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8 Home Improvement Projects You Can Tackle in a Weekend 

Summer Projects

Summer is the perfect time to tackle a few of those projects you’ve been putting off for months! From tidying up your exterior to cleaning those neglected spaces, here are eight tasks you can tackle in just a few days this season.

Pressure Wash Your Home — After months of snow, rain, and other weather phenomena, your home is bound to need a little TLC. Give it a good scrub down by power washing the siding, driveway, and deck. You can hire professionals to take care of it for you, or you can easily rent a power washer from your local hardware store.  

Re-stain Your Deck — Get your backyard ready for those summer barbecues by adding a new coat of stain to your deck. The stain will help you protect the exterior wood from the elements and hide any evidence of past grime.  

Build a Shed — If your garage is overflowing with toys and outdoor equipment, it may be time for a new storage solution. You can find plenty of free storage shed building plans online or head to your local hardwood store for a pre-built option.  

Clean Your Gutters — While the summer is full of beautiful, sunny days, it can also be wrought with intense rainstorms. Use the warm, clear weekends to ensure your gutters are clear and in prime condition to help avoid any future water damage.  

Spruce Up Your Landscaping — Of all the summer home improvement projects you can DIY, landscaping is the most popular. There are so many things you can do to improve your home’s curb appeal from adding a new garden or flower bed to adding a few new hardy shrubs here and there. Visit Pinterest for some inspiration or take a drive around your neighborhood to see how your neighbors have taken advantage of the local foliage.  

Replace Your Air Filters — Making sure to clean or replace your air filters is imperative during the summer months. Dirty filters can cause allergies by circulating dust, mold, and other allergens around your home. They can also inhibit your A/C units from functioning properly, causing your electricity bill to potentially rise.  

Paint Your Front Door & Shutters — Putting a fresh coat of paint on your front door and shutters can help make your home instantly warmer and more inviting!  

Upgrade Your Ceiling Fans — The summer is a great time to ditch your old ceiling fans and invest in new, high-quality fixtures. Not only can this help make your home more energy efficient, but it can also improve the overall air circulation within the house. 

Homeowner Tip

18 Ways to Beat the Heat This Summer 

Ways to Beat the Heat this Summer

There are so many reasons we love summer, but the high temperatures are not always one of them! When the sun is high, it may be tempting to stay inside and bask in your shaded, air-conditioned haven—but there are plenty of activities to do to make the most of your summer.

  1. Grab some ice cream
  2. Check out a local arcade
  3. Go ice skating
  4. Take a dip in a pool or lake
  5. Head to a spray ground
  6. Explore a local museum or art gallery
  7. Host an at-home spa day
  8. Visit your local library
  9. Catch a movie
  10. Break out the board games
  11. Host a water balloon fight
  12. Make some fancy cocktails or mocktails
  13. Setup an indoor picnic
  14. Float the river
  15. Head to a nearby water park 
  16. Take an art class
  17. Go bowling or mini golfing
  18. Host an outdoor movie night  


Enjoy your summer! 

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Diamond Bar, CA 91765
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