Are you having second thoughts to better your home because of the mind-numbing burden of expenses that follow afterwards? Believe it or not, both new homes and old always come with opportunities for improvement for less the cost. Here are home projects to start that will surely benefit you and your family in the long run.
1. Paint your Home’s Exterior
Did you know that you don’t need to hire painters for this essential home project? Repainting your house is a necessity not just because of the colour makeover, but because doing so would keep your house safe. It plays a big part in maintaining your house’s health, as you would be able to check walls or ceilings that would require repairs.
If you’re wondering how regularly you should paint your house depends on your home’s exterior finish, where you live, and the quality of your last paint job. For instance, wood sidings should be repainted every 3-7 years or at least stained approximately every 4 years. Aluminum siding, on the other hand, can last for 5 years between paint jobs. Also, nowadays, there are house paints that are hypoallergenic and eco-friendly or air-cleansing. This is the perfect summer activity, as the dry and warm weather will do great to dry up the wood, making it more absorbent for paint, and it will certainly dry faster.
2. Build a Treehouse
If you’ve had a treehouse in your childhood, you know what a wonderful gift it will be for your kid. There’s no way to sharpen your kid’s imagination and ignite his or her spirit of adventure but with this special place. Also, a treehouse is a great way for your child to make new friends and new memories.
3. Organize your Own Aquaponics System
Have you ever dreamed of having your own garden, but think it’s too dirty or time-consuming to maintain? A DIY aquaponics is for you. It’s basically a mix of raising fish and growing plants without soil, a most efficient farming of food that imitates an ecosystem. So not only will you be able to grow food, but edible fish as well. You can search for a system that is perfectly fit for your available space. It’s very sustainable and since the plants grow faster, it may even be a source of income if you get a surplus of veggies!
4. Spruce up the Nursery
Because why not? It’s the perfect time to create a loving atmosphere for your newborn. You know why it’s also a great idea to create a beautiful room for the baby? It’s to take those really awesome pictures for the months to come! Imagine all the IG-worthy pics you can post of your baby. This moment isn’t going to last forever, so you might as well make the most of it. Decorate it with the best gifts and decor for your wee babe while you’re at it!
5. Install Outdoor Lighting
An external lighting system can add more than a visually pleasing effect to your home, but it can also create a warm and homey ambience. Bright garden lamps or fairy lights will make a great addition to your porch or backyard. Since you’re setting up your night-lights outside, setting up your family’s picnic area is a great match for this idea!
6. Stain Your Deck
Another home maintenance project, staining your deck regularly is an efficient activity to add to your yearly schedule. Seeing as how your porch or flooring is always exposed to the elements, this should be of high priority. This will prevent the wood from rotting or splitting. This is best done during fall or spring, every 6-12 months.
7. Host a Garage Sale
Now, if you want to declutter your home and earn a little extra cash, a garage sale is the way to go! If you’ve been living in your house for years, you can’t deny that there have been so many things you’ve been unintentionally hoarding! The sad reality is, we do tend to keep items that we don’t even use at all! If you’re feeling extra generous, you can also donate to charity. This is a great step after a post general cleaning activity.
There’s just so many things to do in order to improve your house and your home life! Schedule any of these activities for you and your family to do over a weekend. Not only will you be able to bond as a family, but you’ll be able to increase your home’s quality and value as well.