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ImproveNet Monthly Roundup: September 2018

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By on Sep 30, 2018
ImproveNet Monthly Roundup: September 2018

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It’s officially fall! This year, the first day of fall landed on a Saturday, so hopefully, you were enjoying the crisp autumn air and thinking about all the fall home improvements you can make! Here at ImproveNet, we certainly have This month, we covered topics like dorm room décor tips and caring for your garden in fall.

Maybe you missed a few articles this month that can help you prepare for the months ahead. Here’s our monthly roundup of the top articles from September.

Need some help with your fall home improvement projects? Contact a contractor today for quotes from pros in your area.

How To Dress Up Your Dorm

1. What You Need To Dress Up Your Dorm This Year

Have you headed back to school for a new year of school? Make sure your dorm room is one you enjoy spending time in, so you can focus all your efforts on studying. Much like home trends, what’s hot in dorm room décor changes annually. Succulents and throw pillows are two ways you can make your dorm stylish and fun, without sacrificing space. See a few more ways you can dress up your dorm this year.

2. Video: Is Wallpaper Back In Style?

If you’ve considered adding a bold color or pattern to a room, you may have thought of wallpaper. It’s currently making a comeback in many living rooms and bedrooms. But, is this a trend that’s right for you? Our editorial team discussed this current trend and other ways you can incorporate wallpaper in your home, besides just in your home. Watch the video now.

What Can Negatively Impact Curb Appeal

3. What Can Negatively Impact Curb Appeal?

As a homeowner, you spend a lot of time taking care of your home, both indoors and outdoors. Have you considered the small details recently that might be hurting your curb appeal? If you’re looking to sell your home soon, or just want to impress your guests, items like a broken light fixture or unkept bushes can really take away from the beauty of your home.

“Curb appeal can bring a lot of value to a property, just as improvements are done inside your home can add value” Ashley Dudich, home blogger and owner of All The Design, said. “The benefits of curb appeal can also extend beyond your property line, as it can contribute to great relationships with neighbors and an extension of increased value to the area.”

Read more about what can negatively impact curb appeal and what improvements you can make.

4. Video: What Is Indoor Air Quality?

Like any other home improvement, indoor air quality is one to take very seriously. If you’ve noticed more headaches or sneezing when you’ve entered your home, it could be an issue with the quality of your air. To learn more about what indoor air quality is and how it can impact your health, watch this video.

How To Care For Your Garden In Fall

5. How To Care For Your Garden In Fall

Thought you were done gardening for the year? Think again! Fall is one of the best times to get outside and garden.

“Did you know fall actually has more good days for planting than spring does? In spring, you have to wait for the ground to warm up in order to start planting, but in fall, the ground is already warmed from summer, and the only thing you have to wait on is winter,” Ronna Moore, CEO of Fairy Homes & Gardens, said.

From preparing your garden for winter to getting the best of your autumn produce, see how to care for your garden in fall.


A new season brings new home improvement projects. Stay tuned next month for ways you can decorate your house for fall and the latest video series from ImproveNet, where we’ll go over all the questions you’ve had about your first home.

Did you miss last month’s top articles? Read ImproveNet Monthly Roundup: August 2018.

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