The amazing weather that comes along with a California summer makes this season the perfect time to tackle a few home improvement projects. And whether you have a big project in mind or a few simple fixes to take care of during the summer months, checking a project off your to-do list can be extremely satisfying. If you’re hoping to take care of a few projects around the house this summer, but need a little home improvement inspiration, you’re in luck! These six simple projects are the perfect way to improve your house this summer.

Exterior Cleanup

Dirty siding, chipping paint on your deck, and clogged gutters can quickly reduce the curb appeal of your home. But taking some time during the summer months to take care of your home’s exterior will do wonders for the look of your house. Start by cleaning out leftover leaves and debris that may be hanging around from the fall and winter months. Then, use a pressure washer to clean the dirt and grime from your home’s siding. A pressure washer is also a great way to clean up your home’s deck or porch. And the summer months are a perfect time to wash the outside of your home’s windows, too.

Landscaping Updates

Updating the landscaping of your home is a big project that can make a big impact on the curb appeal of your house. But if a complete redo of your home’s yard is out of your budget, consider making a few simple updates to your landscape to brighten the exterior of your home this summer. Planting annuals around the perimeter of your house or adding potted annuals to your front porch are both easy ways to improve the look of your home in an instant. Dahlias, zinnias, and petunias are all easy-to-grow options that thrive in Southern California weather.

Paint Your Front Door

Another simple way to make the exterior of your home pop this summer is to repaint your front door. This easy project can instantly update the look of your home, making it look more inviting for your guests. Picking a new color for your front door can be a difficult task. When deciding what color to paint your door, consider colors that complement the exterior paint of your home, work well with the style of your house, and mesh with the colors in your landscape.

Repaint a Room

Updating the paint inside your home is a simple way to instantly transform the look of the space. And summer is a great time to repaint a room in your home thanks to the great weather! The harmful fumes that come along with paint often require you to open windows as you complete the job, making summer a great time to tackle that paint job. And the nice breeze that flows through your house as you air out the paint smells will also help speed up the drying time!

Install a Ceiling Fan

While most of the summer days in Southern California are amazing, we do see some summer heat on occasion. Help keep your home cool throughout those warm days by installing a ceiling fan in a room that doesn’t have one. Adding a ceiling fan to your home is a simple way to help cool the room and add some visual appeal to the ceiling of the space. And it’s a simple DIY project you can tackle in an afternoon.

Declutter and Organize

Lazy summer days can be put to good use by taking the time to declutter and organize your home. Tackling your closets and kitchen cabinets are simple places to start clearing out the clutter in your house. In both areas of your home, start by removing everything from the space, then sorting all the items into piles of things you’ll keep, things you’ll throw away, and things you’ll donate. After sorting the area, replace the items in an organized manner to instantly improve the look of the room.

Whether you tackle an outdoor project or improve the look of your home’s interior, the summer months are a great time to finish up a home improvement project. You’ll be happy you took the time to complete one of these easy projects when you enjoy spending time in your newly improved home this summer!

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