‘tis the season for warmth, family togetherness… and DIYs! While the benefits of do it yourself—or DIY—projects are by no means confined to the fall and holiday season, now happens to be a fantastic time to tackle maintenance, small renovation projects, and just about anything you need or want done around the house.
Here are our top five reasons why we love a good fall DIY project:
The time factor
Of course, the time factor is always a big consideration when you take on any DIY project— “how long will this take?” is one of the most common questions we hear. But people also want to know if their garden project, light fixture, deck renovation, etc. will be ready in time for family enjoyment, or dinner parties with friends. That’s why now is the best time to start your DIY project. With the holiday season right around the corner, you will be able to have everything done just in time.
Another big benefit of fall DIYs: outdoor projects will be done in time for spring! So many homeowners wait until the weather warms up to renovate their pool, screen or outdoor landscape—by tackling these jobs now, you will be ahead of the game and ready for action.
Accessible labor and materials
If you do find that you need additional materials—or even help with labor—during your fall project, you don’t have to deal with the same demand problems you see in the spring and summer. Not as many people are working on their homes in the fall and winter months, so project supplies and services will be more accessible (and possibly even less expensive!).
Fantastic Florida weather
There’s nothing quite like a cool, sunny fall day here in Florida. We need projects and home maintenance done throughout the year, but getting to work outdoors when it’s this nice out is a real treat… it can even make those projects you don’t feel like doing a little more enjoyable.
Are you looking to start a DIY project this fall… but know what to do? One great aspect of fall DIY projects is that they can make for excellent homemade gifts. Whether you make homemade candles, a bag of potpourri, ornaments or just about anything for the home, you and everyone you gift it to will be sure to enjoy it all season long.
We can’t forget to mention one of the biggest perks of a fall DIY—getting the family involved! Since family time can be such a rare commodity these days, we know that you’re always looking for ways to spend time with your loved ones. Rounding everybody up for a fun project is one of the best ways to spend time together this fall. Not only will you be completing necessary work around the house, you will be doing it with family at your side. Afterward, of course, it’s always nice to kick back and relax—and maybe enjoy some hot cocoa!