06/08/2013 09:49 am ET Updated Jun 08, 2013

Weekend DIY Ideas: 7 Projects That Will Cool Your House Before The Summer Arrives (PHOTOS)

Summer weather is the perfect opportunity for some of our favorite activities: enjoying the outdoors, relaxing by the beach and wearing flip-flops. But we often forget that the heat can get a bit, er, uncomfortable -- especially at home. So to ensure that this hot season is as pleasant as possible, take some time this weekend to dothese easy DIYs which will help cool your house down. From installing shades that block out a lot of the sun's heat to cleaning out your air conditioner, these tips are sure to help.

Weekend DIY Ideas: Cool Your House Before The Summer

Have something to say? Check out HuffPost Home on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, Tumblr and Instagram.


Do you have a home story idea or tip? Email us at homesubmissions@huffingtonpost.com. (PR pitches sent to this address will be ignored.)