Fall has arrived in Livermore, CA, and it has brought with it some beautiful weather and cooler temperatures. Though you may be tempted to spend the day outside enjoying the fall air, this is also a great time to roll up your sleeves and tackle some of the home improvement projects you’ve been keeping off all summer. Below, we’ve put together a quick list of easy fall home improvement projects that you can tackle over the weekend.
Easy Fall Home Improvement Projects
Here are some simple and fun fall home improvement projects that you can get started on today:
- Fix your peeling paint.
Do you notice that paint on the exterior of your home or on your front door is starting to peel or crack? This is a sign that the paint is no longer protecting your home’s exterior, and it could lead to serious damage if you don’t take care of it soon. There’s no better time than now to strip the peeling paint and put on a fresh coat before winter. New paint will not only help improve the look of your home, but also help protect your home’s exterior from the elements.
Don’t need to paint your whole house, but you’re still looking for a change? Try just painting your front door. A fresh color can help revive a tired looking home while creating a more inviting entryway for all.
- Improve your landscaping.
Fall is the perfect season to spend some time out in the garden or put a few hours into lawn landscaping. As the leaves start to fall, make sure that you consistently rake and remove them from your lawn to prevent too much buildup. Also, trim any dying tree branches to make room for new growth and prevent any damage from falling limbs during the winter.
Fall is also the best time to aerate your garden. This helps bring more air flow to the roots of your plants and flowers, which can promote healthy growth and help prepare them for the winter.
- Clean your gutters.
Though this may not be the most fun home improvement project on the list, cleaning your gutters is an important part of your yearly home maintenance. As the leaves start to fall, you should consistently check and clean your gutters to prevent damage to your home’s foundation.
Clear your gutters of any leaves or debris and flush them out. You should also inspect the gutters for any loose brackets or damaged joints. Repair or replace your gutters as necessary to keep them working throughout the winter.
Are you looking for more ways to keep your home in tip-top shape? Be sure to check out our blog each month for more fun home improvement projects along with brand new content about home comfort, HVAC, and energy efficiency.