We dream about summer all year long. We think about the vacations we will take, cooking out, enjoying the nice weather and sunshine, and of course all of the projects we want to complete. In reality, summer flies by and we only get some of what we had planned on, done. That doesn’t mean that you can’t plan to DIY your way through the summer months. The possibilities of what you can do around your home are truly endless. Why not have a list longer then you can actually accomplish? It may motivate you to keep working, when all you want to do is sleep in. Whether you live in an apartment or own your own home, there are always DIY projects that can be done. Below, there are articles to get that creative mind of yours going. Take it from there and run with it. Have fun this summer and may you get through your entire DIY list this year!
Have you thought about what projects are going to be on your DIY bucket list this summer? If you haven’t yet, then now is the time. Sure, you might already love your house and you don’t think it needs anything else, but think about what would take it up to the next level. You may have a grill, but why not upgrade it to the gorgeous outdoor kitchen that you have always wanted. Or build a fire pit that you can create family memories around. The nights you spend by the fire will feel like vacation without leaving home.
When you consider all of the things that you can do to your home to make it Eco-friendly, you probably start with things like energy star appliances, better windows and composting. Have you considered collecting rainwater to cut down on your use of city water for things like watering your garden? If you live on the East coast, then there is a little doubt that you would have collected more rain then you could use by now. When it rains as much as it has this summer it makes you think about how you could more effectively use that water that is pouring through your gutters.
If you aren’t one of the 33 million Americans that are hitting the road this Memorial day weekend, enjoy the time you won’t be spending in traffic by tackling some of those projects you have always wanted to do in your apartment. DIY or any type of home project isn’t as easy when you are a renter, but that doesn’t mean you can’t do anything to make the space yours. In some cases you should be checking with your landlord first. For example if you are going to be painting walls, see what your lease says about it first. You could probably complete all eight of the project listed below in this three day weekend.