Fall is the best season for some home renovation projects. With the beautiful weather, you have more opportunities to finish those home improvement projects you didn’t have time for during summer.
Starting with the interior of your home, you can work on your walls, kitchen, accessories, and insulation before you move out to make your yard look more attractive. Here some valuable tips for fall remodeling projects.
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- Add a New Coat of Paint
The quickest way to create a remarkable change in your home is through paint. That’s what many interior designers say, and it’s true. The paint on your walls serves as a backdrop for everything, and it also creates the type of mood you want.
When you are choosing new paint colors for your walls, remember that grays and pale neutrals are now in vogue. You can find many beautiful color schemes online. If you need more help, consult a professional designer or visit your neighborhood paint store to get more ideas on how to work out the undertones and trim.
- Replace Old Furniture and Lighting
Fall is a convenient time to get new rugs, furniture, and lighting. After repainting your walls, you can make a statement by adding a new rug and some decorative pillows. Choose colors that will complement your color scheme. You don’t always have to replace all the seats and side tables in your living room. Changing your seat and pillow covers can breathe new life into your home.
- Spruce Up Your Kitchen
Renovating your kitchen is one of the most profitable home improvement projects. You don’t need to spend a fortune to have a brand new look in your kitchen. If you are working with a low budget, the following tips will give you a sleek and attractive kitchen:
* Cabinets: Change the doors while retaining the old kitchen cabinets. Usually, it’s just the front that needs updating. You can even remove all the cabinet doors and leave open shelves.
* Tiles: Paint your outdated tiles instead of replacing them. Use tile stencils to create a brand new look.
* Flooring: Paint your old floor. For the best results, use polyurethane-based paint with floor enamel.
* Lighting: Add new light fixtures. New light pendants can add as much flair to your kitchen as new cabinets.
- Fix a Programmable Thermostat
Using a programmable thermostat will keep your home comfortable without high energy bills. Once you set it up, the smart thermostat will regulate the temperature while you are away from home, resulting in lower cooling and heating costs.
If you still have a manual thermostat with toxic mercury in your home, you need to consider replacing it with a modern programmable model. This project is simple for most homeowners with DIY skills.
- Add More Insulation
Having the slightest draft during winter can be quite uncomfortable. You can reduce or eliminate draft by sealing up gaps and improving your home’s internal insulation. To get the best results, call energy auditors to take a detailed assessment of your doors, windows, attic, and basement. However, if that is not feasible now, you can start by sealing up all window and door spaces with caulk.
- Improve Your Landscaping
Maintaining your lawn in the fall will give the resilience it needs for winter and spring. Be sure to rake out dead leaves, and provide more space for healthy airflow. Add some organic fertilizer to your grass, shrubs, and trees so they can pass through the winter well-nourished. If you don’t have the time to take proper care of your lawn, you can hire a competent professional lawn care provider.
- Power Wash Your House
Power washing your home’s exterior will give it a unique curb appeal. But that’s not all. It will also curtail the growth of mildew and mold that thrive on grime. Before you hire a power washing machine, you need to be sure that your home’s walls can withstand the pressure exerted by the nozzle. If you are in doubt, talk to a professional. However, if your home was recently built and it has not shown any structural defects, it should withstand basic pressure washing.
Those are some of the home remodeling projects that are ideal for the fall. With a little planning and some additional research, you can transform your home in fall and enjoy the benefits during winter and spring.