HOME IMPROVEMENT PROJECTS TO TACKLE THIS FALL
Deciding what to do for your home’s improvement before winter can be challenging. Selecting the wrong projects to work on can land you in an awkward spot. While just giving up on doing any can, ultimately, be just as bad. So, let’s go over the best home improvement projects to tackle this fall.
The first of the home improvement projects to tackle this fall that we recommend would be basement renovation. The work is done inside and is relatively light as far as such things go. Therefore, you or the professionals you hire won’t need to worry about working under adverse weather conditions. Additionally, one of the more extensive renovations impacts your household the least. After all, it is out of the way and won’t affect your daily life much, even if it stretches a little. Unlike, renovating a bedroom or kitchen would massively displace many of your belongings and daily rituals. And once the project is complete, you can shelter in your basement to avoid summer heat once it rolls around!
It is essential to inspect your windows and doors during fall for gaps, cracks around the edges, warping of the frames, and similar problems that can cause drafts. Allowing any to slip by you would negatively affect your energy efficiency and attempts to warm up. Getting your home to a decently warm temperature will take much more power. And getting it to stay there would also be an exercise in frustration. With winter temperatures right around the corner, this is not something you can allow. Thankfully, caulking is often enough to overcome these issues, and it is relatively cheap and easy to DIY.
FIXING UP THE ROOF
There are some rather obvious reasons why you’d want to include roof repair among your home improvement projects to tackle this fall. If you want your attic items and the entire home to make it through winter okay, it is in your best interest to ensure no snow, rain, or winds can make it through your roof. And as the storage experts from Centennial Moving like to advise, if you can’t finish the renovation project in time, at least ensure you have a storage unit where you can stash your stuff! Few things can ruin your belongings faster than wetness and humidity.
CLEANING OUT YOUR GUTTERS
For similar reasons, you want your gutters to work at their peak efficiency, necessitating having them cleaned and, if needed, repaired. Honestly, it is best to have a professional roof inspection done before planning these home improvements. It will reveal all deficiencies with not just your roof but your gutters as well. That will let you plan much better!
PAINTING THE INTERIOR
Painting the outside of your home just before winter is not exactly smart. You wouldn’t put effort into renovating your garden before this particular season. However, working on the inside of your home is perfectly fine! Now, it will take a bit more finesse than when doing it during the spring or summer. After all, the lower temperatures make it a bit tricky to let your rooms breathe for as long as possible. Still, as long as you time things right, you can have your rooms looking extra pretty for the Christmas holidays!
REPLACING OR INSTALLING HVAC
One of the best options for home improvement projects to tackle this fall would be replacing or installing an HVAC system. There are many alternatives to keeping your house warm. But HVAC does the job better than most and doesn’t leave you reliant on any particular fuel. That can be a real blessing during winter months. And it’s just as helpful during summer, making this one of the best home improvements before selling among projects that pay off due to how much value it adds to your home.
TOUCH UP YOUR FLOORS
Yet another of the possible home improvement plans to tackle this fall would be doing up your flooring. You might want to get this done before winter because of the sheer impact it can have on your quality of life. After all, some floors naturally keep warmth better than others. For example, opting for tiles in most rooms would make it challenging to keep your feet warm without slippers. On the other hand, converting to carpets would make winter a cozy and warm experience. Admittedly, it would come at its price when it comes time to clean them. In the end, striking a balance between practicality and coziness is something you will have to settle on yourself. Once done, you will not need to replace your floors for a while, either.
IMPROVING YOUR KITCHEN
The final home improvement projects to tackle this fall would be the changes you want to be made to your kitchen. You might have been eying up a countertop that you desperately want. Or some appliances need replacing due to age or too much wear. You want to do this before winter, in particular, because we spend a lot of time inside during the winter. And there’s a lot of cooking too. If something is currently annoying, you can bet it will worsen during winter! Especially if you have problems with your plumbing that you want to be fixed. Those can quickly become a nightmare if ignored during fall, only to act up when a lot of greasy stuff is in your garbage disposal.
We hope you have your list of home improvement projects to tackle this fall. Just remember to first handle the tasks which are necessities rather than a matter of convenience. Having a solid roof over your head is much more critical than fluffy carpets!
Guest Contributor: Sophia Perry