Why Fall is a Great Time to Tackle Home Improvement Projects

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Maybe you were enjoying a much-needed vacation with friends or family, or maybe you were busy carpooling from one summer activity to the next. Whatever your reason for putting off those home improvement projects, there’s no need to worry. In fact, fall is a great time to tackle your to-do list. Here’s why:

The weather works in your favor

Moderate temperatures make it an ideal time to take care of exterior projects like roof maintenance, painting, gutter cleaning, and landscaping, which needs care in order to protect or increase your curb appeal. Likewise, it’s a good time for interior paint jobs and deep cleaning as you can leave the windows open for ventilation without having to deal with the humidity of the summer months.

With winter coming, energy efficiency is also top of mind. You’re better off taking care of any necessary window replacements during the fall so you can keep heating costs down when the cold weather hits.

Service providers have more availability

Most service providers are busiest during the warmer months. With more availability during the fall, they may be more flexible on price.

Your home will be prepped for the holidays – and spring market

If you’re planning on entertaining during the holidays, getting organized now ensures your home will be ready for guests. Meanwhile, if you’re thinking about making a move next year, your property will be in tip-top shape for the peak spring selling season.

It’s a good time to shop for major appliances

Manufacturers typically roll out new models for major home appliances in the fall. So whether you’re looking to upgrade your stove and dishwasher for a kitchen makeover, or hoping to get a good deal on appliances from last year’s inventory, now is the time to do it.

Kids are back in school

Home improvement projects can sometimes be disruptive and stressful. If you have children, fall gives you the opportunity to take on bigger projects when they’re back in school and there’s less foot traffic in the house.

Fall is the off-season for vacation homeowners

For second-home owners, it’s best to handle any necessary maintenance or repairs in the offseason so you can take advantage of your vacation home during the summer.

If you’re in need of a recommendation for your next home-improvement or maintenance project, contact an @properties broker. To read up on other tips for fall, head here.

Written by Amy Corr
Amy Corr is the managing broker for the @properties Highland Park, Lake Forest and Bannockburn offices. Outside of work, Amy can usually be found with her husband, two daughters, and their pup Stanley.