Summer DIY Projects To Help Improve Your Home

With the summer holidays way underway it is the perfect time to get the house repainted, redecorated and looking tip top before the new school year starts. You might need more storage, need to organise your space or even brighten your home with a little pop of colour.

Calderbrook Woodworking Machinery have a few ideas about the perfect summer DIY projects you can do to improve your home this summer. This can be great to help you improve the appearance of your home, increase the value of your house and even get the kids engaged whilst they are off on their school holidays.

Improve Or Redecorate Your Storage Space

For many families the summer holidays are a time for clearing out the cupboards and getting rid of any unwanted clutter. That might mean a couple of hours a week sorting through wardrobes or kitchen cupboards until everything is sorted.Β 

Whilst you are sorting through this storage space looking for everything to be neat and tidy, you might realise that your furniture is looking less than perfect in need of some tlc. Instead of paying a visit to your local IKEA its time for you to get creative and make your own furniture.

This might sound daunting but with the many different online tutorials, workshops and handbooks out there you can be creating beautiful pieces for all your storage needs in no time. From using woodwork machinery to recycling old pieces, this can get the kids involved and help you to create furniture that can last a lifetime.

Re-Painting And Wallpapering Your Rooms

To get rid of any unwanted marks on the walls change the style of your room you can opt for wallpaper or repainting rooms. This simple DIY task can add a whole new colour pallette to your home, make a room look brand new and hide any scuffs or marks that were originally there.

Take the time to pick out some brighter colours for one wall of the room you are re-decorating and you can always choose a lighter wall colour for the other walls.

This can be a task that gets the kids involved as well! Have them help to put the wallpaper paste on the walls and lay out sheets to protect the carpet. You can also ask them to help choose the wallpaper for their own rooms which will help them to feel involved and independent when it comes to decorating their rooms.

Think About Your House Exterior As Well

Once you have sorted through your clutter, re-designed your furniture and redecorated your rooms you might think you are finished. But you are not!Β 

With the interior of the house looking fantastic and the kids helping to keep the clutter out, you can also take time to concentrate on the exterior of the house. Even the simplest thing like repotting plants and cutting the lawn can make your home more inviting.

Embrace the summer holidays, spend time with family and friends, and get your home looking as good as new in no time.


Author: Maja Markovski


A 35-year-old female architect with a passion for innovative, sustainable design. I blend creativity and functionality to transform spaces into beautiful, practical environments.


Recent posts in DIY

Notify of
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments