With the morning air holding a crispness and the leaves turning gorgeous autumnal shades, there is no better time to ring in the fall season than in a custom Harcrest home! From decorating for the upcoming holidays to prepping for the dropping temperatures, the Harcrest Homes team gathered valuable tips to prep your custom Harcrest home for the fall season.
Keep Your Home Warm
To ensure that your home is accurately prepared for the briskness of autumn, start with a meticulous inspection of your heating system! Schedule a professional to examine the unit’s efficiency and replace filters, if needed, to guarantee clean air circulates throughout your living space. In addition, it is essential to inspect doors and windows for gaps or drafts that may let in chilly air. With caulk or weather-stripping, seal these areas to keep your home warm and energy efficient.
Clean the Gutters
While the falling leaves are a gorgeous touch to the autumn season, they tend to clog gutters and downspouts, potentially leading to water damage. To ensure proper drainage, clear out gutters to prevent any possible issues as the rainy season approaches. Fall is also the perfect time to have your fireplace professionally cleaned and inspected to confirm its safety.
Update Home Exterior & Landscaping
Enhance your home’s curb appeal while preventing potential hazards during autumn storms by trimming any overhanging branches or bushes. Additionally, examine your roof for loose or damaged shingles that may lead to potential leaks, and ensure a warm, secure home during the fall season by addressing any other maintenance tasks.
Decorate Accordingly for the Cozy Season
Incorporate a sense of warmth throughout the home with thoughtfully selected accents such as blankets, pillows and rugs. Transition from summer to fall by swapping out lightweight curtains for heavier drapes to add an elegant touch and help protect the interior against the cold. If you have a fireplace, let it be the focal point of intimate gatherings, allowing it to enhance the overall coziness and warmth of the space.
Use Autumn Scents
Using welcoming scents such as pumpkin spice, cinnamon, cardamom, nutmeg and apple cider brings the essence of fall indoors. To achieve this aromatic embrace, incorporate candles or essential oil diffusers throughout the home. Another way to encapsulate the feeling of autumn within your home is to infuse natural elements, including acorns, pinecones and potpourri. Bring in the bounty of the fall harvest by creating meals with seasonal items like squash, pumpkins and apples to boost the inviting ambiance with the alluring aromas of baking!
Continue the Warmth
Provide warmth beyond your interiors with fire pits, plush seating and outdoor heaters to enjoy outdoor living spaces in the cooler months. Utilize hay bales, pumpkins and seasonal wreaths to embellish your exterior and extend an inviting welcome to guests during special gatherings. Elevate your garden with fall-blooming flowers like pansies, aster and chrysanthemums.
Are you ready to prep your home for fall just in time for the new season? Contact Harcrest Homes today at 678-828-7151 or online.