Beat the Heat with these Summer Home Improvement Projects

Summer was made for beaches, BBQs, and bare feet. And for homeowners, it’s also the perfect time to tackle projects that can’t be undertaken when there’s risk of wind, snow, or rain. Here are some things you can update, upgrade, and repair while the sun shines.

Pressure Wash

Pressure washing is relatively inexpensive—typically from $50 to $500—and can immediately make a powerful difference in the aesthetic appearance of your home. Renting a pressure washer from a tool rental company can make the job even cheaper. Once you’ve got what you need, you can spruce up your siding, deck, walkways, and other features by eliminating built-up dirt, debris, and mold.

Improve the Landscaping

Good landscaping can add a lot to a property’s overall value, and summer is a great time to do it. From adding in a few flower beds, to sculpting an elaborate courtyard, there are tons of ways you can beautify your lawn and garden. If you lack the space or budget for the necessary landscaping equipment, bear in mind that you can rent aerators, hedge trimmers, mowers, leaf blowers, and similar tools from a local rental company. 

Install a Whole House Fan

If “outside” is the last place you want to be this summer, there are plenty of improvements you can make on the inside of the house where it’s cool. One great idea that will help your energy efficiency is installing a whole house fan, a cooling system which works in unison with ceiling fans and other circulating fans to move air in and out of the house. If you aren’t skilled with mechanical things, you will probably want to hire an expert to help you with this, as a whole house fan can be noisy and inefficient when installed improperly.

Renovate Your Kitchen

Another great August idea that will keep you indoors is kitchen renovations. Replacing old appliances, updating dim lighting, painting the cabinets, and adding a backsplash are all relatively small improvements that can make a dramatic difference in a kitchen’s appearance and value.

Repaint the Walls

If you’ve ever wanted to paint a wall bright red or eggshell blue, now’s the time to tackle it. Painting a house is one of the fastest, easiest ways to increase a home’s value and dramatically update its design. You can rent ladders, paint stripping machines, paint mixers, and other tools from a local tool rental company as well.

Get everything you need from Gaston Rentals

If you’re going to be tackling some DIY home improvement projects this summer, there’s no need to go out and waste money on a machine you’ll only use once or twice a year. Simply rent plumbing, construction, and landscaping equipment from Gaston Rentals. With over $6 million worth of inventory, there is almost nothing we can’t rent out to assist your DIY project. To learn more, contact us here.