Fall is the perfect time to complete small home remodeling projects that make a big difference. The cool air, reduced rainfall, and desire to be comfy indoors can drive your desire for a home update! Whether you want to reduce energy costs or simply seek to improve the overall appearance of your home, several projects can help you make the most of your fall season. First, check out our project gallery to see some of the residential and commercial updates we’ve completed, including full kitchen remodels, bathroom remodels, and home additions. Then, contact Quality DesignWorks to schedule an appointment for our showroom!
Clean Out The Gutters
Throughout the year, your home’s gutters divert thousands of gallons of water away from your property. To ensure you keep the water flowing efficiently and effectively away from your house instead of into it, you should make it a point to clean out the gutters. You can also protect your gutters using mesh guards, keeping fallen leaves and other debris from creating blockages. We recommend hiring a professional to clean your gutters or, should you decide to do it yourself, be prepared to spend the better part of the day climbing up and down the ladder and retrieving gutter debris.
Replace The Windows
Do you feel like your windows let out a lot of your heated air during the fall and winter, or perhaps you find condensation on your windows? If so, your windows may need replacing. Old, problematic windows and windows that require repair may provide an easy source for cold air to enter the home and hot air to exit your indoor spaces. Replacing old kitchen windows during a kitchen renovation with new, energy-efficient windows can significantly reduce your energy costs. What’s more, this minor update can help ensure you and your loved ones feel warm and comfortable throughout the cooler seasons.
Add Fresh Coats Of Paint
Throughout Florida, the fall season offers plenty of warm enough days to work with both interior and exterior paint. Painting before the warmer days of the year return can be beneficial as certain outdoor paints can be problematic when used in hot outdoor temperatures. A fresh coat of paint or sealer on outdoor surfaces that endure significant amounts of rainfall throughout the year can benefit from the added protection. What’s more, a fresh coat of paint can even give your home a brand-new look. Maybe you’ve decided to include a bright, bold color on an accent wall in your bedroom, or you’d like to touch up the siding and trim of the house exterior. No matter your reason for small upgrades, fall is a great time to add some color to your home!
Power Wash The Exterior
Having your home’s exterior and windows professionally power washed won’t just make your home look sharp; it will also work to help prevent the growth and spread of mold and mildew that feed on grime on these surfaces (particularly when spring and summer arrive). Power washing can also help you maintain, refinish, or retreat your outdoor deck or patio. This might mean power washing, restaining, resanding, or all of the above. Fall is optimal for outdoor work as weather conditions are typically mild, and you’ll likely benefit from flexible schedules when hiring a professional for power washing (spring is a busy season for deck work!)
Seal Gaps & Add Insulation
Little makes a home more unwelcoming and uncomfortable during the winter months than a nagging, chilly draft. Consider hiring remodeling contractors to perform a professional home energy audit, which includes a detailed review of your home’s caulking and weather stripping. These auditors will likely want to inspect the attic and any crawl spaces if your home has these. If the insulation either meets or is below an adequate level of insulation, you may consider supplementing it with a wide variety of different types of insulation. Window leaks and door leaks likewise account for a great deal of air leakage and increases in monthly utility bills. Be sure to check each entryway and window for any gaps and add caulking or weatherstripping to keep your home cozy!