Travel arrangements are being made and you discover you are now hosting a large Thanksgiving dinner as well as a number of guests for the holiday weekend. As you walk through your home, you notice things aren’t looking as fresh as they once did. Not to worry, you still have a couple of weeks until Thanksgiving!
Since November in California has some warm days, the following are good house projects to give your home a fresh new look.
- Fall Landscape Care
As the rainy season approaches, prep your lawn for the change in weather, as well as clean-up/replace any overgrown or dying plants to revive the entrance to your home.
- Repair/Replace Major Appliances
With all the cooking ahead and overload of dirty dishes, now is the perfect time to repair or replace that appliance that you’ve been tolerating for some time. This could include anything from looking at your oven and dishwasher’s efficiency, to getting a larger coffee maker and sharpening knives.
- Seal Gaps and Add Insulation
Keep your home comfortable without feeling a chilly draft by getting a home energy audit, which reviews things like your home’s caulking and weather stripping around doors and windows, as well as , looking inside your attic at the insulation.
- Power-Wash House
If your house feels a little dingy on the outside and time is limited to schedule painters, a power-wash may be the trick. This type of wash typically brightens and crispens the look of any home by releasing/cleaning dirt and dust caught up in the exterior siding and surrounding materials.
- Fireplace Repair
A lit fireplace is the perfect centerpiece during dinner, game night or just a cup of tea and conversation. Getting it cleaned yearly as well as repairing any issues is good practice.
- Tune-up Furnace
As the cooler months approach, it’s a great idea to have your furnace inspected and tuned-up so it runs efficiently to keep your heating costs down. Or you can do it yourself!
- Clean and Repair Gutters
- Clean carpets
Steam cleaning carpets/floors is the perfect way to freshen up any room by releasing dirt, pet hair and odors caught in your floor covering. You’ll be amazed of the difference in color alone!
- Fresh linens and pillows
Cleaning outer bed linens, as well as investing in new sheets, holiday decorative pillows and throws can get everyone in the holiday mood as well as brighten up any room.