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While it’s easy to get carried away with decorating your house with leaves and pumpkin decor, there are a few practical home updates to consider this fall, too. Whether you’re preparing to sell or rent your home or simply want to make your house more comfortable, these tips are for you. Keep reading to explore five home updates to prepare your home for the fall and winter seasons.
- Freshen Up your Home’s Interior
As we head into the cooler months of the year, prepare to spend more time indoors. To prepare your home for autumn, sprucing up the interior of your home can make spending time indoors more enjoyable. It may be a good time to consider a professional carpet cleaning service. Small updates can greatly enhance how you feel about spending time in your home!
While regular vacuuming and at-home carpet care can help, a professional carpet cleaning provides an extra-deep clean. This should be done at least once yearly (more in highly trafficked areas or homes with pets/children). Fall is also a great time to freshen up the paint in your home’s interior.
- Get Prepared for Colder Weather
Prepare your home to stay warm during the cold weather! It may be time for an HVAC service/spruce-up to ensure your heat is functioning well. Many homeowners choose to install smart thermostats, such as the Google Nest, in preparation for fall and winter. A smart thermostat allows you to save money on energy costs by creating a heating or cooling schedule. Any preparations you make now will help ensure you stay warm and cozy throughout the fall and winter months.
- Cozy Fires
If your home has a fireplace, now is the perfect time to have it serviced. Your home’s chimney and fireplace should be cleaned by a professional at least once per year. Fall is the perfect time to do it before cold temperatures arrive. Another option is to add a firepit outdoors, allowing you to spend time outdoors even throughout the fall. Many electric firepits offer flexibility and less maintenance than traditional firepits. Nothing says fall like a warm fire and a hot apple cider!
- Trim Foliage
Don’t forget about maintaining the outside of your home for fall too! Before the autumn, consider professional landscaping services to spruce up your front year. Overgrown bushes, trees, and shrubs can cause damage to your home during fall storms. Not only will you make your home look better, but you can also use this as an opportunity to add fun fall decor to your patio and home’s exterior.
- Paint your Home’s Exterior
If you’ve been considering a paint job for your home, fall is the perfect season to move forward. In the summer, paint tends to get runny from the humidity in the air. Fall temperatures, combined with lower levels of humidity, make for ideal painting conditions. A fresh coat of paint is perfect for enhancing the value of your home too, especially if you’re planning on selling or renting soon.
- Preparing for Fall
Just like spring cleaning, fall sprucing is a must-do for every homeowner. Consider these five home updates to prepare your home’s exterior and interior for an enjoyable and cozy autumn season.