4 Easy and Affordable Home Improvement Projects to Complete this Summer

Everyone loves to be outside during the beautiful summer weather! Take advantage of this great weather and complete some of those to-do projects on your home improvement list! The best part… many of these projects are an easy and affordable way to add more appeal to your home for you and potential future buyers! Check out our top 4 easy and affordable home improvement projects to complete this summer.

Easy Landscaping Projects

Summertime is the perfect time to add a little color to your home. Pick your favorite flowers and spruce up your curb appeal. If you live in an area with lots of bugs, you can make your outdoor living space more inviting by choose herbs and flowers that repel mosquitos and other outdoor pests. Try lemon grass, magnolia, basil and mint leaves. This will also provide some fresh herbs for cooking and cocktails all summer long. Check out this video from HGTV for tips on the best plants and herbs to repel bugs.

Beautiful white color single family home in Phoenix, Arizona USA with big green grass yard, large tree and roses

Powerwash Your House: 

If you live in South Central PA, you know your home withstands a lot from the elements throughout the year. Give your siding and other outdoor areas, such as children’s play sets, your wood deck or patio, a quick and thorough cleaning with a powerwasher. You can either hire a professional or purchase/borrow a powerwasher to complete the task. If you choose to hire a professional, see if any of your neighbors would also be interested and get a group discount. You can also get a refurbished powerwasher at the Home Depot for as low as $99.00.


Cleaning wooden deck with pressure washer

Paint your doors and shutters:

One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to upgrade the look of your home is to add paint! Painting your doors and shutters gives an immediate update to your home’s curb appeal. Thankfully paint is a simple and affordable home improvement making this a great are to go with a more trendy design and color.  The 2018 and 2019 Pantone Colors of the year (purple and coral) have been bold! The trend in color and home design right now is bold and bright! Check out the top 10 colors for doors in 2019. 

Southern front door painted navy blue

Install a Programmable Thermostat :

This is a summer indoor project that will save you money all year round. A programmable thermostat gives you the ability to determine when you want your heating and cooling systems to turn on, especially when you are not at home. By programming your thermostat, you are not heating or cooling your home when no one is in it. If you work all day long, you can set your heat or air to turn off when you leave in the morning and turn on an hour before you get home from work.

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For those looking to make more substantial home improvements this summer, be sure to check out our many affordable financing options! Right now, we have our Summer Fun Loan available. Get up to $2,000 for 12 months as low as 5.99% APR. This makes for an easy and fast pay off. And as always, be sure to check out our 2.99% APR Intro VISA Credit Card Offer. The best part is you get to keep the 2.99% for the lifetime balance of any purchase made in the first 12 months! And be sure to check out how you can use the equity in your home to make those needed home improvements with our Home Equity Loans and lines of credit.  Contact the credit union for complete details or to speak to one of our expert loan officers!