Last minute Home Remodeling Ideas

Even though Summer is coming to an end, that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still time to complete a home project or two.  Don’t let those home remodeling projects sit on your to-do list for another year when you can get them out of the way now!

In fact, here are some home remodeling projects that you can complete over a single weekend.

Paint a room

Has your current wall color become boring?  Painting a room is a great project that can change the look of an entire space and give you a big bang for your buck.  Choosing a lighter color can even brighten a space AND make it seem larger. 

Powerwash the exterior

Over time, the exterior of your house picks up dirt and grime, particularly if your home is on a wooded lot.  Powerwashing the exterior of your home can make a huge difference and breathe new life into your exterior. 

Clean the gutters

Clogged gutters can cause serious problems, from water intrusion when it rains to ice dams in the winter.  While an oft-overlooked home project, cleaning out your gutters now can prevent a lot of these problems in the future.  For high or difficult to access gutters, you may need to contact a professional.

Replace vinyl flooring

Laying down vinyl flooring is a relatively simple project that can update a bathroom or kitchen.  Whether you’re using peel-and-stick tiles or sheet vinyl, you can lay the new flooring right over the existing vinyl floor.  This dramatically reduces the steps necessary to prep the floor surface and allows you to finish the project quicker.

Edge sidewalks and walkways

Proper edging reduces maintenance by preventing grass and weeds from encroaching on paths and walkways.  This ensures that walkways look neat and tidy throughout the year.

Replace weatherstripping on doors and windows

Air gaps around windows and doors let the air conditioning out in the summer and the heat out in the winter.  While this may seem like a minor issue, the additional heating and air conditioning costs caused by these efficiency losses can be significant.  In fact, proper weatherstripping often pays for itself pretty quickly!

These are just a few of the projects that you can still complete this year.  There is still PLENTY of time to check a few home remodeling projects off your to-do list.  What are you going to tackle?

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