The holidays are drawing closer. As you prepare to host dinners, throw parties and focus on being the perfect host, is your home dressed to impress? If you want to leave a lasting impression on your guests, you better start considering these home improvement projects. Although the holidays might seem a little far off, now is the perfect time to start. Here are a few home improvements to make before the holidays arrive.
1. Revamp your kitchen
Your kitchen is the room that you will spend most of your time preparing meals for your guests. Most people prefer to congregate around the kitchen during holiday parties. You should make the space more visually appealing, comfortable and spacious.
Employing an open concept will give your kitchen a spacious look and enable you to interact better with your guests. Change the entire look and feel by replacing the countertops or cabinetry. You can also make the space look bigger by picking bright color schemes and shiny reflective surfaces.
Remodeling your kitchen will not just have an aesthetic impact; it will provide practicability as well. You can replace your old appliances with state of the art appliances. You can also implement smart storage solutions and cutting-edge technology.
2. Remodel your bathroom
Having an outdated bathroom hurts the overall appeal of your home. You can retile the shower, upgrade the countertops or replace the light and sink features. Although these changes might be easy to make, they are likely to have a significant impact.
3. Buy new electronics
Spice up your living space with new home electronics, this will provide entertainment for you and your guests for the upcoming holidays. Invest your money in a long-lasting present like a home theatre system or a flat screen television hanging by the fireplace that everyone will cherish for many years to come.
4. Make necessary repairs
If your appliances are not working, you don’t need to replace them, simply make minor repairs. Consider hiring a professional to help repair home appliances, the HVAC system or the roof. Such repairs might be crucial during winter, especially when you need to keep warm.
5. Paving Stone Patios, Walkways, and Driveways
Paving stone patios, walkways and driveways should be on your list of home improvement projects for the upcoming holidays. This will help improve your home’s overall visual appeal. Consider installing slip resistant paving stones to keep muddy patches away from your yard and your home when it starts to rain. When combined with artificial grass, a paving stone patio becomes a perfect outdoor entertaining area no matter the time of year.
6. Hire cleaning help
If it is impossible to accomplish everything you need to before the holidays, you should consider hiring a professional to take over your cleaning responsibility as you focus on more pressing tasks.
A fire feature will help you extend the party to the outdoors. You can use a simple campfire to turn a freezing night into a fun toasty night outside. The outdoors are particularly beautiful during the holidays especially with no insects to disrupt your peace. A fire will ensure that your landscape remains part of your living space throughout the year.
8. Programmable thermostat
Save money without sacrificing your comfort by installing a programmable thermostat. This device will not use high energy while heating and cooling whenever you are asleep, away from home or at any other specific time that you choose. Besides being more accurate and convenient, programmable thermostats do not have toxic mercury like traditional models.
Looking to redecorate? Sometimes all you need is to apply a fresh coat of paint on the walls. On the other hand, you may want to rip up the entire floor and lay down a new carpet. However far you are willing to go, you can transform any room into an entirely new space if you do it correctly and in good taste.
10. Siding replacement
Prepare your home for the holidays by replacing the siding. The house’s exterior is the first thing people will see when they visit your home. If your siding is cracked or deteriorated, your house will look tired and outdated. But visual appeal should not be your only consideration when replacing the sliding. You must factor in the functionality aspect too. Siding can play a critical role in the efficiency of your house if you use material with good quality insulation.
The holidays can be a very stressful time of year. There is so much to do and hardly any time to do it. If you decide to take on a home improvement project, you should start as soon as possible to avoid rushing through the project last minute. This will make life much easier for this coming holiday.