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DIY-For-Beginners Projects To Undertake This Summer

Summer is here! It’s the perfect chance to enjoy some time in the sun, organize fun family activities, and bring out your summer outfits. However, it is also a time to prepare your home for the season. The colder months can make home improvement projects quite difficult, so summer is the ideal time to get your home in check. However, the costs of home improvements can make the idea of undertaking such a project quite daunting. Fortunately, there is no need to fret as you can do most of these projects yourself! So, without further ado, here are three beginner-friendly home improvement DIY projects to undertake this summer.

DIY-For-Beginners Projects To Undertake This Summer

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Replace hardware

Fading, broken, or squeaky door knobs and cabinet pulls are not appealing features to have in your home. Weak door knobs can lessen the effectiveness of security in your home as you would be unable to lock them, or they can easily be broken into. Also, broken cabinet pulls can increase the risk of injury as the likelihood of items falling are quite high. Replacing your hardware is a simple DIY project that can be completed in a day. All you would need is a screwdriver and some nails. But that isn’t to say your skills wouldn’t be challenged as you would need to identify the right types of nails and screwdrivers needed.

Repair leaky faucets

There are several reasons why you may be experiencing leaky faucets in your home. These include broken washers, water pressure, and deteriorated valve seats. Leaky faucets may seem like minor problems but could develop into expensive repairs if left untreated for an extended time. You can prevent this by taking the needed steps to fix your leaky faucets. All you would need to do is switch off the water supply to the affected sink and disassemble the handles of the leaky faucet. Next, you must detach the valve stem and inspect the skin to identify the problem. Once you’ve identified the source of the leak, you can repair your leaky faucet.

However, if your attempt to fix the issue seems to create more problems, consulting or hiring a plumber is advisable to avoid more expensive problems.

Put up a ceiling fan

Although the warmth is always a great feeling after long winter months, it does bring about the need to have cool air circulating in your home often. Using your HVAC is a great idea, but that could increase energy costs. Hanging a ceiling fan is a great and affordable alternative. Quite surprisingly, putting up a ceiling fan is easier than you think. It is even so if you’re updating your existing ceiling fan with a more stylish one. When putting up a ceiling, you would have to be mindful of the wiring and look to the manual for assembly requirements.

DIY projects are a great way to give your house the necessary changes while saving money. This summer, you and your family can try these projects. You can find useful tips online through blogs and YouTube tutorial videos.

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Jess Benoit

Jess is a homeschooling mama of 3, wife, gamer, Whovian, Nerd

3 thoughts on “DIY-For-Beginners Projects To Undertake This Summer

  • Thanks for sharing! One more tip – hang new curtains. Such a simple upgrade will drastically improve the “mood” of your home and refresh the interior. Give preference to floor-to-ceiling curtains made of thick fabric. Such curtains are not just an accessory to your interior design. They can be used to regulate the temperature of the room in which they hang, keeping the heat from outside in the summer from getting in. It will help your heating system work less hard.

  • Also, remember to check your windows and seal them if needed. Air leaks from windows account for 30 percent of your home’s energy bill. However, sometimes sealing is not enough. Here are some things that signal you need to replace your windows:
    1. The gaps are too big.
    2. Mold and rot.
    3. You hear whistling in windy weather.
    Even though replacing and installing windows can be pretty expensive, remember that it will pay off in the long run as, by doing this, you can reduce your utility bills.

  • I like your suggestion to use a ceiling fan. According to, “If you use air conditioning, a ceiling fan will allow you to raise the thermostat setting about 4°F with no reduction in comfort.”


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