With the little ones back to school and the summer holiday suitcases packed away, it’s time to shift our attentions to everything autumnal! It’s time for hot chocolate, crisp orange leaves and the fluffy onesie you’ve been dying to dig back out.
However, it’s also time to get your home ready for the season change. That’s why we’ve come up with some useful Autumn DIY tips to give you a helping hand.
Gut out those gutters
Outdoor maintenance is vital at this time of year. With Autumn, comes a sea of fallen leaves to block up your drain pipes and cause all kinds of issues. Cleaning out your gutters and drains with a hose regularly, will stop any possible build-ups and make for a smoother season.
Keep out the cold
Us Brits aren’t strangers to a bit of miserable weather, but even we sometimes forget how cold our homes can get over the Autumn and Winter time. It’s great to use the Autumn months to prepare your home for the upcoming Winter chill with efficient insulation. Professional home insulation, draft excluders and expanding foam tape for windows and doors, are also effective ways to keep the cold out and the cosy in.
Create extra space
Autumn means that Christmas isn’t that far away (sorry!), and with Christmas comes clutter! We’re talking decorations, extra chairs for the dining table, presents and all those summer clothes you no longer need in your wardrobe. That’s why boarding your loft could be a great way to create that all-important extra space. Out of sight, out of mind!
Cosy-up your home
Once the practical jobs are taken care of, the fun can begin. Who doesn’t love their home to feel cosy over the Autumn months? Get the fire on, add a few candles and grab a blanket for the sofa, and if you’re really feeling the season, add autumnal colours to the home with new cushions, a rug or even a burnt orange feature wall.
We hope our handy Autumn DIY tips have inspired you to snuggle up on the sofa with a hot chocolate and a blanket (once the gutters are clear, of course!)
If you find them useful or have any others to share with us, tweet us at @ventureprop.