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Top 5 Home Improvement Tips For This Summer

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Summer is the perfect time to tackle those DIY home improvement projects that you have been thinking about all winter. The days are long and sunny, providing the ideal weather conditions for both indoor and outdoor home DIY projects.

Here are our top 5 home improvement tips to make the most out of your summer DIY time:

1. A little bit of paint goes a long way

paint brush painting wood

Painting is one of the cheapest and easiest DIY home improvement projects. You don’t need to be a DIY expert or interior decorator to update your home with a lick of paint; simply do some research and look for the latest colour trends and styles.

Painting the entire interior of your home may be a little too costly and time-consuming but if you take advantage of the warm summer weather you can easily paint a room or two over the weekend.


2. Do wonders with wallpaper

flower wallpaper

Hanging wallpaper requires slightly more skill than painting but it is another quick and easy DIY solution to bring a bit of colour into your home.

The great thing about wallpaper is that you do not need to hang it in the entire room, you can buy a striking pattern and apply it to one wall in your living room to create a focal point.


3. Keep your cool with ceiling fans

ceiling fan

Get your home ready for the hot summer months by installing ceiling fans. This is one of the cheapest DIY home improvement projects that can make your home more comfortable, more energy efficient and increase the value. It is a lot easier and more cost-effective than installing air conditioning.


4. Lovely Landscaping adds charm to your home

landscaped lawn

Make the most of the long summer days by getting your garden in shape. A beautifully landscaped garden can take your home from drab to fab without committing too much time or money to the project.

A well-manicured lawn, trimmed hedges and neat flower beds will turn your garden into a peaceful oasis where you can relax and enjoy warm summer evenings with friends and family.


5. All decked out

decking

Decks are a great addition to any home, but your deck will need maintenance if you want it to last a lifetime. The best time to do your deck maintenance is in the summer when it is nice and warm.

You should clean your deck with a pressure washer, check for broken or loose boards and then repaint, repair and replace as necessary.


Final Thoughts

If you’re a homeowner keen to make these home improvement tips to speed up your house-sale, process then make sure you check out the guide from Open Property Group. As well as using our top tips above, you can learn how to research the property market and better understand the property valuation process.

The final great thing about DIY projects is that they are fun to do, they don’t necessarily have to cost a fortune and they can add value to your home. Don’t just sit around this summer, get out your tools and make those DIY home improvements. 

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