside patio set, a lot can be accomplished just by stripping down the old paint, sanding the piece and painting on a new color. Likewise, any fabric-based items can become brand new again by just adding a slipcover and some inexpensive foam padding.

Before You Start

No matter if it is your first home or your forever home, all DIY projects are best accomplished when you do your research beforehand! If you're looking to buy a house this summer or to refinance your own before you try out all kinds of fun DIY projects, make sure you contact us today.

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