Now that we’re in the home stretch of the summer season, you may be considering completing some home renovations in the fall. Many people prefer to hold off on renovations until the cooler weather so they can enjoy summer to the fullest extent. If that’s the case, now is the time to start planning what home improvement projects you will be investing in this year. Here are five ideas that always add value to a property when done right, and are perfect for the autumn season!

Finish your basement

During the summer months, we spend lots of time outside enjoying the sunshine and warm weather activities. There is less of a need for tons of home space, because often, we are outdoors whenever we can be. However, as the fall rolls around and temperatures drop, homeowners will start staying inside. This is when things can start to feel cramped, and you might be wishing you had some more room to spread out. A finished basement adds a whole new floor to your home that you can enjoy. It’s almost like a home extension when you are able to bring life to your basement and turn it into a liveable space. Plus, if you have any plans for selling, finished basements are a nice selling point for many buyers.

Repaint the interior

A new coat of paint is an instant facelift for a home. Over time, our walls get scuffed, dented, and scratched, and eventually they start looking a little worse for wear. Thankfully, repainting is a fairly simple and quick project that makes a big impact on your home’s appearance. You can just touch up some of the most high-traffic areas, or you might want to go all the way and repaint every room. Depending on your skill level, this might be a renovation you choose to take on yourself. However, if you are not super confident, it’s best to let a professional take over! 

Complete a small kitchen makeover

One of the best home renovations will always be a minor kitchen remodel. As the central area in the home, the kitchen always draws the eye. Since we spend so much time in our kitchens, they may as well look nice and fresh too. You don’t need to completely tear apart your kitchen to give it a boost. Adding a backsplash, replacing the cabinets, or updating the countertop are all easy ways to change the look of your kitchen area. An updated kitchen is also a great feature to boast if you plan to sell your home. Selecting the right improvements will help you get a high return on your investment once you put your home on the market.

Touch up your curb appeal

As the weather starts to cool, outdoor home renovations are more appealing as the risk of heat stroke dies down. Focusing on curb appeal is a smart way to go about improving your home’s exterior. There are several ways you can do this, too! Repaving your driveway, replacing your garage door, repainting the exterior, and fixing your roof are all great ways to spruce up your home on the outside. Curb appeal is an essential part of selling your home, since the outside is the first part of the property people will notice. If you hope to sell, you will need to draw buyers in, and that begins when they look at your home from the curb for the first time. 

Fix your flooring

Finally, redoing your flooring is one of the top home renovations year-round. If you are living with ancient carpeting or scratched up hardwood, it might be time to rip it up and replace it with something new. Your flooring helps set the tone for the rest of your home, and there are several options out there for materials you can use. Laminate and hardwood flooring are very popular, but you can also opt for fresh carpeting if you want a softer feel. Flooring experiences a lot of wear and tear over time, so odds are you will need to replace it at some point as a homeowner. This might be a project to consider for the upcoming season!

You have endless possibilities when it comes to home renovations. The key is to select the projects that will add the most value to your home, whether you plan to sell or not. Increasing your home’s value is an essential element of selling, but you should also enjoy your home for yourself! Take some time to think about your home’s needs so you can choose the projects that will suit you best.

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