Home Improvement Tips for the Holidays

House with leaves turning for the fall season

With the holidays quickly approaching, finding time to accomplish home projects can seem so daunting. The best way to achieve your goals is by creating a specific plan. This fall, we can help you take charge of your home repairs and remodels. Take a look at this efficient checklist to get you started.

Home Exterior Checklist
The exterior creates the first impression that friends, family, and neighbors will have of your home. Home improvement and renovations will not only help increase curb appeal and improve the value of your home, but it will also protect your home from our extreme weather conditions. Here are few items to add to your checklist:

  1. Rake the leaves
  2. Utilize a landscape design for winter plants
  3. Fertilize the lawn to keep it healthy
  4. Paint your home to seal and protect it from snow or storms
  5. Repave or fill in holes in the sidewalk or path to your home
  6. Add more lighting along the pathway or on your front porch
  7. Clean your gutters
  8. Examine your roof for any leaks or damage

Home Interior Checklist
When the weather gets cold, a cozy home for entertaining and relaxing is desirable. Here are a few suggestions for updating and improving your home before the holidays arrive.

  1. Kitchen Remodeling – Ensure that your appliances are in working order, add a new backsplash, upgrade the cabinets, or update the flooring.
  2. Basement – Finish or upgrade this space for your family and guests when the cold weather prevents you from utilizing your patio or deck.
  3. Appliances – Repair any appliances before the holidays. Also, any chipped tiles, leaky faucets, broken door knobs, closet doors, etc.
  4. Energy Audit – Ensure your home is ready for the cold by adding insulation. Use caulking around the siding where there are cracks. An energy audit may also help save you money in the long run.

The fall is a great time for home remodeling and completing all of those “honey-do” home projects. Then you can simply enjoy the holidays, including decorating your home from the inside and out!

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