8 Home Improvements for the Holiday Season

October 8, 2019

Can you believe we’re approaching the holiday season already?

Halloween will be with us before you know it, then, in the blink of an eye, it will be New Years Day! But with Thanksgiving, Hanukkah, Black Friday (if that counts!), and Christmas in between, there’s a lot to keep us on our toes.

Whether you’re the “hostess with the most-est” or prefer a more modest and intimate setting, having a nice home is something we all strive for at this time of year as visitors are guaranteed.

Maybe you’re feeling ambitious and want to make some big changes to your house before the chaos of the holidays, such as adding an island to your kitchen, but there are also many smaller scaled decor ideas you can try. Here are five of our favorites…

Decorate your living spaces

Decorate your living space

Decorating can present itself in many forms: painting, re-arranging, changing your furniture or the room’s accents. Look over your living room, dining room, kitchen, hallway, and downstairs bathroom, and ask yourself if they could do with some TLC? If you’re unsure, our Interior Design Team will give you some excellent advice.

Don’t hide your embarrassing room – dress it up, and Cinderella will go to the ball (or Thanksgiving Day feast)!

Paint your trims

If you don’t fancy decorating a whole room, something as simple as touching up the woodwork on your baseboards, door frames, and windowsills can completely transform your space.

Replace your kitchen cabinets

Replace your kitchen cabinets

Do your cabinets look old and dated? Maybe the laminate is peeling off?

Now is the time to either fix them up or switch them over! Your kitchen cupboards have a huge effect on the way your room looks, and you know how much guests love to come and chat while you’re chopping away at the meal preparations. You’ll definitely want this room looking good.

Check your windows for leaks

In addition to your home’s appearance, you also want to make sure that your guests aren’t going to freeze. Try sealing your windows and doors with special rubber tape to trap in the heat.

If sealing isn’t going to be enough, updating your windows and doors is a great investment and can save you lots of money on energy bills.

Paint your front door

To further add to your entranceway, giving your front door a lick of paint can give your house the revamp it truly deserves. It’s amazing to see the transformation a new color can make.

If you opt to replace your windows, change your doors at the same time for something more up-to-date and energy-efficient.

Update your flooring

Update your flooring

One of the more noticeable elements to any room is the flooring. Laying new floors can instantly transform the way a room looks and doesn’t take too long to do, either. Hardwood flooring is always a fantastic option as it’s so durable and never goes out of fashion.

Washing your rugs and carpets can take them from “ew” to looking brand new, so if you think new flooring is unnecessary, this is perfect for you! The good thing is that you don’t even have to buy your own carpet steamer – you can rent them from home improvement stores like Home Depot.

Pressure wash your house and walkways

The inside of your house isn’t the only part that needs a deep clean; remember your walkway, entrance, and garage door, because these are what your guests (and you) are going to see first. A pressure washer takes away all the hard work for you, so they’re 100% worth having around.

Repair rot and window trims

Rot is never a winning look, so repairing any damaged woodwork is a must. If you live in an older house, your window sills most likely weren’t built to be waterproof, meaning you’re more susceptible to leaks. New methods of rot repair include treatments to prevent future decay, so you can have peace of mind for a little longer.

Got a bigger home project you’d like to get underway? Get in touch with WORKS By JD.