Top 10 summer home improvement projects



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Summer means cooking out, swimming and, of course, home maintenance. If you’re not sure where to start with that last one, try one of these projects:


1. Power wash

Give your walkways and home exterior a high-power shower, but follow the sprayer’s instructions to prevent damage.


2. Re-stain deck and fence

Whether you hire or DIY, protect exterior wood from the elements.


3. Replace siding

This home facelift is best suited for warmer months conducive to outdoor work.


4. Install a ceiling fan

While inexpensive, ceiling fans provide energy-efficient cooling.


5. Drain your water heater

Clear the sediment to get more hot water.


6. Remodel your kitchen

The ROI for this project averages 74 percent for major redos and nearly 83% for minor remodels, according to the “Cost vs Value” report published by Remodeling Magazine in 2014.


7. Build an outdoor kitchen

Outdoor living spaces provide a place to cook and entertain.


8. Initiate inspections

Get a checkup on those plumbing problems or faulty electrical.


9. Correct cracked concrete

Repair your buckling walkways and driveway.


10. Invest in new windows

Old windows can leave you feeling a draft, while new ones can cut your home energy costs in summer and winter.


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Author:This article was written by James Figy, Angie’s List.