As the weather starts to cool off and the hustle and bustle of summer winds down, it’s time for us homeowners to knock some home improvement projects off the to-do list. It’s the perfect time to get in a little work to help prepare your home for colder months and increase your home’s value all at the same time! We’ve compiled some great DIY projects that you can quickly check-off this fall to get you started during this beautiful time of year.
Paint / Stain Your Deck
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Grilling season is coming to an end, so this is a perfect time to put a little maintenance into your deck to make sure it lasts forever. Giving it a fresh coat of paint or stain will make it look new again and help prevent the wood from rotting out from the wet seasons ahead.
Clean and Repair Gutters
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Speaking of wet season, another great project is to clean out and repair your gutters. With the thousands of gallons of water that your gutters are redirecting, it’s good to check on them to make sure they’re in good shape and working properly. Some homeowners use this time to install drain tile on the downspouts as well.
Remodel Your Door
In less than an hour, you can make your old door look new again by installing decorative door glass. Your entryway will never look the same. Add in a new lockset and a fresh coat of paint and it’ll look like a completely new door at a fraction of the cost.
Add a Retractable Screen
Fall is a great time to open doors to fresh air, which is why adding a retractable screen door to your entryways is a perfect project this year. They install in less than 30 minutes and allow you to open all your doors to let that fresh air flow throughout your home.
Power Wash the Exterior
Dirt and grime build up over the summer so giving your exterior a good power wash can go a long way. Renting one is inexpensive and it doesn’t take long before the exterior of your home will be looking new again.
Upgrade Your Blinds
Traditional door blinds slam against your door, break, and get dirty over time. But you can now upgrade your blinds on your doors to Enclosed Blinds, which has the blinds sandwiched in-between the panels of glass. Privacy on demand, without the nuances of traditional door blinds!
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