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November
8

Before the bustle of the holidays, make sure you finish up these 5 home improvement projects.

The holiday season is fast approaching, and now is the perfect time to get your home in shape before your guests arrive. Taking the time to tackle a few home improvement projects will help you make the most of the season and give you the peace of mind that your home is ready for the winter months. Our real estate agents have 5 home improvement projects that you'll be happy you took care of before Thanksgiving this year.

  • Have Your HVAC System Serviced
    Your furnace likely got a nice break during the warm weather months, and now is the time to make sure it's ready for the winter. The best way to do that? Give your favorite HVAC professional a call, and ask them to service your system. They'll check that everything is working correctly, take care of any maintenance issues, and make sure that your system is running at maximum efficiency. This is also a good time to pick up a few extra filters so that you can change them throughout the winter according to the manufacturer's instructions.

  • Give Kitchen Appliances a CheckupĀ 
    Your kitchen appliances will probably soon be getting a workout with Thanksgiving coming up, so why not make sure that they're ready to handle the heavy workload? Test out all of your appliances to make sure that they're working correctly, including any lesser-used appliances that may only see work during holiday food prep. If anything needs maintenance, an appliance pro can provide a helping hand.

  • Give Your Home a Thorough Cleaning
    Spring cleaning is great and all, but a good fall cleaning can really benefit any home before the holidays arrive. Get your home ready for guests by cleaning it from top to bottom, clearing out clutter, and refreshing your furniture. Pay special attention to any areas that don't always get covered during routine cleaning.

  • Make Sure Doors and Windows Are Properly Sealed
    Drafts from poorly sealed doors and windows can make your home less comfortable during the winter months, make your home less efficient, and increase utility bills. Before Thanksgiving, go through your home to check that all doors and windows are properly insulated. Check that the weather stripping is still in good shape, and replace as needed. If you're still feeling a draft, you may need to re-caulk windows and doors as well to seal them from the elements.

  • Add Shelves and Storage to Make Clutter Disappear
    With the holiday season coming up quickly after Thanksgiving, you will probably be adding a lot of new stuff to your home. So why not take this opportunity to clear out some of the old stuff, and add some storage space to keep your home organized? Floating shelves are easy to install DIY, and can add substantial storage/decorating space. Adding new cabinets will cost more, but is a great way to organize your garage or other storage spaces.

Are you looking for the perfect place to harness your passion for home improvement? Shop for Southport homes for sale with help from our local team. Contact us to buy and sell homes in the Southport, NC area.