Top Fall Home Projects
The weather is getting cooler and the holidays are coming soon. Now is the perfect time to complete those projects around the house you’ve been putting off.
Unless your home is new construction or you’ve recently remodeled, there is a room in your house that could use a bit of freshening up. Replace your appliances and upgrade your kitchen counter tops for that beautiful Thanksgiving dinner you’ve always wanted. You could also simply replace door handles, upgrade bathroom fixtures, or add a fresh coat of paint to the well-lived in rooms. With the cool weather on the horizon, it’s a perfect time to paint the outside of the home or add that porch or patio you’ve been wanting.
Another way to take advantage of the cool weather is by catching up on that Spring cleaning we’ve all been putting off since March. Here is a list of items you may have missed. Fall also adds another element to our cleaning: leaves. Get out your trusty ladder and ensure your gutters are free and clear from debris. Also consider power-washing your home and deck to remove dirt or grime from siding, especially if you plan on painting in this gorgeous weather.
Keep your home as energy efficient as possible this fall and winter. Replace older windows with high efficiency windows. This not only will help eliminate hot spots in your home and keep your AC from over use while increasing the value of your home, it will also help reduce the amount of noise pollution entering your home. Bonus: Duke Energy offers rebates up to $400 for replacing old windows with more efficient ones! Win/win.
Also consider having your furnace tuned up (this will also help save on your electricity bill!) and fire place cleaned. Take full advantage of this time so make your home cozy, warm, and inviting.