Fall is one of the most popular seasons to work on your home. Not only is the weather generally pleasant, but fall is also the time to prepare for winter. If you’re looking to take on some home improvement projects this fall without blowing your holiday-season budget, look no further! Here are five easy and affordable projects that will yield big results.
Update your front door.
Your front door sets the expectation for what’s inside. Update an old or worn out door with a more modern option or add a fresh, colorful coat of paint to your old door to make it look like new again.
Improve your curb appeal.
Something as simple as mowing or raking your lawn can have a huge impact on your home’s curb appear. You can also do things like pull up and dispose of dead plants and branches, trim the shrubs, plant fall flowers, and pressure wash the driveway/siding.
Update your lighting.
It only takes a few years for light fixtures to start looking dated, so bring your house back up to date with new lamps and light fixtures. Start by updating one room at a time. You’ll be amazed at the difference! While you’re at it, replace any old, inefficient compact fluorescent bulbs you have hanging around with LEDs. They’ll last longer and save energy.
Change the air filter.
Last but not least is your air conditioner. Your AC unit did a great job keeping you cool during the long, hot summer and now it’s time to replace the air filter. This is not only one of the easiest jobs you can do for your home, it’s an important part of maintaining the efficiency and operational capabilities of your HVAC. If you want to go a step further, call your HVAC servicer to schedule a tune-up for your system.