The dog days of summer are here. In Houston, it’s hot, sticky and humid outside, and for the short amount of time that you have to spend outside, it can leave you feeling lethargic and drained. All you want to do is hang down by the pool and relax.
For some, nothing is more relaxing than a great sale, and if you’re planning to finish a home improvement project before the kids go back to school or off to college, now is the best time to score some great deals for your next home improvement project.
Here are the top home improvement deals this week — and how pressure washing services can help get your home ready for back-to-school.
Now that the company is selling furniture, bedding and storage solutions, Home Depot has become a destination for one-stop shopping. This makes getting that home improvement project started and finished that much easier.
Appliances are back on sale at Home Depot this week, and if your kitchen needs an upgrade, then you won’t want to miss this sale. Select kitchen appliances are on sale up to 30% off, and there are a ton of great models on sale, including some of the new smart home products.
That includes Samsung’s Family Hub smart refrigerator. This model has French doors that open to reveal 24.4 cubic feet of space — perfect for a busy family. It also has three built-in cameras in it, which allows the user to see the inside of the refrigerator from their app. This makes grocery shopping a breeze. If you’re not sure if you have enough milk for the week, you can just check for yourself. The Samsung model can also connect to Spotify, turning it into a speaker for your kitchen, and the interactive hub on the front doors can have personalized notes, drawings and even pictures. It’s truly the home of the future.
Many appliances can now be controlled remotely via Wi-Fi, including washers and dryers. LG Electronics’ Ultra Large Capacity washer can be controlled through an app. If you forgot to start a load before leaving your home, you can just start it on the app. You can also preset your washer before you leave for work and then start it as you leave to go home for the day. That means your clothes won’t be sitting wet in the washer all day, and when you get home, they’ll be ready for the dryer or to be hung up.
Though this washer has 4.5 cubic feet inside, it can also tackle small loads in just 15 minutes. If you need to wash a school uniform on a Sunday night, you won’t need to stay up late to do it. Just start the load and get it done and into the dryer in just 15 minutes. You’ll have fewer sleepless nights this way.
Like Home Depot, Lowe’s is also offering sales on appliances, but the home and garden center is also running a great sale on lighting. If you’re looking to spruce up a space, a new lighting fixture can make a space look fresh and inviting.
Right now, Lowe’s has select lighting fixtures on sale between 10 and 20% off for all rooms in the home, including the bathroom. Take the OVE Decors Victory pendant, now on sale. This linear pendant features three lights hanging down at three different heights. Each one has a rectangular frame surrounding the light source, and the frames are made of rectangular prism rods. Crystal diffusers line the bottoms so your lighting will have a glamorous touch to it. Hung from a rectangular ceiling plate, this fixture fits easily above a dining room table, kitchen island or even in a bedroom.
Of course, for any home improvement project, you’re going to need a good set of tools to get the job done. Right now, you can get select power tools at Lowe’s for up to 25% off. With such a wide selection, you’re sure to find the right tool for the job. This Bosch 4-tool 18V combo kit is now 24% off, and it includes: a two-in-one Freak impact driver, drill/driver, recip saw, worklight, and two batteries. Everything comes in a carrying bag so you can move everything around your home with ease and store it somewhere safe when you’re finished.
Part hardware store, part home goods store, Bering’s can be fun to browse when you’re looking to give your home an update but aren’t sure where to start. Right now, the store is continuing its summer sale, and there’s still time to grab some great deals on cool products such as Kitchen Aid stand mixers.
If you’re looking to pull up a chair outside, then you will want to head to Bering’s before the summer is over. Bering’s has great outdoor seating options still on sale. Want to create your own oasis in your backyard? Hang this hammock between two trees and get ready to have it made in the shade. Don’t have a ton of space on your patio but still want a cozy spot for two? This three-piece bistro set provides great seating and an intimate setting.
This major department store has seen some big shifts over the last few years, but as far as furniture goes, Macy’s is still a top destination for anyone looking to give their homes a new look. Macy’s is currently holding its Big Home sale, which means great savings for you and chic pieces for your home. With markdowns anywhere between 20% to 60%, this is a great time to pick up that one accent piece for your living room or bedroom.
What’s great about Macy’s is the customization allowed for many of their sofas and sectionals. You may love a style, but not the fabric, and with Macy’s, you can find hundreds of fabrics in solids, prints and stripes. They even have performance fabrics, which are stain resistance and great for kids and pets.
