If you’re planning on renovating your home this fall, there are a number of things you can do to be successful at your projects. The moderate temperatures will make things easier to do, and the fact that you will be preparing for the next season means you will be sufficiently motivated. Have a look at the five tips below which will help you while you undertake renovations.
Add a Fresh Coat of Paint
The easiest way to give your home a new life is to apply a fresh coat of paint to your walls and trims. Pick a fresh color but keep it neutral because loud colors tend to get old really fast. It will also be easier to decorate when you have calm, soothing colors as opposed to loud colors that will leave your furniture and other items having a hard time trying to get noticed. Around 61% or three out of five homeowners have done one home improvement project or another since March 1, 2020. On average, they spent $6,438 on the projects they did, according to a NerdWallet survey done in August. You can bet that most of these projects were easy ones to undertake.
Think About Artificial Turf
Artificial turf is a growing trend in landscaping, with more and more homeowners choosing to get it installed. It looks amazing all through the year and does not need to be mowed or maintained with expensive treatments, water, and mowing because it’s artificial. When you factor in the money spent on taking care of an artificial lawn against that spent on real turf, artificial turf can pay for itself impressively well.
Pick Your Cabinets Well
The cabinets may be the most expensive items in your bathroom or kitchen, so you need to think about them carefully. Make sure that you pick a durable material and have it installed by an expert unless you have the right tools and skills. To make sure you keep them clean and in great condition, treat them to keep them free of ants, which are the most concerning pests right before spiders and cockroaches, according to a recent survey by ConsumerAffairs. Make sure you use safe treatments so you don’t invariably place your family at risk of toxicity.
Accessories, when picked and placed right, can tie up all aspects of a room’s decor perfectly together. Things like candles, books, and mementos will make your home feel a lot more personal. Think of decorative pillows and accented potted flowers as well, which will effortlessly add a final touch to your interior. Nice scents from fresheners will give the whole house a warm and welcoming feel, so take the time to get these tiny items that you may not notice, but that play a major role in the final appearance of your home.
Don’t Forget the Curb
Finally, the outdoors is also a part of your home, so you need to take good care of your home’s exterior environment. Seal the driveway if you haven’t done so and the recommended time has elapsed, and work on any siding that may be broken or otherwise destroyed. Refinish and treat your patio or deck, taking into consideration the material that it’s made from. If you need to hire someone for this, note that it’s best to do it now because spring is a busy period for most contractors. If you’re part of the over 87% of Americans who have access to drop-off or curbside paper recycling programs, make sure your curb is appealing to the people helping you keep the environment green.
Fall is a great time to remodel your home, so if you’ve decided to do so, use the five tips above to help you do it efficiently. When cooler weather comes and you spend more time indoors, you will be glad you finished the improvements you had in mind as you kick back in a comfortable and lovely home.