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Your home is where you do lots of things. You read, cook meals, interact with your family, take naps, host parties and just relax. You want a home that allows you to do everything you want easily. For that reason, many people turn to home improvement projects. Improving your home is the ideal way to make it more functional. A home improvement project may consist of adding a deck, painting the exterior, updating the kitchen or simply installing new faucets in the bathroom. When thinking about home improvement projects, many people find fall is the ideal time to get their home in great shape.

Great Weather

As summer turns to autumn, the days get cooler. Crisp fall days replace humid days and sultry nights. The mild temperatures and pleasantly cool days are the ideal time to be outside. This is the perfect time to repair your leaking roof, install outdoor railings and and clean out the gutters. Unlike winter when your work may be interrupted by snow, precipitation tends to be mild during this time of year. You don’t have to worry about getting dehydrated or sunburned when you’re outside on pleasant October afternoon. You can also complete jobs such as refinishing your floors or painting knowing you can leave the windows open. The lack of humidity helps things dry more quickly.

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Preparing for the Holidays

Holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas are when people love having family and friends over. You want your house to be inviting and welcome people inside. Fall is the perfect time to expand your kitchen so you can make sumptuous meals for your cousins. Fall is also the perfect time to update a guest bedroom to help welcome out-of-state travelers. Redoing your front porch makes it easy to decorate outdoors for the holidays. Your Christmas lights look wonderful against a new front door.

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Getting Ready For the Cold

Winter storms can be tough on your home. A long blizzard can damage your driveway by eating into the asphalt. Prolonged periods of wind can pull shingles of your roof and cause leaks. Fall makes the perfect time to prepare for winter. Now is the time to get a close look at all areas of your home. You may see problems that need immediate attention. It’s also a good time of the year to make sure your home has all necessary insulation so it remains warm inside. Effective insulation can help lower your utility bills and help you save money.

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Sim Fern is the founder of Upbeat Designs, a Brooklyn-based provider of custom furniture, upholstery, and millwork services for luxury residential and commercial spaces. Sim has always had a passion for furniture, as he’s been working in the business since he was a teenager. What started out as a side job turned into a career for Sim — he’s now transitioned from small projects for homeowners to a wide range of clientele with Upbeat Designs. You can connect with Sim Fern online.