It’s often pretty hard to come up with the free time that’s required to do certain projects around the house. But during the holidays, a lot of homeowners enjoy extra days off from work, which makes this part of the year a great time to get things done. Plus, if you can plan your time accordingly, you’ll be able to get your home in tip-top shape before you host your holiday get-togethers.
Here are six holiday home improvement projects that don’t demand a lot of time, but can make a big difference in your home’s overall appearance.
Replace or Update the Front Door
Replacing an old and battered front door with a clean new one instantly makes your home more inviting and makes a great first impression on your holiday guests. Of course, with it being the holidays, you may not want to put out over a thousand dollars for a quality entry door, so you can always update the look of your current door for a lot less money by giving it a fresh coat of paint.
Install New Bathroom Fixtures
Some rooms get used more than others. If you’re having guests stay over during the holidays, then installing new bathroom fixtures will improve the look and functionality of your bathroom, one of the most widely used rooms in the house. Remember – bathroom fixtures come in every price range. Because of this, no matter how much you want to spend on remodeling during the holidays, you’re likely to find a range of suitable options at your local hardware store.
Update the Fireplace
There’s nothing better than a crackling fire during the holidays. But fireplaces can grow dingy and dirty looking over time. If your fireplace has seen better days, then take a couple of days this holiday season and give it a fresh facelift. You can go the simple route and paint the fireplace, or replace the mantel and reface the entire surround. Either way, the difference will be noticeable.
Install a New Kitchen Backsplash
Along with the bathroom, the kitchen tends to be one of the most frequently used rooms in the home when you have guests coming over. So, focus on making your kitchen look fantastic this holiday season by giving it a new backsplash.
Install Outdoor Lighting
With winter nights turning dark early, adding outdoor lighting is always a plus, especially if you are hosting guests during the holidays. This doesn’t even have to be a major project. Simply replace your old lighting with newer, more effective lighting. You can also string some holiday lights in your breezeway or add a new light fixture to your porch to bring more light to your landscaping.
Install New Windows
If your windows are drafty or the seal between the panes has turned cloudy, then having them replaced during the holidays will help restore your home’s beauty. More importantly, the effort will make your home much more energy efficient. Replacing windows during the holidays is ideal because you want to get those old drafty windows replaced before the real cold sets in!
Let Thompson Creek Handle Your Holiday Home Improvements
Do you want premium, Energy Star-certified windows installed on your home this holiday season? Thompson Creek’s window experts are here to help. We will custom-manufacture your new replacement windows based on your home’s unique specifications, and according to your wants and needs.
We only use the highest-quality materials in all our windows and because we handle everything in-house, you’re guaranteed to love the results. To learn more, contact Thompson Creek and get a free estimate for your window replacement project today.