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Transition Your Home from Summer to Fall

The Fall season has arrived and even though it might still be 90° in Florida, we are ready to transition our home to all things pumpkins, plaid, and cozy inside and out. 


Creating a Cozy Environment Inside

As you start transitioning your home from Summer to Fall, start by bringing out the candles, throw blankets, and incorporating fall colors into your home decor. Fall is all about creating a cozy and comforting environment and below we have tips to transform your living space into all things Fall. 

 

  • Candles: The first thing I think about when thinking about what makes Fall so special is the scents. Scents like pumpkin, apple, cider, and cinnamon when entering your home will instantly transform your home into the Fall season.
  • Comforting fabrics and plaid: A timeless fabric when transitioning into fall is plaid. Plaid can be incorporated in pillows, throw blankets, or carpets and it will never go out of style. Layer plaid pillows with fuzzy throw blankets on the couch to add interest and make sure to stick to neutral colors to keep the room soft and welcoming.  
  • Soft lighting: Create a comforting ambiance with soft lighting throughout the house. Bring out all the candles and dim the lights in the evening for a soft glow. 

 

Create an Inviting Porch

  There are many options when decorating your porch that won’t break the bank and will make your home feel like Fall is in the air all season long.  

 

  • Fall wreath: If you want to keep the front porch simple, but still welcoming add a wreath to the front door. Using natural items such as acorns, mini pumpkins, leaves, and dried flowers in your wreath will instantly bring the Fall season into your home.
  • Pumpkins: Fall screams pumpkin EVERYTHING! Visit your local grocery store or make an afternoon visit to the pumpkin patch to stack around the front door. It’s important to remember that in the Florida heat, you should try to keep your pumpkins in the shade to delay the rotting process.
  • Fall-colored flowers: Mums in red, orange, and yellow are the best flowers for the Fall season. Mums and other fall-colored flowers look great in a basket by the front door or planted along the front walkway. You can find mums at your local hardware store starting at only $15.
  • Front door mat: Layering your front door mat with a plaid underlay will instantly transition your porch into the Fall season. There are many different options you can choose from, and you can find a front porch mat for around only $10.

 

 

Turn Your House into a Smart Home

In recent years, turning your house into a smart home has been one of the top trends. Devices like the Amazon Alexa, Google Home, and the Ring Video Doorbell have made their way into most homes in America and changed the way we live our everyday lives. 69% of homes in America have at least one of these smart devices and below we will discuss some of the most popular technology and how they have transformed our homes. 

 


Smart Home Device

“Alexa set a timer for 25 minutes”. In the last ten years, Amazon’s Alexa has changed the world of smart home devices. Companies like Google, Apple, and Bose have created their own version of a smart home device and you can find this technology is almost every home in America. This technology has the ability to play music, set alarms and reminders, and you can connect devices like the thermostat, lights, and even your oven to the smart devices.

 

 

Smart Lighting

One of the easiest additions to make your house a smart home is install smart light bulbs. Smart lighting is connected to your phone and/or smart home device and you can set your lights on a timer, turn lights on/off with voice commands, and change the colors of any room to match your mood. Smart light bulbs have shown to increase energy savings by 35% because all smart bulbs are LED. They have also decreased burglaries for families out of town because you can control the lights in your home through your phone and you can set a timer or turn lights on through the app. With smart bulbs you can create any ambience by asking the smart device to change the color lights with voice command or through the smart bulbs app.

Smart Thermostat

If you are looking to decrease your energy bill throughout the summer season, start looking at investing in a smart thermostat. Brands like Google (Nest), Amazon, and Apple have created smart thermostats to control the temperature of your home with an easy touch. These devices can be placed on a schedule to cool down when you are home from work and rise while you are not home. Smart thermostats are connected to your Wi-Fi, smart phone, or smart home device to create easy access to control your homes temperature. Smart thermostats are known to save you over $200 each year on your electricity.  

