What better time to spruce up your home than now! Here are some fall home improvement projects you can tackle in your spare time.
- Build a Fire Pit – Fire pits are said to be one of the most popular outdoor design elements. They are easy to build and fun for all ages to enjoy. Some advice from realtor.com: “You’ll want to choose a flat, level spot in your yard that you can comfortably circle with seating. If you plan to grill hot dogs and watch the flames dance, a standard 36-inch-wide pit will do fine. For step-by-step instructions, check out this guide.”
- Paint the Exterior of Your Home – No one wants to paint the outside of their home in the heat of summer or in the dead of winter. Fall is a great time to check this off your to-do list. It can be a big task, though, so you may want to consider hiring a professional. The cost for an exterior paint job will depend on how much you have to paint and the type of surface to be painted. Contact local painters for estimates.
- Paint the Interior of Your Home – It’s also a good idea to paint the inside of your home in the fall. Less humidity in the air allows the paint to dry properly. Interior painting is an easy Do-It-Yourself job. Pick a room to do each weekend, and within a few weeks, you will have a beautiful new look to enjoy all winter!
- Have Your Roof Inspected and Possibly Repaired – We all know how costly a new roof can be, but not taking care of your roof issues can be even more costly. As winter weather approaches, the snow and ice can really take a toll on your roof…especially if there are already some weak spots. Have an inspection done on your roof before the brunt of winter weather hits to ensure your family’s safety. Don’t skip out and regret it later when your roof caves under the weight of the winter elements.
- Make Sure Your Attic is Properly Insulated – Hate those high heat bills? A lack of insulation in the attic could be part of the reason for them. You can hire a professional to add some more insulation, or you can go the DIY route to save a little bit of money. Either way, making sure your attic is properly insulated can help to lower the energy bill by keeping heat from escaping as easily.
- Seal Windows and Doors – Another area where heat will escape is through windows and doors that are not completely sealed. Look for drafty areas that can be caulked or where weather stripping can be installed to save more on your heating costs this winter.
- Install a Fireplace – Who doesn’t love sitting by a fire on a cozy winter night? Studies show that a fireplace could add up to $12,000 to the value of your home. So go ahead and install that fireplace to enjoy this winter with peace of mind that you will get a good return on your investment.
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