31 May DIY Projects for Summer
Summer is almost here, and there’s no better way to welcome it than by giving your home an update while out soaking up the sun and enjoying quality time with your loved ones. Whether you want to add flavor to your cooking with an herb garden or get busy with that major outdoor home improvement project that’s been waiting in the wings all winter, here are four of our favorite Do-It-Yourself (DIY) projects that will make your home a staycation paradise.
Build a Deck
There’s no question a deck is a great addition to the backyard. From grilling out to stargazing on hot summer nights, endless possibilities exist for being entertained and entertaining your family and friends. A deck, however, doesn’t come cheap. Paying someone to build it for you will likely set you back thousands of dollars. A DIY deck can be made within a couple days and save you some big money. If you have never tinkered around with lumber and other wood structures, make sure to stick with a simple, low-level deck plan and check your local building code before you begin construction.
Assemble a Tree Bench
If you already have a deck or building one is more work than you can handle, a tree bench may be just the right complement for your home this summer. It is the perfect place to settle and enjoy a good read and a refreshing lemonade on those toasty days. What’s more exciting, you can assemble a bench for just under $100. This wraparound tree bench requires only a saw, a power drill, wood glue and seat boards.
Grow Herbs and Fruits
You don’t need an awful lot of backyard space to grow your own herbs, fruits and vegetables. If you plan it out right, you can have enough produce to feed you all summer and deep into fall. Succession planting and intercropping are excellent ways to squeeze more productivity and extend your harvest. If space is limited, these DIY raised garden beds are a great solution at a fraction of the cost of store-bought ones.
Hang a Pallet Swing
Swing into summer with this DIY outdoor pallet swing. This fun-packed summer DIY project will cost you little money but take your lounging experience to a whole new level. If you have children, the swing is going to be a favorite hangout of your kids during summer break. Invite them to help and give them a task such as painting the pallets. For your safety and the safety of everyone around you, always go for a solid, heavy-duty braided rope that won’t rot and that can hold a large amount of weight. For a better way to hang your swing from a tree, use eye bolts and be sure it’s attached to sturdy branches.
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