The dog days of summer are coming to an end. Before you know it, everyone will be drinking pumpkin spice lattes again, and you’ll see jack-o-lanterns on everyone’s porch.
With summer coming to a close, it’s time to finish up those home improvement projects and repairs. You may have been putting off some of the work, but it’s better to do those projects now before it gets too cold. But why not save a little money at the same time? Here are the top home improvement deals for this week — and find out how pressure washing services can get your home ready for fall.
You’d be surprised how much of a difference a new door can make on your home. Some doors blend just a little too well with the siding or paint colors of the home, but with something that stands out a little more, your home can feel brighter and more welcoming.
Now through Labor Day, Lowe’s has a sale on custom doors and windows, which means you can get exactly what you want for your home and still save a little bit of money. If you have older windows in your home that need to be replaced or you want to upgrade the other doors and windows around your home, then this sale will come in handy.
What’s great about a sale like this is that some of the higher quality pieces are on sale, which means you can get a product that’s going to last longer and still look great. For example, check out these French patio doors, now 15% off. They’re made of steel, which means they resist rust, corrosion and water penetration — very important for Houston — and the design gives that French-door look without going over the top on design. You can also order the door in a number of finished from red to a chocolate brown, so you don’t have to limit your design.
A sale like this is also a good opportunity to replace windows in your home, especially if they’re older. Older windows do very little to protect you from the elements. They won’t keep your cool air in, and they’ll let all the warm air inside. They’ll even let insects and other pests find their way into your home. Right now, Lowe’s has a number of simply-styled windows that will look great in any type of home. They can be configured to fit your walls, and Lowe’s will even help you install them, though that will be an additional charge.
Headquartered in Virginia, Bassett Furniture made its products in the U.S. and sold them to showrooms all over the country. Much of that has changed, and now Bassett Furniture operates its own stores and sells directly to consumers, including some in Houston.
Right now, Bassett Furniture is having a clearance sale on furniture, and that includes casegoods, which means you can get some important pieces for your home at a much lower price.
Now Bassett is known for its traditional style, but the pieces on sale are more transitional — not quite modern, but not quite traditional either. The pieces can blend from one style to another, which means that you won’t be stuck with one style forever. If you decide to redecorate next year, your pieces will just need some new decor.
Many of the nightstands and dressers on clearance are curvey, adding interest to the design. The finishes vary from bright white to a darker gray, and you can find lighter and darker wood finishes to fit your needs.
Bassett also has cribs and changing tables on sale, so if you’re expecting, this is a good sale to check out to save money on essential furniture.
A favorite among home design enthusiasts, Restoration Hardware has become a favorite among design enthusiasts. Its designs feel modern, but have some elements of classic traditional design to them.
Though Restoration Hardware sells high-end furniture, there’s still room for a deal. Right now, the store is offering clearance prices on nearly all furniture categories from sofas to lighting, so if you’ve had your eye on a Restoration Hardware original, now is the time to check if it’s on sale.
For a luxurious upgrade to your bedroom, check out the Martens canopy bed. Made from solid oak, this four-poster bed has a weathered aged brown oak finish and looks beautiful when placed in a bedroom with high ceilings. Pair it with one of Restoration Hardware’s chandeliers like the Glacee chandelier, and suddenly, your bedroom becomes the most luxurious spot in your home.
A little bit mid-century, a little farmhouse and a little minimalist: Pottery Barn can satisfy so many different types of style. Right now, the store is offering up to 40% off nearly everything in the store, so if you’ve had your eye on anything, now is a good time to shop.
Some stores exclude many of their products when offering these big sales, but Pottery Barn’s sale covers just about every inch of the home. Those deepest discounts, between 30% and 40%, include furniture, bedding, lighting and decor. Couches and sectionals are on sale as are large-scale mirrors and casegoods. Bedding and curtains are also marked down, which can save you a lot of money if you need to give your windows a bit of TLC.
Kitchen accessories and dinnerware are also on sale. Bargain hunters can find 16-piece dinnerware sets on sale as well at flatware and glasses. For those just out of college and looking to set up their own homes, this sale can give them quality pieces at a discounted price.
The styles range from simple and minimalist to a more farmhouse or traditional look. With a good eye for style, you can mix and match pieces to create a curated look in the home.
Online shopping like window shopping in four or five different stores all at once. So long as you can open more tabs, then you can window shop a little more. Here’s what happening this week in the online home improvement world.
