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The summer sun is making everyone’s days just a little bit brighter. More people are spending time outside of their homes enjoying the outdoors and cooling off in the pool. Your focus may have been more on your summer vacation than home improvement tasks, and that’s OK! It’s a great time to take a break because you’ve earned it.

But if it's time to start planning your next home improvement projects or upgrades, you’ve come to the right place. From knowing when to call a pool pro to the hottest summer décor, here’s what you may have missed this July.

Are you ready to get a jumpstart on your home improvement projects? Contact a pro today for quotes from contractors in your area, for free!

Lawn Care For New Homeowners

1. Lawn Care For New Homeowners

When you’re a new homeowner, there are a lot of emotions. It’s an exciting time, but it also can be overwhelming. There are plenty of new responsibilities ahead. One that some may not think of is lawn care. For yards big or small, lawn care is very important. If you’ve never had to take care of your own lawn before, it may seem challenging. But fear not. I’m here to help you with all of your important questions when it comes to maintaining your new lawn. Read Lawn Care For New Homeowners to learn more.

2. Video: Room For Opinions - Open Shelving

One of the hottest debates in home décor and design is open shelving. It’s a stylish trend that looks great in your kitchen, but is it really practical? The ImproveNet editorial team is split. On one hand, it’s the perfect way to store items you want to show off. But, it can also be impractical for busy families who don’t have time to keep it clean. Whatever the trends are, it’s what works best for you. See the latest Room For Opinions video on open shelving.

Prepare for A DIY Kitchen Remodel

3. Preparing For A DIY Kitchen Remodel

While home décor shows may inspire you to start your next remodel, the truth is that often, they make it look easy. There’s a lot of moving parts when it comes to a kitchen remodel that you should know about before beginning. One of the biggest details is understanding what you can do yourself and when you should call a pro. “Some projects really are as simple as taking cabinets out and putting new cabinets in, but I would say most of the time, they have at least one other trade involved,” Emily Hoefler, kitchen and bath specialist at Renovations Group Inc., said.

If you’re planning a DIY kitchen remodel, here are some tips to help you prepare.

2018 Summer Trends

4. Summer 2018 Home Décor Trends

A change of season means a change of décor. Summer décor tends to be light, bright and airy. But, each year, the summer trends change. This year, gelato colors and gold accents are two of the most popular décor items.

“The gold trend can be found on so many accent pieces, even items that can be used every day! Pick up a few coffee mugs with gold handles or trim, add a bright colored candle jar with a gold lid to your dining or coffee table, or update a photo collage with slender gold frames and big white mats,” Ashley Dudich, home blogger and shop owner at All The Design, said.

See what other accessories you must add to your home this season in Summer 2018 Home Décor Trends.

5. Video: When To Call A Pool Pro

It’s likely that you’ve been spending a lot of time in your pool this summer. July is a great time to give your pool a check up and see if any repairs need to be made. However, if you're having trouble maintaining your pool or need a repair, it could be the right time for you to call a pool pro who can help. Watch When To Call A Pool Pro to see when you should hire.


As always, we’re here to help you with your next home improvement project. Not only can ImproveNet connect you with pros in your area for free, but we’re also sharing the latest tips to help you make your home the best it can be. Be sure to check out next month where we’ll be sharing the best ways to style your bookshelves, how to make your tile backsplash sparkle again and more.

What projects have you worked on this summer? Share with us in the comments below!

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