Thursday, September 8, 2016

How to Prepare Your Lexington, MA Home For Fall

Fall preparation for your Lexington, MA home
Now that Labor Day weekend is over and the kids are back in school, many Lexington homeowners consider this the end of summer, though that’s officially later this month. Are you one of those Lexington residents ready for apple cider, pumpkin pie, fall color and cooler temperatures?

If you are, as your Lexington real estate agent, I’d like to share a few ways that you can prepare your Lexington home for fall from a maintenance perspective, and how you can incorporate the spirit of the season into your home décor! Whether you’re staging your home to sell this fall, or you’d just like to spice up your surroundings, these are simple, yet cozy ways to do so in your Lexington home.

1.  Display fall features inside and outside. When you think fall, images of pumpkins, gourds, apples and fall leaves probably come to mind! Incorporate these into your home décor. Flank your front porch with a display of pumpkins or mums, or line your driveway with pumpkins on each side. Create a centerpiece on your kitchen table with smaller pumpkins and gourds, or a bowl of fresh apples and cinnamon sticks. Hang a wreath on your front door made of fall leaves.

2.  Make your home feel cozier. Since temperatures start dropping in the fall, you’ll want your Lexington home to feel warmer and cozier. Replace your summer drapes with drapes made of thicker material. Add throw pillows and a throw blanket to your couch. Put down throw rugs on your hardwood floors. Drape a fall-colored tapestry over your fireplace mantel. Add a heavier blanket and pillows to your beds. Replace light bulbs for brighter light during longer dark hours.

3.  Complete fall home-maintenance tasks. Before the temperatures really drop, this is a great time to do home maintenance around your house. Power wash the exterior and repaint if necessary. Clean out the gutters. Give your roof a look to see if any repairs are needed. Give your lawn one last mowing. Inside, caulk and apply weather-stripping around windows and doors. Clean out the fireplace and chimney. Clean out the heating vents and replace filters if needed.

Take some time in the next few weeks to prepare your house for winter and to redecorate in a way that will make you feel happy to stay at home on a cold night. 

If you’re ready to sell your Lexington home, or you’re ready to buy a Lexington home, contact me! Now is as good a time as any to work toward your Lexington real estate market goals. As a Lexington real estate agent, I am here and ready to help you make that happen!  

Theresa D'Antuono

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