As summer gets closer, the weather will get warmer, making it the perfect time for you to work on the outside of your house. If you’re looking for inspiration on some of the changes you can make, here are five projects you can do at home this summer.
A Cable Railing System
One of the projects you can complete this summer is installing a cable railing system. There are several reasons you should consider getting a cable railing system, including that it will provide a nearly unobstructed view of your backyard.
Instead of using the typical wooden spindles of your deck railings, a cable railing system uses lightweight and thin material. That prevents it from completely blocking your view so you can enjoy the scenery.
Another project you can do at home this summer is adding lighting to your patio. It can enhance the atmosphere of your space, making a family dinner outside feel like you are eating at an elegant restaurant. You can also install motion sensor lights on your patio, which is a simple installation for preventing burglaries.
A Porch Swing
If you want to add a fixture that will allow you to take in the summer’s fresh air and sunshine, consider installing a porch swing. You can greet the neighbors and watch your kids play as you enjoy the swing’s gentle rocking. Just make sure you hang it in a place that can handle the swing’s weight.
If you are considering entertaining guests this summer, why not add a firepit to your backyard? They offer an attractive place to congregate with your friends and family members and have conversations during warm summer nights. Like your patio lights, it will add atmosphere to your backyard as you hear the fire crackling and smell the logs burning.
Exterior Window Shutters
Another project you should consider is adding exterior window shutters to your home. Although you can decide whether you want them to be functional or not, the addition of shutters can add to the look of your house with a simple installation.
These projects will keep you occupied this summer as you take steps to enhance your home. Some of them will allow you to enjoy the outdoor weather more and add to your curb appeal.