The best home renovations to do in the Fall months are indoor ones that can be wrapped up quickly before the Winter weather hits. Here are a few ideas:

Kitchen and bathroom remodels

These are two of the most popular home renovation projects overall, and for good reason. You can add significant value to your home by renovating your kitchen or bathroom. 

When we upgraded this bathroom, it was a full remodel. The 10X8 bathroom was reimagined with new light fixtures, floor and wall tile, and a new shower, vanity, and toilet in new locations. After the fresh paint was dry, the cost of materials, time, and labor was just under 18,000.00 

Basement finishing

Finishing your basement can add extra living space to your home without building a new addition. It can also be a great way to create a dedicated space for hobbies, work, or play.

And no matter the size, a refinished basement can greatly improve the function of your home, adding much-needed space. After discussing in detail with the customer, We took an 880 sq foot basement and turned it into a living edition. We added a full bath and two egress windows for two bedrooms, added a furnace, replaced all doors and trim, and finished the entire space with all new elements. After the fresh paint was dry, this project, with labor, materials, and time, cost about 100,000.

  • Size: 880 SQ Ft 
  • Total cost: $100,000

Attic Conversion

Creating an extra room in your home can be easy with an Attic conversion. While these are relatively common, updating them is an excellent way to give your house a refresh. We took a 400-square-foot attic and did a complete gut and remodel of the existing primary suite. For the bathroom, we rearranged the layout, added new vanity and toilet fixtures, replaced the flooring, added new shower and floor tile, and all new trim and paint. For the bedroom, we removed all wood paneling and hung all new sheetrock, refinished the existing hardwood floors, and added new custom walk-in closet shelving. Once the paint was dry, the total cost was roughly 50,000.00.

Not all jobs in the Fall have to be a huge undertaking. Simple upgrades like the ones below can add value and comfort to your home as the cool settles in. 

  • Interior painting. 

A fresh coat of paint can make a big difference in the look and feel of your home. It’s a relatively inexpensive project that you can do yourself or with the help of a professional.

  • Window and door replacement. 

New windows and doors can improve energy efficiency, reduce noise pollution, and boost curb appeal.

  • Attic insulation. 

Adding insulation to your attic is one of the most cost-effective ways to improve your home’s energy efficiency and reduce heating and cooling bills.

In addition to these indoor projects, there are a few outdoor renovations that can also be done in the Fall, such as:

  • Staining will help protect your patio and deck from the elements and help extend their lifespan.
  • Gutter cleaning and repair. Fall is the right time to clean and repair your gutters to prevent them from clogging during the winter months.
  • Landscaping. Fall is the perfect time to plant trees and shrubs and mulch your garden beds to protect them from the cold weather.

If you’re considering doing any home renovations this Fall, start planning early. Contractors are often busier in the spring and summer months, so it’s essential to get on their schedule early. It would help if you also got multiple estimates from different contractors to ensure that you’re getting the best possible price.

Here are some additional tips for planning and executing your fall home renovation projects:

  • Set a budget and stick to it. It’s important to have a realistic budget in mind before you start any home renovation project. Be sure to factor in the cost of materials, labor, and permits.
  • Create a timeline. Once you have a budget, create a timeline for your project, which will help you to stay on track and avoid delays.
  • Be prepared for unexpected costs. Things don’t always go according to plan when it comes to home renovations. It’s a good idea to have a contingency fund set aside for unexpected costs.
  • Communicate with your contractor. If you’re hiring a contractor, be sure to communicate your expectations. This will help to avoid any misunderstandings or problems down the road.

By following these tips, you can ensure that your Fall home renovation projects are successful and finished in time for Winter.