4 Fun and Budget-Friendly Summer DIY Projects

July 17, 2020

As you and your clients look for fun, safe, and affordable activities this summer, DIY projects check all the boxes.  We’ve compiled four that don’t just help boost creativity, but property value as well.  Use the following as inspiration for your household or to connect with current and future homeowners. Download our latest client communication kit (complete with social media graphics, an email template, and phone script) to extend the conversation across touchpoints. 

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1. Blaze a new trail with a custom walkway.

No matter how much square footage surrounds a house, a well-kept walkway always stands out. Whether you have a flowerbed, play place, sitting area, or shed, establishing a path to and from your doorstep is an attractive and affordable way to draw attention to the most popular features in your yard. With so many materials and patterns to choose from, it’s the perfect opportunity to get active and put your personal creativity on display in a matter of days. 

2. Turn up the heat with an outdoor fire pit. 

Sitting around a safely-contained fire may not sound very appealing on a blistering summer day, but just wait until the s’mores and hot dogs come out after sunset. Backyard fire pits are the perfect setting for an intimate — yet socially distant — neighborhood gathering, and in just one or two trips to the hardware store and several free afternoons, you can make your great outdoors even greater all year round.  

3. Be bocce court champion.

This Italian pastime is a great way to pass time on your property, and the total construction should take less than a day. Build the court in your backyard for a private tournament, or out front if you’re open to a spontaneous challenge from one of your neighbors. It’s also fun addition and an attractive feature for playful buyers in the future. And if bocce isn’t your cup of espresso, the court makes a great area for horseshoes, cornhole, or any lawn game of your choosing.

4. Goodbye boredom, hello chalkboard.

Whether you need a place to keep track of your bocce ball score, somewhere to display the menu for your backyard barbecue, or a surface (other than their carport) for your kids to scribble all over, a weatherproof chalkboard is the perfect canvas to unleash the creativity of everyone in your household. 

So, are you ready to enjoy the summer and add value to your home without weighing down your bank account? Pick a DIY project and get started!

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