 

 

Smart Home Security Devices

Smart devices like motion sensors, doorbell cameras, and surrounding cameras allow homeowners the peace of mind that they are protected from intruders. Smart home security devices including doorbell cameras have helped deter criminals and increase your homes protection. These devices can trigger front porch lights to turn on when motion is detected. Not only do smart home security devices protect you from intruders, but they can trigger lights to turn on when the fire alarm goes off and help guide you and your family to safety in the middle of the night.

 

FHIA Grows from #13 to #3 in Remodeling Magazine’s “Remodeling 550” List

Florida Home Improvement Associates, commonly known as FHIA, is Florida’s largest interior and exterior remodeling company. FHIA was founded in 2006 on the philosophy of providing customers with the best-in-class product offerings, professionally trained and insured installation, exceptional warranties, and dedicated customer service.

This quality of work and distinct commitment to customer satisfaction allowed FHIA to quickly become the leader in impact windows #1 in Florida according to Remodeling Magazine. FHIA started showing up on the “Remodeling 550” List in 2015 after completing over 3,000 jobs. Since then, FHIA has made it to #3 on the “Remodeling 550” List in the Remodeling Magazine. FHIA landed #11 in 2016, #10 in 2017, and #4 in 2018 and 2019.

As of 2021, FHIA has completed over 50,000 custom home remodeling projects for Florida homeowners while helping customers to beautify their property, protect their loved ones, and boost their home’s energy efficiency. Over the past 5 years, FHIA has expanded to open offices in Orlando, Tampa, Sarasota, Fort. Myers, and Jacksonville.

 

5 Budget Friendly Home Renovation Tips

Are you tired of staring at the same walls inside your home? Does your home decor not match your style anymore? Is your home ready for a facelift? If you are prepared to take on a home renovation, but don’t feel like breaking the bank, check out these five home renovation tips on a budget. 

 


1.  Apply a Fresh Coat of Paint

Nothing makes a room feel brand new like a fresh coat of paint. New paint on the walls can increase property value and liven up a space. Check out our Popular Color Trends blog post to see the most popular colors of 2021 for any room of the house.

2.  Replace the Closet Doors for a More Modern Look

Are your closet doors the same as the ones that came original to the house? If so, it is time for an upgrade. There are many options to choose from including a barn door, frosted glass doors, mirror closet doors, or stick to the classic white bifold doors. This renovation can be as little as $70. 

3.  Add Interest to the Walls or Ceilings

One of the most popular 2020/2021 home renovation trends is adding interest to the walls or ceiling. Adding either Wainscoting or Beadboard to the walls can create contrast and is easy to install. There are hundreds of designs on Pinterest to choose from and this home renovation can cost under $100.

 

 

4.  Replace Your Old Throw Pillows

An inexpensive way to spruce up the living room is to start with the couch throw pillows. Adding new throw pillows to the living room can add a pop of color and bring your style into the space. Check out stores like Target, Home Goods, and TJ Maxx to find throw pillows that’ll match any style at a great price!

5.  Install New Hardware in the Guest Bathroom  

Updating your bathroom fixtures will improve the aesthetic of the space, save water and money, and increase your home’s value. There are plenty of options that cost under $50 and can completely change the look of the space. New hardware can also improve efficiency and reduce water usage. Reducing water usage will eventually lower your monthly water bill.  

 

FHIA is Proud to Receive CertainTeed Governor’s Award

FHIA is thrilled to announce that we have been chosen to receive CertainTeed’s Governor’s Award for our diligent work and dedication to excellence. As one 66 roofing companies to receive this award, FHIA takes great pride in this accomplishment. To be eligible to receive this award, the best roofing companies must meet certain requirements and criteria.

 

  • Winners must hold a CertainTeed roofing credential for more than 5 years
  • Winners must earn a Customer TrackRecord Award
  • Winners must be #1 in SureStart Plus jobs in their state

FHIA’s dedication to quality and consistency has allowed us to help our staff grow and stay committed to their efforts. We recognize our employees for their hard work and providing premiere service to our customers each day. Every year, thousands of roofing companies apply for this award and FHIA is proud to carry this title and we thank CertainTeed for their continued support. 

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