7 Home Improvement Ideas to Tackle This Summer

May 28, 2017 21 By EngineerMommy

When summer rolls around, I am always trying to beautify my home. From the interior to the exterior, there are so many different ways to spruce up one’s home. Today, I will be sharing some of my favorite home improvement projects with you. Some of these I have done myself in my own home, while others are on my to-do list.

7 Home Improvement Ideas to Tackle This Summer

1. Install board & batten!
Want to give your home a bit more pizzazz? Adding some molding to the hallways or living areas of the home can add some character. What’s great is that it’s totally a DIY job- find out how we did it here.

DIY Board and Batten: Our Hallway Update

DIY Board and Batten: Our Hallway Update

2. Paint the walls!
Paint always goes a long way in transforming a space. It only takes one afternoon and one gallon of paint to completely change the look of a room. You can even get fancy and add stencils like we did here.

3. Put in an in-ground pool!
An in-ground pool can be a fun, exciting addition to any property. It also adds plenty of resale value to any home. We have been thinking about adding a pool to our backyard for a few years now. When it comes to getting this project off the ground, the first step is to dig a big hole in the ground (I looked into mini excavator rentals near me). Next the structure of the pool is set up and the pool is filled with water.

4. Set up an outdoor living room!
When it comes to our outdoor space, we really like to make it look beautiful and feel comfortable. That’s why we set up an outdoor living room. Surprisingly, it was a fairly easy process and we love the way it looks now! See how we accomplished this here.

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room

How to Create an Outdoor Living Room

5. Install floating shelves!
I love the clean, finished look of a set of floating shelves. What’s great is that with a handful of basic carpentry supplies and a few hours, you can easily put up a whole bunch of these guys. Click here for all the details.

6. Hide the cable box!
I’ve always been a big fan of hiding the clutter from the electronic equipment. Find out how we completely hid our cable box and all the cables, too! It was an easy process that we still love to this day!

How to Hide the Cable Box

How to Hide the Cable Box

7. Add an accent wall!
Our master bathroom may be small, but it doesn’t have to be boring. We installed a tile accent wall in the space and it really elevates the room. With a tile cutter and our favorite glass mosaic tiles, it was a fun & simple project.

Tile Accent Wall

Tile Accent Wall

I hope these tips have inspired you. Let me know if you’re planning on doing any home improvement projects this year!

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