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Top 10 Fall Home Decor Hacks of 2021

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It’s finally autumn, and with the changing of the seasons comes not only the warm delight of a pumpkin-spice latte but also a chance to try out some new seasonal home decor. If you’re looking to decorate your home on a budget, we have some excellent fall home decor hacks for you to try!


Make-Over Your Fireplace

Show your fireplace some love this season by sprucing up your mantel with fall foliage or some autumn-colored beads. You might also add some pumpkins in different shapes and sizes. Finally, don’t forget to add some firewood to your fireplace to give it a taste of the outdoors.



Chic Fall-Inspired Centerpieces For Your Dining Table

Love having flowers for your table? Try hollowing out a pumpkin and adding in a large tin can. You can use this as a vase for your flowers, making for a lovely fall centerpiece!

Find an old wooden box or crate and add some faux pumpkins and other sprigs of fall foliage and a few candles. It makes for a stylish and cozy fall centerpiece for your dining room table or even the coffee table in the living room when guests are over.

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Dollar Store Foliage

Believe it or not, you can find some excellent fall decor materials at your local dollar store. You don’t have to go to a big craft store to find sprigs of fall leaves, berries, and floral picks. Instead, use them to make an autumn wreath for your door or to decorate the pumpkins on your doorstep.

Decorate Your Front Door

Your door is the first thing your guests will notice, so you want to make sure it’s decorated for the season. A fall wreath, some porch pumpkins, or some leaf garlands will help set the tone for your home when guests arrive.

Bring Out Your Copper Collection

Use copper pans and fall harvest vegetables for some stunning fall decoration ideas for your kitchen! Arrange them in the space above your cabinets for an easy fall transformation.

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Preserve Your Pumkins

You can preserve your pumpkins in a bath of bleach and water. This will make them last longer since it inhibits bacterial growth so that you can display your real pumpkins for longer throughout the season.

Another hack for more miniature pumpkins is to preserve them in vaseline. Finally, avoid carving your pumpkins too early in the season, and opt for paint and glued decorations instead.

Create A Snack Bar Station

Speaking of your fireplace, it’s a great place to make s’mores! Set up a tray with marshmallows, mini wrapped chocolate bars, and graham crackers in mason jars with a few sets of sticks for a sweet snack station. No fireplace, no problem: you can make these on the stove, too.

Use Cozy Blankets in New Ways

We love using comfy blankets when the cool chill of fall rolls in, but did you know you can also use blankets for your decor? Adding them to your s’mores station or using them as a base for your pumpkin display adds a comforting layer to your decor.

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Make Your Fall Home Decor Dreams Come True

We hope you’ve enjoyed these fall home decor hacks! Want some more tips on home decorations for fall? Contact us today, and we can help make your dream home a reality. 

Old House Maintenance: The Complete Guide for Homeowners

Old House Maintenance: The Complete Guide for Homeowners

Homes are growing gray. The median age for an American home is 37 years. That means that roughly half of America’s homes were built before 1980. 

The odds are that you will live in an old home. This means that you must learn about old home maintenance. It’s easier than you think. 

What should you do regularly to maintain your home? What should be your primary focus to keep yourself comfortable? What are some threats to your property? 

Answer these questions, and you can keep your home as young as possible for years to come. Here is your quick guide. 

Draft a Seasonal Maintenance Schedule 

It would help if you did different things to stay comfortable in each season. In the middle of each season, write a house maintenance checklist of what you need to do to prepare for the next season. 

You should arrange for a tune-up on your cooling system in the middle of the spring. If you wait until June, you may struggle to find a timely appointment. It would help if you similarly asked for help for your windows in the middle of the fall so you can trap heat inside your house for the winter. 

Do not forget your roof in your regular home maintenance. Home insurance organizations paid out $13 billion for water damage in 2017. 

A primary reason for water damage is a leaking roof. First, check that all holes are filled in and add additional supports, so your roof doesn’t collapse. 

Focus On Heating and Cooling 

Many old homes struggle with keeping a comfortable temperature. This is often because the heating and cooling system is not working. 

But there are many fixes you can make to help keep things comfortable. You should add weather stripping to your doors and windows. You should put insulation into your attic, where most heat escapes an old house. 

Try to avoid stressing your HVAC unit too much. It can be hard to find a replacement, especially for an older house. If you need to warm yourself by a few degrees, put on an extra layer. 

Watch Out for Pests

One of the main differences between old and new construction homes is building materials. Old homes contain a lot of wood, which can attract different pests. For example, termites like to eat wood, while beetles like to build nests inside of wood. 

Pests require indoor and outdoor maintenance. First, inspect the soil against the foundation and walls of your house. If you notice tunnels, you may have problems burrowing into your home. 

It would help if you looked through your basement for any signs of pests. For example, you may notice them moving on your floor or building a nest. You should then call an extermination company to remove them.  

The Essentials of Old House Maintenance

Old house maintenance involves a few regular chores. You should adjust to the changing seasons and plan out steps in advance. But you must always protect your roof. 

You can focus on your heating and cooling system. Try to take some small steps to preserve it, like wearing extra layers. 

Be mindful of pests that feed on wood. They may burrow into your basement, so visit it with a good flashlight every once in a while. 

Turn to someone who knows about old homes. Market Source Real Estate serves the Salt Lake City area. Contact us today.