Six Easy Summer Home Projects to Boost Your Curb Appeal

Jul 09, 2021 • Our Blog
Six Easy Summer Home Projects to Boost Your Curb Appeal

Summer is the perfect time to get some much-needed home improvements done! In this blog post, we will share six easy projects for your summer home improvement list. These projects will make your life easier and improve the look of your house at the same time. You can quickly complete these projects in a weekend, and you don't need any special skills or tools. That's right, no carpentry experience necessary!


1. Replace all your light bulbs with LED lights

LED lights help increase the efficiency of your home. They also last longer than traditional light bulbs, so you won't have to worry about changing them as often. Plus, they are a lot safer and don't heat up as incandescent lights do!
LEDs use around 85% less energy than incandescent or CFL bulbs, saving the average homeowner nearly $150 per year on their electric bill and will also last for more than 20 years!


2. Install a new mailbox that matches your home's exterior design

A brand new mailbox will help improve your home's curb appeal and is a cheap and easy project. You can buy one that matches your home's exterior design or create an original mailbox to match it! Make sure to check with your home's HOA if you have one. They may have rules about what is allowed or not.


3. Add an outdoor rug to create more space for relaxing outside

Outdoor rugs help dress up your front door area while preventing dirt from entering your home and stopping your doormat from slipping.


4. Get rid of clutter around the house, including old clothes, shoes, and books

Summer can cause an increase in clutter around the home. With the kids home for the summer, have them sort through their old clothes, shoes, and books to find stuff to donate. Not only does this help clean your home, but it can help your local community at the same time.


5. Power wash your home's exterior

Keep your home's exterior clean and free of dirt, soot, and grime. Hire a professional to power wash your home's exterior or follow these easy steps:

  • Blow off debris from siding with a hose
  • Apply cleaning solution by using one bucket of water mixed with two cups of dish soap and three bottles of bleach in another; cover the windows before spraying using a high-pressure addon to your home's hose.


6. Plant a small garden

Planting a small garden can be a fun summer weekend project for you and the kids. All you need are some seeds, soil, and a pot or planter. Ensure to check your local weather for what plants would grow best in your area and with what specific soil. This can also become a habit-building exercise for your kids to take care of them moving forward.

Summer is the perfect time to give your home a facelift. You can tackle some simple projects in just one weekend and improve how it looks for resale or when you're trying to sell on your own down the line. If you plan to sell or refinance, click here and learn more about how we can help you finance either!