4 Easy and Inexpensive Home Improvements You Can Do This Summer

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Thinking of ways to spend the summer? Perhaps you could tackle some home improvement projects? 

If you’re on a budget, you might not know where to start. 

Plenty of affordable and inexpensive home improvement projects can be done in your backyard — literally. You don’t need a contractor or expensive blueprints to begin making improvements to your home. 

Some simple projects can be completed in just a few hours, and the results will be well worth it! The nice thing about outdoor home improvement projects is that you get to enjoy them all summer long once they are complete. 

Take a look at these 3 easy, inexpensive home improvements you can do this summer…

Repair Your Roof

If you’re hearing strange sounds coming from your roof, this is a sign that it needs to be replaced. Roofs can last up to 20 years, so if yours is older than that, it may be time to replace it. 

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If you’re unsure if your roof needs to be replaced, you can always hire a roofing contractor to give you a free inspection. They may be able to tell you if your roof just needs to be repaired or if it needs to be replaced. 

If your roof has experienced significant damage, it’s a good idea to have it replaced as soon as possible. This is because a damaged roof can leak and cause other problems inside your home, such as mold.

Add an Outdoor Speaker System

This will definitely improve the quality of your outdoor entertainment and make your backyard feel like a party. 

You can connect your smartphone to the wireless speaker through Bluetooth or a 3.5 mm audio cable

Several companies sell outdoor speaker systems. You can also buy a premade speaker system that is weatherproof, or you can get it custom-made. Depending on the type of speakers you get, an outdoor speaker system can be very expensive. 

You can also get a much cheaper system that’s still of decent quality. You can visit websites like eBay or Craigslist to find used speakers, or you can get a premade outdoor speaker system for about $100.

Build a Simple Outdoor Kitchen

If you are lucky, your backyard is big enough to add a built-in outdoor kitchen. 

However, if your yard is small, there are still ways to add an outdoor kitchen. A built-in outdoor kitchen costs thousands of dollars, but you can get a makeshift outdoor kitchen for under $100. 

You can build a simple outdoor kitchen by purchasing a portable camp stove and mounting it to a piece of wood. You can also mount a tabletop, grill, or a portable pizza oven to your tabletop. 

Use a portable sink to wash your dishes and a water cooler to fill your water bottles. If you don’t want to build an outdoor kitchen, you can always attach an outdoor refrigerator to your porch or deck. You can get an outdoor fridge for about $300.

If you want to elevate the look of your outdoor kitchen, consider buying oak framed gazebo kits.


If you’re looking for ways to improve your home’s value, a few simple and affordable outdoor home improvement projects can be done in as little as a weekend. 

These projects include installing a shower filter, repairing your roof, repaving your driveway, adding an outdoor speaker system, and building a simple outdoor kitchen. 

By completing these projects, you’ll be giving your home’s exterior a much-needed makeover.


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