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4 Summer Home Improvement Projects You Can Do Yourself

So, you’re ready to spruce up your home or tackle that DIY project on your to-do list. Here are a few summer improvement projects that you can do yourself.

Install New Patio Doors

If you’ve spent a lot of time and resources creating an outdoor space where you like to entertain and relax, you want the patio door leading to your exterior areas to be just as aesthetically pleasing.

Consider replacing your existing patio door with a full-glass French door that offers a classic look and maximizes the amount of natural light that enters your home. Or, replace your sliding patio door with one of our brand new accordion patio doors for a more open and inviting transition to the outdoors. 

A new patio door provides countless opportunities to make your patio the summer getaway spot for all of your friends and family!

Upgrade Your Home’s Windows

Installing new windows in your home is an effective way to make your home more energy-efficient. New insulated double pane windows will reduce the amount of heat that enters your home, allowing you to lower your cooling costs. Another important point to note is the Low-E coating on your window glass, which will help prevent harmful ultraviolet rays from fading or damaging your interior spaces such as carpets and furniture.

Over time, the seals around your old windows will loosen or even break entirely. Replacing your old windows can ensure you have airtight seals that prevent air leaks, further increasing your home’s energy efficiency and comfortability. Sturdy and sealed windows are incredibly vital to beating the summer heat.

Refinish Your Kitchen Cabinets

Want to update the look of your kitchen, but don’t have the resources for a full kitchen renovation? Refinishing your kitchen cabinets is an eco-friendly alternative that lets you repurpose cabinets that are still in good condition. Stripping the old finish from your cabinets, and repainting/staining is the most common method of refinishing.

Changing your cabinets’ hue and adding new hardware will instantly transform your kitchen’s appearance and bring new life into an old or outdated kitchen setup on a much more affordable budget.

Replace Your Bathroom Faucets and Showerheads

Adding new bathroom faucets and showerheads is an easy way to improve or even change the aesthetics of your bathroom. The bathroom is one of your home’s busiest rooms, and you want it to look its best.

Newer model fixtures will also be more efficient, allowing you to lower your water usage. Depending on the condition of your old faucets or showerhead, replacing these items can even improve your home’s water pressure. A simple and straightforward project that just about any DIYer can get behind.

Get the Materials You Need for Your Next Project

Need building materials and supplies for your home improvement project? Check out McCarren Supply for all your project essentials!


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