Summer is in full swing here on the Seacoast, which means now is a great time to tackle any lingering home maintenance tasks or DIY projects. Even if you aren’t the handy type, you can still make a few improvements that will completely transform your space. And if you’re thinking about selling soon, they may even boost your home’s value!
5 DIY Projects to Tackle This Summer
Believe it or not, you don’t have to spend a lot of money or time to give your home a total makeover. Here are some of our top DIY projects that you’ll want to tackle this summer!
Spruce up your yard
Chances are you’re probably spending a lot more time outside—and in your own yard—this summer. So if it’s not looking its best, you may want to spend a weekend getting it up to snuff.
Start by taking a look at your lawn and landscaping. It’s not too late to fertilize or head to your local nursery to find some new plants! Be sure to focus on your outdoor living areas, too. Installing a patio or simply just restaining your deck can turn your backyard into an entertaining space you’ll actually want to use.
Add a fresh coat of paint
Changing up your color scheme is one of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to transform any room in your home. It can even make a space feel bigger and accentuate a room’s natural light!
If you aren’t thinking about selling your home soon, feel free to choose any color that looks best to you. However, neutral tones like beige, grey, or white will always be in style…and they’ll impress buyers.
Install a new backsplash
Is your kitchen feeling a little dated? Does your bathroom need a little extra pizazz? If so, a new backsplash may help to usher your space into the new decade.
Installing a backsplash doesn’t require a lot of DIY skills, and there are plenty of styles from which to choose. Subway tile, geometric patterns, and metallic finishes are all popular trends this year. You may even be able to get peel and stick tile that goes on without any mortar or grout!
Update fixtures and hardware
Worn hardware and outdated fixtures can make your home look much older than it really is. Just head to your local hardware store to pick up some replacements for an instant makeover—they won’t cost much, and they’re also simple to install.
Not sure where to start? Just about anyone can replace a cabinet pull or handle. If you’ve honed your DIY skills, you can go a step further and start upgrading your light fixtures, faucets, shower heads, or ceiling fans.
Upgrade with some smart home tech
Smart home tech might seem like just a trend, but these upgrades are here to stay. And unsurprisingly, many home buyers are willing to pay a premium for these time-saving and convenient features.
Even if you don’t want to move soon, smart home tech can help to make your life easier. If you’re starting from scratch, begin by purchasing a hub, like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, to connect all of your devices. From there, you can install a smart thermostat, video doorbell, home security system, smart lock, and even voice-controlled light bulbs.
Thinking About Selling Soon?
If you’re tackling some summer DIY projects before you sell your Seacoast home, just give us a call! As your local real estate agents, we’d love to help you get your home market ready and stage it to perfection. Be sure to check out our exclusive seller resources, too!