September signals the start of autumn, which means cold, rainy and windy days are coming. As such, your home should be fully equipped to handle everything this season brings. Before you look forward to autumn, consider the following maintenance and makeover ideas:
Revisit your exteriors
Autumn brings falling leaves and raindrops, which is why your exteriors should be durable enough to handle the onslaught of the elements. Check, clean, repair or replace your roof especially the flashings, tiles and gutters. The last thing you want to do is fix your roof when rain is upon you.
Strong winds are common during autumn, which is why your walls, windows and doors should be in good shape as well. Joineryforallseasons.co.uk suggests installing hardwood doors and windows that are weather-resistant. With these external home makeovers, you are all set for the cold, wet and windy days ahead.
Ready your heating devices
There will be cold days when autumn is in full swing so prepare your heating devices early. Maintain your fireplace, central heating boilers and shower heaters. Hire a professional if you do not want the hassle of doing things yourself.
Energy costs may soar because of your heating devices. Lower your heating bills this autumn by investing in thermostatic radiator valves and loft insulators.
Bring out your decor
Your home’s transition to autumn will not be complete without furnishings that complement the season. Autumn home trends lean toward decor that gives off a warm and comfortable feeling. Furnishings should have beige, golden brown and sage green and other earthy, natural hues.
Put a thick, colourful rug, heavyweight curtains and downy pillows to make your room look cosy. Aim for a relaxing ambiance in your room with dim lights and scented candles as well. Add vintage accessories and silk or fur cushions in your living room to complete your autumn home makeover.
Autumn is more enjoyable when your home is fully prepared for it. With these suggestions, your home will be all set to meet the season of falling leaves.