As the warm summer days start to feel like a thing of the past and the leaves begin to change, now is a great time to prepare your home for the darker and damper months ahead. From draft-proofing your windows and doors to decluttering your sitting room to give you space to relax during those long nights in, here are four home improvement projects that are perfect for September and October.
Make an entrance and repaint your front door
Your front door is the first thing you see when you get home everyday and the first impression friends and relatives get of your house when they come to visit – but too many of us ignore the entrance to our homes. No matter how well-made your door, after a few years of being exposed to the elements it will have started to look tired with cracked, peeling paintwork and a quick clean and repainting will make a huge difference.
Whether you want to keep the same colour and renew the door’s looks, or you want to try something new, the autumn is the perfect time to refresh the paint on your font door. And for the price, whether you do the job yourself or call a local handyman to repaint the door for you, it offers one of the best ‘bang-for-buck’ improvements to the look and feel of any home.
Stay warm and draftproof your windows and doors
With energy prices expected to soar this year, there has never been a better time to insulate and draftproof your home to save money on energy bills and do your bit to reduce carbon emissions.
Any type of gap or opening in your windows or doors could be letting in cold air and allowing warm air to escape. So before the winter freeze sets in now is the time to get in touch with London’s most reliable handymen to draft-proof your home and seal the unwanted gaps in your windows, doors, letterboxes, chimneys, and skirting boards, and fill in any cracks in your walls to keep your home warm and cosy.
Make your bathroom sparkle by regrouting your tiles
We all love a long relaxing bath, especially as the weather outside turns a little grey and cold, but nothing spoils that enjoyment more than spotting blackened, moulding grout around your tiles.
It’s always a good idea to keep the bathroom clean and the grouting regularly treated with mould spray. But even with a strict cleaning regimen, eventually the warm, damp conditions will mean that the tiling will need regrouting and the bath and shower tray will need resealing.
Regrouting is a time-consuming task and if you are resealing your bath or shower tray as well, then your best option will be to bring in a reliable local handyman in to make sure all the work is performed to the highest standard.
Destress and declutter your home
We all spend a lot more time outside during the summer months and that can mean that we have focused more on our gardens than our indoor spaces, leaving items to pile up in our kitchens, sitting rooms, and bedrooms, making the house overfilled and cluttered.
So, as you put away your summer clothes and dig your cold weather gear our of the cupboards this autumn, it may be worth spending a little time also decluttering your home. Clutter is known to be a stressor and by re-organising and decluttering your living space you will not only feel more calm but may also find our that you had more space in your house than you had previously thought.
If you need any help preparing your home for the colder months, or would appreciate a house MOT to make sure your property is in the best shape it can be then call London’s favourite handymen on 0208 244 5070 or book online today.