Re-Projects for Fall!!!
Leaves will soon start to fall here in Richmond, VA… and that can only mean one thing: fall is coming! We’ve got a list of some good home improvement projects for you to consider this fall that might make you a bit more cozy this winter, and a bit more ready for next spring!
When you start seeing your breath during the morning walk out to your car, it’s time to consider changing the mood of the house a bit. Gone are the sweltering hot days of summer, so summer colors should go, too! Adding a bit of warm brown, red, orange and yellow will make your home look like it’s transitioning with the season. Get rid of those summer breeze and ocean spray candles – it’s time for pumpkin and apple spice! Coordinating the interior of your home with the exterior will give you a great sense of season.
Reclaim your sanity, time, Sundays and money this year by spending less time on your gutters. Leaves and other fall detritus can easily clog your gutters – which in the best case scenario, will cause you to miss that game-winning touchdown because you’re 30 feet up on a ladder. We all know what the worst case scenario is. Skip all that this year – install covered gutters that keep the water flowing freely off your house.
Roofs across Richmond took a beating this year, even without (thankfully) any severe tropical storms. Fall is the perfect time for a new roof, as the weather is much calmer and work slows down for contractors around the city. Replacing your roof is especially important if you’ve sustained damage over the course of the last year – a damaged roof can turn into a collapsed roof very quickly under the weight of snow! If you find the repairs are too extensive, or the roof has just gotten too old, consider full Roof Replacement from Lonestar! We would be happy to help, and would love to answer any questions you have.
While the living room and bedroom might be where you rest and relax, the true heart of any home is in the kitchen. Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Eve all take place during the colder seasons. Remodeling your kitchen with new cabinets, tile and counter tops will completely change your cooking experience for the better. When you’ve got friends and family over for a feast, keep them impressed with your remodeled kitchen.
The front door is the most important portal into your sanctuary. Because it is usually the heaviest and most used, it’s important to replace it more often than the rest of your doors. If you’ve noticed that you still have a draft after sealing the house up tight, it’s usually because your front door has become misaligned or damaged – which leads to higher heating and energy costs. Replacing your front door with new, energy efficient options will keep you warm this winter – and it’s a great chance to change the look of your home.
There’s no question that you’ll be spending a lot of time in your house when it’s cold outside. Why not reinvigorate the room with natural light from skylights? Skylights are an excellent option for improving the aesthetic of the room! Additionally, the right skylight can actually lower your heating costs by letting in the light. Lonestar’s Velux skylights look great on any home.
If you’ve got a cold, damp basement, nothing sounds less appealing then hanging out down there in the winter. Why not start the project you’ve always thought about, and finish the basement? Basements are an excellent option for adding a new room, whether it be your personal man cave or a playroom for the kids. Basements are also known to considerably raise the resale value of the home.
Relax and Refresh
Fall is the time to recharge from the summer. Spend time with your friends and family in the warmth of your home. The most important home improvement job you can undertake is keeping yourself and everyone under your roof happy and healthy. Button up, because winter is coming!