Don’t want to go into the store? No problem. Pottery Barn is also offering free shipping, so if you can’t make it to a store, you can get free shipping on online orders.
Ready to redo your home? Well Wayfair is ready to help. The side is hosting its home renovation sale, and everything from faucets (did you know Wayfair even sold faucets?) to flooring is on sale. If you’ve been shopping kitchen and bath sales at Home Depot or Lowe’s without much luck, then it might be time to turn to Wayfair.
In the kitchen, Wayfair has faucets, sinks, lighting, appliances and backsplashes on sale. If you love oohing and ahhing over a farmhouse sink on HGTV, then Wwayfair’s sale will help you find th perfect farmhouse sink for your kitchen. Available in bright whites, these sinks can be pared with chrome- or even gold-finished faucets for an updated look.
Lighting options vary from farmhouse to ultra modern, which means you can find the right fixture to fit your kitchen — no matter how large or small it is. Wayfair has single pendants that look great hanging in pairs over a kitchen island as well as stylish flush mounts for small apartment kitchens. Whatever style or size, your kitchen deserves great style.
Who knew you could order major appliances from Wayfair, but you absolutely can — and brand names too. GE Appliances, LG, Black+Decker and Honeywell have products listed for sale on the site, which means now is a good time to replace that washer, dryer or even wall air conditioner.
To finish off your kitchen or bathroom, new tile or backsplash can add color and fun patterns to your home and brighten the space. You’ll find classic white subway tiles as well as bright blues and grays, and you can find cool patterned designs that go well on walls or even on the floor.
Bathroom faucets, sinks and vanities are also on sale, but if you’re looking to make your bathroom a little more functional, check out the bathroom storage selection on sale. Wayfair has cabinets that can be mounted on the wall or fit over the toilet available, and the cabinets may be the space-savers you so desperately need. If you find your sink just too cluttered, adding a little more storage can make your bathroom feel cleaner and maybe even a bit bigger.
Joss and Main
Summer may be coming to a close — but no one’s told Joss and Main. The sister company of Wayfair has seaside on the brain. This week’s Weekly Drop is all about the sea — from home decor to coastal-style furniture.
As far as styles go, coastal often gets overlooked. People assume that unless you’re decorating a lake or beach house, then coastal will look tacky or misplaced in your home. While it’s true that coastal can be overdone, it can also feel fresh if done in moderation in your home. Coastal uses lighter finishes and natural materials, so they’re easy to incorporate into a design to brighten things up.
For example, this driftwood accent mirror could easily fit in a cottage by a lake, but the rough driftwood would add texture to a more simple design. If your living room uses mostly neutrals, a textured piece will add interest without giving too much of that coastal vibe.
Of course, if you are looking to decorate a beach house, Joss and Main has plenty of seaside-themed decor available. From blue glass vases to candle votives wrapped in heavy rope, you’ll find the right pieces to pull that dockside feeling indoors.
How pressure washing services can get your home ready for fall
After a long summer, it’s time to put away the pool toys and get ready for fall, and that means scheduling pressure washing services for your pool deck or patio.
If you have a wooden deck around your pool, then you know how important it is to keep it clean. When the deck is covered in dirt and debris, that dirt often finds its way into the pool. With all that water on the deck, it’s likely that mold and mildew have built up on it, and overtime, that mold can end up rotting the wood. That will be an expensive replacement, but using pressure washing services to clear it all away can help combat mold growth and protect your wooden deck.
Your patio may also be in need of pressure washing services. Whether it’s brick or stone, your patio can get dirty like any other part of your home, and pressure washing services will clean it all off.
An expert in pressure washing services will know just the right temperature to get your surface clean without risking damage to it. There’s a lot that goes in to pressure washing services than just spraying water at full blast. Experts, like the ones at Advantage Pro Services in Houston, know how to use pressure effectively without overpowering and damaging the surface.
Scheduling pressure washing services will save you time and money as you prepare your home for the fall. While come like to do the work themselves, the reality is that pressure washing is a time-consuming job, made worse if you have to rent the equipment and spend time going to and from the store. But when you schedule pressure washing services, then you can sit back, relax and let someone else do the hard work for you. You only have so much time on the weekends, so why not spend it doing things you like instead of working around your home?
So share with us: Which of these sales do you plan on hitting up before summer’s over? We want to know, so leave us a comment and let us know how pressure washing services can help you get your home ready for those first few leaves to fall.