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Falling Behind on Home Improvement Projects This Summer?

We've all been there with summer projects that seem to build up. There's nothing wrong with putting some off for the Fall when the weather is cooler! Enjoy what's left of Summer and save these projects for later!

August 11, 2017

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Emma Holt

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Oct 16, 2018

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So, you’re just getting around to summer home improvement projects and realize you may not have time for all of them. Fear not, there’s still time to work on DIY projects or invest in professional upgrades this fall before the winter rolls around. In fact, you may want to put some of these projects off for fall when the weather is much cooler. These home improvement projects should be on your list for this upcoming fall- I promise they’ll pay off big time come spring. Get ready to roll up your (flannel) sleeves and tackle projects you’ve been putting off.

In this article, I’ll highlight 5 home improvement projects you can put to the side for cooler, fall weather:

  1. Painting the front door
  2. Improving the exterior
  3. Repairing the roof before it’s too late
  4. Replacing old windows
  5. Updating your HVAC

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Painting the front door

Add a pop of color or touch up scuffs and scratches

This is a chore that’ll earn you major brownie points with your significant other. Painting your front door is hands down one of the easiest exterior projects that pays off more than you’d expect. A freshly painted front door will stand out from the neighbors and can be finished in one afternoon. If your wife has been dying for that charming yellow front door, now’s the time to give the girl what she wants!

Exterior decor
Beautiful yellow

Enhance the exterior

Stick to neutral colors if you plan to sell in the future

If you have chipping paint or a dated color scheme, reach out to the experts immediately. While you can finally give your wife the statement-colored door she wants, stick to the neutrals when it comes to the rest of the house. This is especially important if you plan to sell in the upcoming years. It may be difficult to sell a blue home if that isn’t what a potential buyer is interested in. (Though I would fully support it!)

Replace or repair your roof

Make necessary repairs before you really regret it

I’ll admit, this is a big jump from just simply painting the front door, but I had to squeeze it in somewhere. Knowing your roof has reached the end of it’s days (years ago) is like a ticking time bomb so finally give yourself a peace of mind and get it over with. Repair those leaks and cosmetic damage before they become bigger issues.

Roof
This roof seems to be in good condition!

Window replacement

It’s time to replace the window that’s occasionally stuck or never opened

Windows come with a hefty price tag when it comes to replacing them. Luckily, if you’re selling, buyers tend to overlook windows unless they’re badly damaged or poorly insulated so they can be a hit or miss investment.

Window box
Window flowers are always a nice touch

‍Update your HVAC

Check your HVAC in the Fall to ensure everything’s working properly

HVAC is short for heating, ventilation and air conditioning and provides heating and cooling services to your home. Nothing would stink more than having your HVAC die right in the middle of Ohio’s frigid winter season.

Don’t let home improvement projects take over Summer, save some for the Fall

Everyone’s been there- starting a list of tasks and chores you promised yourself you’d tackle during the summer. But hey, it’s summer and no one really wants to spend it working around the house on your days off. Not to mention, the blistering heat makes it hard to pass up a pool day. With cooler months right around the corner, put these home improvement projects to do on your list for autumn and soak up the summer sun while you can! These projects are also perfect if you’re settling into your house and looking to turn it into a home with your own tweaks on the door, windows or exterior work.

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