As the leaves start to change and the temperature drops, it’s the perfect time to embark on home improvement projects. Whether preparing for the colder months or simply looking to enhance your home’s aesthetic and functionality, the fall season provides many opportunities.
At Lyons and Island TIMBER MART, we’re here to inspire you with fall home improvement ideas that will help you make the most of this season. Here are six of our favourite home improvement ideas for fall:
1. Exterior Painting & Siding
Update your home exterior with a fresh coat of paint or new siding. These outdoor projects are ideal for fall’s moderate temperatures and lower humidity levels. Consider warm, earthy tones to complement the season’s colours. Alternatively, paint your front door bright blue for a small DIY project with big impact that will make those orange pumpkins pop.
2. Eavestrough Maintenance
Consider installing leaf guards to free your gutters of fallen leaves and debris. Take the opportunity to clean and inspect your gutters to ensure proper drainage and help prevent water damage during the rainy season.
3. Landscaping & Lawn Care
Revamp your landscaping by planting fall-friendly flowers and shrubs like mums and ornamental grasses. Aerate your lawn and apply fertilizer to help ensure a lush green lawn come spring. Create a cozy outdoor entertaining area the whole family can enjoy with a fire pit, seating area and string lights.
4. Seal Windows & Exterior Doors
Help prevent drafts and heat loss by sealing gaps around windows and doors. Replace weatherstripping and recaulk where needed to improve energy efficiency and keep your home cozy. If necessary, replace old or damaged windows before the snow arrives.
5. Upgrade Indoor Lighting
As the days get shorter, improve your home’s interior lighting. Swap out old incandescent bulbs for energy-efficient LED or smart bulbs. Consider adding stylish and functional lighting fixtures to enhance your home’s ambiance. Talk to our team about the special order lighting options available.
6. Organize & Upgrade the Garage
With winter approaching, organize your garage now. Install DIY garage shelving, hooks, and storage bins to maximize space and allow easy access to winter essentials. Ensure your garage is well insulated and the garage door operates correctly. Address any issues before the cold weather sets in.
Fall is a wonderful time to embark on home improvement projects to enhance your living space and prepare your home for the upcoming winter season. Whether you’re focusing on your home exterior, interior, or outdoor areas, we’re here to provide the tools, materials, and expert advice you need to tackle these fall projects successfully.