Back to School Home Improvement Projects

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Easy Back to School Home Improvement Projects

Summer is almost over and even though the warm weather will continue on for a while longer, the activity in Orange County decreases when the kids go back to school. For most homeowners, when the kids go back to school, there’s time to complete some easy home improvement projects. The kids are out of the house for the majority of the day and that allows you to get to those home improvement tasks accomplished that you’ve been putting off. Here are some easy back to school home improvement projects you can complete for your home as the kids head back to school this fall.

5 Easy Back to School Home Improvement Projects

A fresh coat of paint can transform the look and feel of your home. It’s also an easy project to complete during back to school season. The weather is warm and allows paint to dry quickly, whether you decide to paint the interior or exterior of your home.

· Interior: Pick a new color for your living room or kitchen walls and give that room a face lift. Or if you don’t feel like painting a whole room, choosing an accent wall to paint can really brighten up the interior of your home and a new look to a room.
· Exterior: Painting the exterior of your home is like hitting the reset button. Similar to the beginning of the school year where your kids get a fresh start in the classroom, painting the exterior of your home can completely change the way your home looks. You can choose to touch up the trim which will brighten up the look of your home, repaint your shutters to give your home a little bit of flare or paint the whole exterior and go all in with changing your home’s appearance.

Organize Closets
Let’s face it, closets get neglected. Can you remember the last time you cleaned or organized one of your closets? If the answer is no, this is one back to school home improvement project that you need to complete. Organize the closets in your home from your children’s closets to the coat storage closet by the door. It’s amazing what cleaning out and organizing a closet can do to increase the amount of storage in your home. The likelihood of you finding items you don’t even remember putting in there is high, especially if you have children. It’s time to get rid of the old things you no longer need and make new use of the space.

Makeover Your Bathroom
This back to school home improvement project can be as simple or as detailed as you want it to be. Bathrooms are smaller spaces than the rest of your home, making them easier to makeover. If you feel like replacing old tile and adding a pretty backsplash in your shower or bathtub area, this is a great time of year to do that. But you can also take a more modest approach and switch out the shower curtain, towels and soap dish to give your bathroom a new look without having to do any heavy lifting.

Deep Clean
It’s back to school season and that’s the perfect time to deep clean the common areas of your home. As the kids start going back to school, you can deep clean your living room, bathroom and kitchen. These areas tend to be the dirtiest because they get the most traffic. This back to school home improvement project can also be contracted out to professionals if you don’t feel like doing it yourself. Either way, deep cleaning the common areas of your home is a fantastic way to start back to school season off right.

Connect with a Top Orange County Realtor Today

A realtor’s job continues after they help new homeowners purchase their property. There are things that you may need to do when you move into your new home like paint or decorate. If you’re connected with a top local realtor in Orange County, you’re also connected to their network. Those back to school home improvement projects can require a little assistance, depending on how much of a change you’re making to your home. An experienced and trusted realtor can help connect you with reliable contacts to complete your home improvement projects. With more than 18 years serving my clients in Orange County, I can help you with a variety of things even after I facilitate the purchase of your home. Contact me today to see how I can be a valued resource for all of your real estate needs.

Kathy Burns

Kathy Burns

Realtor®, CIPS, RSPS, SFR
License #: 01423984
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage