Summer is a busy season for families between soccer games, family get-togethers, neighborhood pool parties, and more. You may be thinking, where has the time gone? Fortunately, the season isn’t over quite yet. There is still plenty of time to tackle a project that will enhance the look or function of your home.
As this summer season winds down, you may consider undertaking the following home improvement projects.
1. Refinish Your Deck
According to This Old House, it takes about two days to tackle a deck refinishing project. You must prep your deck by thoroughly cleaning it and removing its old finish. You may have to repair a few spots that have been run down by heavy foot traffic, too. However, these tasks won’t take long. You can then apply a new stain to the deck! Not only does this sort of project clean up the look of your deck, but it’ll make it a safe and ideal space to host friends and family through the fall, too.
2. Touch Up Your Exterior Paint
Angi estimates that touching up your home’s exterior paint job will take between three and eight hours depending on the size of your home and the extent of the blemishes. While this may seem like a daunting task, it’s not going to be as difficult as it seems. In fact, you probably have the supplies you need at home already!
After identifying which areas need a touch up, scrape off any flaking paint and scrub your siding. Once dried, apply primer and then a layer of paint. Simple, right? Consider this a two-person job if your siding could use some extra TLC.
3. Replace Your Air Filters
Your HVAC system has been doing wonders in keeping your home cool during the blazing summer season. When the weather begins to cool down, it’s a good idea to check out your air filters. Do they need a good cleaning, or do they need a complete replacement? How often they need to be replaced depends on your house size, the number of people in your family, if you have pets, and if your family suffers from allergies. Bob Vila states that most manufacturers recommend switching them out every one to three months, but these factors do play a role in this decision. Replacing your air filters at the end of the summer will give your family a fresh start for the fall.
Happy home improvement!