It’s hard to embrace the fall season if your home doesn’t feel ready for the changes. Homeowners should prepare their home for autumn so it will be cozy and comfortable when cooler weather settles in. Now is the time to get your home ready for the upcoming season so you’re not rushing to get things done at the last minute. Get your house ready for fall with these tips and relax and enjoy the season for all that it’s worth.
Bring Out the Fall Colors and Decor
Hues of deep orange, brown, and red create an ambiance that you don’t experience during any other season. Prepare your home with decor that reflects the fall season. Many people update their kitchen with fall patterns, but it is easy to update almost any room in the home. There is no easier way to welcome the season than through updated festive decor.
A Fresh Coat of Paint
A fresh coat of paint on the front door adds curb appeal and personality to your home. A red door, in particular, creates a welcoming atmosphere and complements the warmer hues of the leaves outside. The same benefit applies when you paint the walls inside the home. The weather is cooler now which makes it easier to do the painting yourself. Or, hire professional painters to perform the work. What better way to welcome a new season than with a fresh coat of paint?
Summer is an active season and damages and mishaps often go unnoticed as we rush from one event to another. Now is the perfect time to walk through the home to look for such damages. Drafts from windows and doors aren’t as big of a deal in the summer, but create a dramatic difference in comfort when the temperatures outside are cool. Caulking up cracks in the window sills or replacing damaged weatherstripping on the doors will keep warm air inside your home and cold air out. Repair any damages now before the cooler weather sets in.
Perform a Yard Sweep
Now is the time to store lawn and garden equipment and tools, with the exception of the rake, of course. The fall season puts the rake to its greatest challenge of the year. The lawn mower, weed eater, hoes, and other such items, however, are unlikely to be used again until spring. Sitting outside only causes them to rust and damage.
Now’s the Time to Get Your House Ready for Fall
Use the information here to get your house ready for fall before it arrives so you can spend time enjoying this short season instead of making repairs.