10 Home Improvements Projects to Tackle This Summer


Every year your home project to-do list gets longer and longer. With warm weather and longer days, summer is a great time to start tackling some of those projects.

Improve Your Curb Appeal.

It’s time to lather on the SPF and get going on your home’s curb appeal. Alabama summer temperatures aren’t ideal for timely projects like repainting your garage door or re-landscaping your entire yard, plan those for the fall. Instead, consider installing a new brick pathway or spend time improving your worn driveway.

Upgrade Your Hardware.

It’s no secret that hardware can make or break your kitchen’s aesthetic. There are many factors that play into the design of your kitchen. Whether it be the type of appliance pull, drawer pull, or cabinet hardware, never underestimate how carefully curated hardware can completely transform a kitchen. Plus, this home project is indoors so you can avoid the summer heat.


Revamp Your Kitchen Tile.

This is a project that is sure to pay off. Get rid of your old, out-dated kitchen tiles and install a new backsplash. There are so many different color and design options. Start by finding a design you love then get to planning. Your brand new backsplash will liven up your kitchen. Check out more tips here.

Organize Your Pantry.

There is nothing more satisfying than a clean, organized pantry. Head to your local container store and stock up on the necessary containers for your kitchen pantry. Start by throwing out all the expired and stale products. Next, get rid of all the snack packaging that is taking up all the space in your pantry. Put all your snacks and treats into your clear, plastic containers. Not only will your sweet and salty snacks stay fresh longer, but you can also enjoy a fresh and easy-to-manage pantry.

Install a New Fan.

Is your fan out-dated? It’s time to toss your dusty builder-grade fans to the side. Install a new, sleek light fixture or ceiling fan that better suites your home’s style. This will make your home feel personalized and polished.

Ditch the Popcorn Ceilings.

Does your home still have popcorn ceilings? If so, replacing your popcorn ceilings should be at the top of your list. Replace your popcorn ceilings with a soft, clean coat of paint. If you really want to go above and beyond, consider adding custom beams for instant dimension.


Freshen Up Your Walls.

A fresh coat of paint can take a room a long way. Spend some time adding a fresh coat of paint to your walls and watch your home transform. If done right, this is a quick and inexpensive way to improve your home. For a professional-looking paint job, find tips here.

Incorporate Wallpaper.

Wallpaper is a wonderful (and temporary) way to add some spunk to your home. If you’ve never used wallpaper start with a small space. Closet interiors, laundry rooms, and hallway nooks are great places to start.

Finish the Basement.

If you’re like most people, you probably bought your home with every intention to finish the basement. Sound about right? This is a long process but summer is definitely a good time to do it. Don’t let the scale of this project overwhelm you. Start by creating a list of wants for the space then form a to-do list. Set goals and remain consistent. By the time fall rolls around your basement will be in tip-top shape.


Touch Up The Backyard.

Warm weather has arrived and that means spending more time outdoors. Whether you’re hosting a party, relaxing on your back patio, or grilling out, it’s time to upgrade your backyard. Find 8 ways to take outdoor space to the next level here.

Clean up the Deck.

You can’t properly host guests without a clean deck. If you want to create an inviting space, then doing some deck maintenance is a must. Start by getting rid of any debris that has gathered over the last few months. Next, replace any rotten wood and sand your deck to help your guests avoid splinters. This also helps with the overall appearance. Finally, get rid of unwanted dirt by pressure washing the entire area. Cleaning up your desk may be one of the more time-consuming tasks, but it is also one of the most important. For more information on deck maintenance, cilck here.

The summer is the perfect time to tackle your home project to-do list. Just don’t have the time? Give One Man & A Toolbox a call today. Whether it’s replacing your out-dated ceiling fan or helping you finish your basement, we want to help. Contact us today for a quote or fill out the form below to request a service online.