4 DIY Projects This Summer

With warmer weather, light evenings, and picnics in the park, we know that summer is here. Life is better in flip flops, right? Before the summer is over, there are a bunch of simple DIY projects that you can do to pass the time, as well as to get things ready and prepared for any plans that you have. With warmer weather it can mean more time outdoors, so it can be a good time to get working on some projects. If you have some projects to get done, or just want some inspiration, here are some of the projects that you could get working on over summer. It would be great to hear what you think.

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Pressure Washer

No matter what time of year it is, the patio, driveway, and outside of the house can start to look a little worse for wear. With dry weather it can lead to a lot of dust, and wet weather can lead to a lot of mold and grime. So getting the pressure washer out to give it all a thorough clean is a great idea. It can get tiles and walls looking like new, and really lift off dirt, so in the summer, it is a good project to work on. If you don’t have your own pressure washer they can easily be hired, but are pretty inexpensive to buy for yourself.

 

Pallet Plant Borders

If you are looking for another outdoor project, and one that can help you to get planting outside, read for the fall, is to create your own planters using pallets. Wooden pallets are quite easy to come across, but they can be sawed in half, or any dimension that you need, in order to create what you are looking for. Creating a border with wooden pallets can make a big difference to the garden area, and make the edge look more defined. So if you are looking for something unique and something that will be practical too, then it can be a fun project to work on.

 

Storage

No matter the size of home that you have, there will always be a need for more and more storage. There are always things that need a home, or that need to be hidden away somewhere. With some wood, you could easily create some shelving in the home, as well as putting up shelves inside something like a closet or a cabinet so that you have more storage for all that you need. Of course, you will need to have a certain level of tools for this kind of thing, but with the help of something like this content, you can get an idea about the best kinds of drills to use. Then you can be organizing your home before the kids are back to school, so that you can be ready for the new school year and have everything in its place.

 

Outdoor Lighting

Now is the time that you are likely to be outdoors much more. As a result, it can be helpful to have some more lighting to help you enjoy your time out there. If you have fencing, then that can be a great base for attaching lights. You could attach some fairy lights to a fence, strung along the top, or strung all over the fence panels, depending how much light you are looking for. If you don’t have an outside light, then installing one of those could be a good project for the summer. It can be a good idea in terms of security, as well as serving a practical purpose of having lighting out there when you need it on a warm summer evening. This is something that you could do yourself, but you will need to have a little knowledge around electrics. If that doesn’t sound like you, then it wouldn’t be a long or expensive job for an electrician to come in and do. Then you just get the fun part of planning out the lighting and what style you will choose. Just make sure that it is specific for the outdoors, or you could land yourself in a little bit of trouble!

 

Summer is one of the best times of the year, but there are still a lot of practical things that you can be doing to get your home and outside space for the coming year. Have you got any DIY projects or renovations planned for the next few months? It would be great to hear what you have planned. 

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