As you put the sweltering heat behind you, now is the time to prepare your home for the cold days that lie ahead. Because you’ll be spending more time indoors, you want to make sure your home is both comfortable and visually appealing. Here are some great remodeling projects to work on this fall.
Update the Bathroom
Give your bathroom a complete makeover if it has been some time since you updated it. Replace old fixtures and cabinets with those that are more modern. You can also procure new tile for the floor and walls. If you want to make tub walls easy to clean, have a plumber install a surround. For better organization, you can even have shelving installed.
Turn the Garage Into a Chill Spot
If you want a place to relax and unwind but there is not another room in your home that can serve as your special space, turn your garage into your own chill spot. You can deck it out and add a projection screen, surround sound and some comfortable seating. If you are not interested in the theater theme, you can convert the garage into a reading room. Let your imagination run away with you and make this space whatever you want it to be.
Paint the Exterior of Your Home
Fall is the perfect time of year to apply a fresh coat or two of paint to the exterior of your home because the temperatures are just right. The paint will cure without difficulty. Painting is difficult in the summer because the hot weather will make the paint bubble or blister. If the humidity is high, the paint can even run. Cold weather can also turn a painting job into a major disaster. The particles in latex paints will harden and compromise the integrity of your paint job. It is not recommended to paint using latex paints when temperatures are below 60 degrees, as the paint will not cure properly. Spray paint also does not do well in cold temperatures, as it cracks.
Build a Deck
There is nothing like sitting out on a deck on a sunny day with a cold glass of lemonade or tea. Decks are also excellent for grilling out. If you do not have a deck, fall is a great time to build one because contractors will be more willing to negotiate prices. Spring and summer are the busiest times of year for contractors, and prices will be higher since there is a significant amount of demand for their services. Fall is when work begins to slow down, so labor will be cheaper.
Remodel Your Kitchen
If you want to give your kitchen a face-lift and make it warm and inviting for your guests who will attend winter gatherings, a kitchen remodel will be just right for you. Retire your floor and replace your cabinets and countertops. Change out old plumbing fixtures for new ones that are classier. If you want your kitchen to stand the test of time and never become outdated, choose neutral colors.
If you need help with a home remodeling project in your Yuma, AZ home, contact our team at PHD Plumbing.