Five home projects REALTORS® can tackle this summer

The sun is shining, the birds are chirping and you…are looking for something fun to do.

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to impact the way we interact with groups of people, we know you’re probably spending more time at home.

Why not take this opportunity to  work on a home improvement project?

If you’re looking for inspiration, we’ve rounded up five projects you can complete in your free time this summer from REALTOR.ca Living Room. Don’t forget, Living Room is your source for all things home. Plus, it’s great content to share with your clients!

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Whip up an at home coffee bar

Do you miss ordering your venti, extra pump, triple shot, mocha, no foam, vanilla latte? (I made up that order, I hope). Bring out your inner barista and create your own brew-tiful coffee bar at home. Get ready to give your kitchen a shot of java with these tips.

Hang a gallery wall

I’ll admit I usually get someone else to hang the art in my house. I struggle with spacing and it never seems level. Have no fear though! Hanging a gallery wall is easier than it seems. Tips such as arranging your items on the ground and hanging your bigger pieces first will help you get it right from the start.

Reupholster old furniture

Do you love antique furniture as much as I do? You can bring new life to old furniture by following a few simple tips. You’ll need sharp scissors, measuring tape, a staple gun, fabric pen, foam or cotton batting, lining fabric and new cover fabric. Ready? Start here.

Create an exercise room

You might have started working out in the living room when the COVID-19 pandemic closed gyms, but wouldn’t it be nice to have a dedicated space for your sweat sessions? If you have the space, kick your fitness regime into high gear by designing your dream home gym. Consider the layout, flooring, lighting and budget before you start doing any heavy lifting.

Deep clean

The spring isn’t the only time to do a deep clean. Take advantage of the warm weather and put these cleaning tips to use. We bet it’s been a while since you looked at the filter on the back of your dishwasher. Pop it out and clean it in the sink. Next, put two cups of vinegar in a container on the top rack of your dishwasher and run it using the hottest setting. You’ll be amazed at home clean your dishwasher can look.

What project are you tackling first? Tell us about it in the Comments.

Sarah Doktor brings her experience as a small-town journalist and national online editor to the Canadian Real Estate Association as a Communications Advisor. Sarah helps facilitate conversations between CREA and our members, boards, associations and the public via our online communities. She also helps coordinate the content presented to you here on the CREA Café. In her spare time, Sarah can be found at the gym, running on a trail or watching Netflix with her cat, Libby.


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