Outdoor Home Fixes You Can Do in a Weekend

Little outdoor home maintenance issues are all too easy to put off fixing, but you don’t want to wait until they turn into major headaches. Take advantage of the nice weather to tackle some of them now. 

To help you get started, we’ve come up with four weekend projects with big payoffs that you can do on your own. “You’d be surprised how just putting a fresh coat of paint on your front door can help you enjoy your home more,” says John Galeotafiore, associate director of product testing at Consumer Reports.

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Outdoor furniture sales up as coronavirus cancels summer vacations, keeping many at home

After months of staying indoors, Americans are investing in their outdoor spaces.

Furniture retailers have seen a spike in outdoor home items like patio chairs, gardening tools, pool floats and grills with stay-at-home orders still in place in many states due to the coronavirus pandemic and what’s looking like a stagnant summer for travel lovers.

Overstock.com saw patio furniture sales increase a whopping 225 percent year over year since April 1. Outdoor recreational items like pool and gardening items saw 360 percent year-over-year growth since April 1. The outdoor recreational item sales outpaced Overstock.com’s top-selling category, office furniture, which

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Outdoor Home Improvements Add Most Value

If you’re hoping to make some home improvements that will add value to your home, a new study suggests your best bet may be to start outdoors.

Remodeling Magazine’s “2020 Cost vs. Value Report” looked at the average costs associated with different home improvement projects over the past year, along with the amount homeowners would likely be able to recoup for the improvement upon selling the house. Researchers polled nearly 1,400 full-time real estate professionals, each of whom had a network of more than 100 consumers. The questions focused on 22 home improvement projects completed in more than 100 U.S.

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