Thursday, September 13 2018
It’s almost that time of year again—ten days to be exact—when it gets dark earlier, the air gets colder, and the leaves change color. The first day of fall is September 22nd and we couldn’t be more ready! There are so many exciting things that come with the change of the season: comfy sweaters, pumpkin spice everything, Halloween, and Thanksgiving! Is your home ready for all the upcoming fall festivities and weather changes?
In preparation for fall, get your patio cleaned up and ready for entertaining. Illuminate your backyard entertainment space with bulb string lights to create a relaxing, softly lit patio. This is an inexpensive way to liven up your space and create a beautiful and warm atmosphere for all your outdoor gatherings!
Make sure your outdoor firepit is ready to be lit on those cool fall evenings. Take inventory of your firewood or check your propane levels so you won’t have to make a last-minute trip to the hardware store when you want to light your first fire of fall! Have the backyard landscaped and dead plants and leaves removed to prevent fire hazards. If you are thinking about re-doing your firepit for fall, click here.
Are the windows and doors in your home energy efficient? If your windows and doors are ready for replacement, opt for energy efficient windows and patio doors that will keep in the heat during those chilly fall days. Bi-Fold Patio Doors maintain energy efficiency while illuminating your space with plenty of natural light! With fall comes many gloomy, overcast days, but with large folding patio doors installed in your home, you can further appreciate those rare days when the sun peeks through the clouds!
It’s finally time to break out the pumpkins, bales of hay, and sunflowers and recreate your favorite fall porch décor ideas from Pinterest! Start DIYing some new decorations and wow your visitors and passersby with your unique and trendy porch arrangement. This will make your home warm and welcoming and put everyone in the fall spirit!
We mentioned previously that you should get your patio and outdoor spaces cleaned up for the new season. However, don’t overlook the places in your home that are not as obvious but could still use a good cleaning. Your fireplace and chimney should be cleaned—a clean chimney means a safer and more efficient fireplace! Another spot commonly overlooked are the rain gutters; clean gutters are essential for this season, so water can properly drain away from your home during those autumn rainstorms!
Your home is almost ready for fall! More than likely you have not run the heater for the entire summer, so there is a chance something could go wrong. Have your furnace serviced to ensure everything is functioning properly, especially if you live in a very cold climate where the snow starts falling before winter! This is an excellent time to check that your home security system is fully functional—as the holidays approach, there is an increase in burglaries and having a home security system can keep you and your home safe.
Enjoy the few short months of autumn before they fall away!