Isn’t it great when you can shop for a couch on your couch? Check out the latest online sales here and get saving.
Serena and Lily
A new player in the home decor scene, Serena and Lily exudes that casual, California-cool style — shades of blue mixed with whites and light finishes on woods and plenty of natural materials like cane and rattan. Though they do have several locations, none of them are in Houston, so for us, Serena and Lily is an online player.
Right now, the site is running a great sale on its Balboa collection, and the timing could not be better. Combining a casual style with natural materials, Balboa uses rattan — a popular wood similar to wicker — and wraps it around headboards, dining chairs and casegoods. Available in shades of gray, white, natural and blue, these pieces have a slightly beachy feel, but when mixed with other pieces, Balboa brings the beauty of the outdoors in.
Our favorite piece? This nightstand with a white drawer and brass-capped feet. It mixes natural beauty with a touch of glamor.
According to Overstock.com, it’s the end of summer, so it’s time for an end-of-summer-super-summer sale, but in Houston, we know summer will be sticking around for some time. Regardless, it’s an excuse for a sale, and Overstock is giving up to 20% off select products and free shipping offers. From seating to dining room furniture, you’re sure to find something here to fit your needs.
If there’s one thing that people like to wait to buy on sale, it’s a great area rug. Depending on the materials and how the rug is made, rug prices can jump up quickly, making them an expensive purchase. But if you have hardwood or tile around your home, then you’re going to need a nice, quality rug to keep your toes warm in the winter.
That’s why the rug category on Overstock is definitely worth a look. From bright indoor/outdoor patterns to the classic neutrals, these rugs come in all sizes and shapes. While you’ll find plenty of durable machine-made rugs, you’ll also find a good selection of handmade and hand-hooked rugs that feel luxurious and look elegant on your floors.
Alright, full disclosure: Chairish isn’t a typical home improvement online retailer, and the site isn’t having a sale. But if you’re bargain hunter and out searching for a good deal, then you need to get Chairish on your radar right now.
Chairish is an online platform for vintage, gently used and showroom sample furniture, lighting and home decor. In a way, it’s like a 24-hour flea market — you’ll never know just what you’re going to find. From high-end antiques to mid-century vintage finds, Chairish is a bargain hunter’s dream. While you can instantly buy anything for sale on the site, you can also make an offer and haggle with sellers to try for a better deal. You can also narrow down to your location so you can find great pieces close to you that you can pick up on your own.
This is also the place to score great deals on showroom floor samples, providing great discounts on some high-end brands. PRo tip: If you are searching for showroom samples, look in Atlanta, Dallas, Las Vegas or High Point, North Carolina or nearby. Each of those cities host major furniture trade markets twice a year, the markets where furniture and lighting retailers and interior designers go to make their purchases for their businesses. You’ll find great pieces that have been in showrooms for maybe a year or two and ready to be sold.
How pressure washing services can get your home ready for back-to-school
The spring and fall seasons are the best times to clean and clear out your home. In the spring, you freshen up your space and make room for summer, and in the fall, you prepare your home for winter. As you know, harsh winter weather can take a toll on your home, so pressure washing services help you get ahead and make sure your home is ready for anything.
In the same way as you would scrub your floors or wash your bathtub, pressure washing services get all the grime and dirt off you home, making it look fresh and almost new again. Over the spring and summer, your house has probably taken a bit of a beating from the Houston climate. In the spring, all the rain left streaks on your windows and splashed dirt on your siding. Once the heat moved in, that dirt dried and became caked onto your siding, making it difficult to clean off. Pressure washing services can take care of all these problems, cleaning those hard-to-reach places and making your home sparkle.
But pressure washing services can also benefit your driveway and deck. You’ve likely seen those transformation videos on the internet, ones where a person uses a pressure washer on a driveway and realize that the color of the driveway is so much lighter than it was before the cleaning. Pressure washing services can make this happen with your own driveway. An expert in pressure washing services can help you get rid of dirt, oil stains and even annoying weeds that like to grow in the cracks of your driveway.
Your deck can also benefit from pressure washing services, especially if it’s made from wood. Pressure washing services will blast away dirt and even mold from your deck, revealing the clean surface beneath. Mold and mildew can eat away at a wooden deck, so getting it cleaned with pressure washing services will keep your deck from rotting.
Tell us: Which of these home improvement deals do you plan to shop? Tell us what you’re going to buy and how pressure washing services can help you in your new home improvement project.