The first long weekend of the summer is up ahead and now that you (hopefully) have your spring-cleaning done, this would be the perfect time to get started on home improvement projects (https://www.serviz.com/blog/serviz-home-improvement-projects-for-memorial-day). With a little bit of know-how and a basic tool box, you can complete these tasks that will have your home looking better and running smoother in no time (http://kirchnerbuildingcenters.com/blog/29504/project-ideas-for-memorial-day-weekend). Here are a few of our favorite DIY projects (http://www.rd.com/home/improvement/5-simple-memorial-day-weekend-home-projects/).
Put in a new ceiling fan (http://www.homedepot.com/c/how_to_install_ceiling_fan_HT_PG_LF)
Let’s face it; this summer is probably going to be sweltering with heat. What better way to keep your home cool and keep your air conditioning bill down than by installing a new, energy-efficient ceiling fan. This is also a good idea if you still have the original fans from when the home was built since many construction companies will install fans that are too small for the room.
Pressure wash your deck (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KzKAItXN4v8)
If you plan to do entertaining this summer, then you want to get your deck in order. One of the best ways to do this is to pressure wash the deck to give it that “like new” look that will make your next cookout memorable.
The summertime is the perfect time to relax at night outdoors. This year, consider making your lawn a little brighter and more inviting with landscape and lawn lighting.