What home improvement projects should I tackle in Autumn?

The temperatures in London have definitely dropped in the last week, so its time to start thinking for Autumn and Winter and what projects you can have done on your home to improve energy efficiency, curb appeal, protect your home, and uplift your mood as the winter months roll in.

Which projects are best to tackle in the autumn? Here’s a few home improvement options you can tackle as the weather begins to get cooler ahead of winter.

  1. Paint your front door

There are few things that enhance curb appeal like a freshly painted door, especially if the paint job is perfectly executed. Autumn is a good time for many exterior painting projects, especially before the weather turns icy and wet. Since many Autumnal days don’t dip below freezing, it’s a good way to beat the summer heat and give your front door a brand new look, and protect it from the elements of the cold winter to come.

  1. Paint or re-paint your interiors

Toward the end of Autumn as the weather starts to turn, it’s time to think about the last time you painted your interiors. Could your interior do with touch ups, or a fresh new look?  As typically in the winter we spend more time at home, make it look fresh ahead of the party season to come.

  1. Power wash your house

After the heat and humidity of summer and that late Autumn heatwave we had, Autumn is a good time to consider power washing your home. Power washing can make sure that your driveway or home exterior is free of dirt, mould or mildew, and it can give your house a clean glow heading into winter.

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  1. Wood repair

After the dampness of spring and the heat of summer, Autumn tends to be a good time for exterior wood repair on your home’s exterior. This home improvement project doesn’t pack the visual punch of a new door colour, but it can easily save a lot in other damages in years down the line

Simply put anytime wood is damaged or has wet rot or dry rot – it can damage the rest of the home.. so catch it early!

  1. Seal your windows and doors

Check your windows and doors for leaks and reseal where necessary to keep the wind rain and bugs out this winter – London’s already dropped huge temperatures over the past few days – so get ahead of the winter and repair or replace  those windows!

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  1. Paint & repair your home’s exterior

“Winter is Coming”  – Autumn like with your front door, is a great time to paint and protect the exterior of your property ahead of the brutal weather winter can bring.

  1. Prep your fireplace

If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, it’s time to get it ready for the winter months. Bring in a professional to inspect and clean the chimney or flue as needed.

Fireplaces can be extremely dangerous when they’re not properly maintained, and you’ll want to make sure your winter is both warm and safe.

If you’re planning to redecorate or renovate this summer, get in touch with Red Box via phone or email to discuss your project.