Summer is almost here. Looking for a fantastic project to do this summer? You’ve come to the right place. Check our expert advice on how to take your yard to the next level.
These DIY outdoor projects will make your house stand out above the rest of your neighborhood!
1. Outdoor Bench
Building a bench in your backyard is way easier than you may think. You only need a couple of supplies to put this project together!
You will need 12 cinder blocks, 4 4x4x10 pieces of lumber, and concrete adhesive. That’s it!
- On a sturdy foundation, stand 4 cinder blocks up vertically. Spread the concrete adhesive on the tops of these cinder blocks and place two cinder blocks on the top horizontally.
- Do the same thing about 6 feet away from these blocks. Then, on the top, where the two horizontal cinder blocks are, take the lumber planks and stick them through the square openings.
- Add some decorative pillows, and your bench is ready to relax in!
2. Insulate Your Basement & Secure Your Yard
Your home’s basement is the perfect place to hang out with family and friends, especially during the hot summer months. It also provides a comfortable atmosphere. Nothing feels so good as relaxing in a cool room on a hot day.
Early summer is a great time to add insulation and install a window well cover. High-quality, custom window well covers provide safety and protection in many ways to your home and basement. And here are the reasons why they are excellent investments in the maintenance of your home.
- Protect children, pets, and wild animals – the open, unprotected window wells are a safety hazard for children (especially in times of play), pets, and wild animals. Deer, squirrels, and cats have fallen or even nested, becoming a hazard to wildlife accessing a home.
- Water leaking and debris solutions – water and debris leaking into the basement can damage and crack of home foundation. Additionally, air quality issues can occur from moisture and mold growth.
- Additional security – can protect from intruders. It also offers an exit from inside the home in case of an emergency.
- Optimize your basement ventilation – Choose a cover with a hinge or a vent if you want to ensure airflow is undisturbed when you need it
3. Include the window well in gardening and landscaping
A window well is a great way to protect your basement from water damage and debris. Also, provides natural light to your basement. There are so many ways to beautify your window wells and landscape, making your home a nicer place to live.
4. Improve the View from Your Basement Window with Decorative Window Wells or Liners
The window well provides a lot of decorative options for your basement. Decorative Stone window wells are a popular choice with homeowners looking for a rustic accent, combined with the practicality of a galvanized well… Plastic wells are a very popular choice as well. With their stacked stone design and in-built ladder, you will love these IRC egress-code-compliant window wells.
Already have a standard galvanized egress well? No worries, a decorative liner will brighten your basement. From pure white to exotic murals and even space views, we have everything. They are easy to install, too!
5. Surrounding Your Window Wells
Once you’ve installed and covered your well, it’s time to decorate the area around it. Beatifying around your window well and landscape are limited only by your imagination. And here are a few great ideas:
5.1. The garden around the well. You can use bushes to hide it or just place pots.
5.2. Adding a stone path and lawn for contrast. Also, you can use pavers too.
5.3. And planting around the well:
Build memories with your family and friends while preparing your yard with these creative ideas. Enjoy the time together and amaze your neighbors and friends with a perfect-looking yard.