Fall has officially hit Nashville and there is a chill in the air! We are excited for cozy sweaters, apple cider, and pumpkin picking. It’s also the perfect time to start those home improvement projects. With the humidity and soaring temperatures behind us, you can tackle that outdoor project while enjoying the crisp autumn temps. Then when you are finished, treat yourself to that pumpkin spice latte.
Not sure which projects on your list will be the biggest bang for your buck? Here’s our recommendations:
1. Front Door Paint
A simple touchup but painting your front door can freshen up the look of your home and make it look the best on the block. Fall is the perfect time of year for this task. Exterior paint dries best when the temperatures are at least 50 degrees but not below 40 degrees. Pick a cool afternoon and freshen up your home in no time.
2. Garage Organization
Hanging out in the garage on a hot summer afternoon is not a treat for anyone. So take advantage of the autumn weather and clean out your garage. You can use the walls and even the space above the garage door to install shelving and get everything off the floor. Wall hooks work great for hanging bikes and other large items. Shelving will give you a place to store the Halloween decorations.
3. Plant a Tree and Prep the Garden
If you are looking forward to colorful flowers in the Spring then plant your bulbs in the Fall. In the south, the best time to plant blooming bulbs is mid-October to early November. The same can be applied to trees. The cooler temperatures and additional moisture allow the tree to take root before the hot summer weather. If you are worried about a cold snap, you can wrap a blanket or a piece of burlap over the tree for protection.
What plans do you have this fall? If purchasing a new home is one, we can help! Come visit a Welcome Home Center today and see all the beautiful new homes in Nashville that are ready when you are!