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The holiday season is just around the corner. If your house is the spot where family and friends gather to celebrate, now is the time to start preparing. There’s no doubt that you want your home to be as holly and jolly as possible. With the following holiday season home upgrades, your house will be ready to welcome your loved ones with good cheer.
Holiday Season Home Upgrades to Do Before Hosting Guests
Here’s a collection of essential home improvement projects you will want to add to your list of things to do in order to ensure your home is holiday-ready.
Clean up the Landscaping
Your yard is the first thing that guests see when they pull up to your house. If you want to make a good impression, you’re definitely going to want to clean up the landscaping. While your friends and family aren’t likely to turn around and go home if your yard is covered with fallen leaves and dead flowers, your property won’t exactly be appealing if the landscaping is unkempt.
Before the holiday season arrives, take the time to clean up your yard. Pull out the leaf blowers and rakes to eliminate all those fallen leaves, twigs, acorns, and other debris that is cluttering up your flower beds, lawn, walkways, and driveway.
Pull out any expired plantings. For instance, remove annuals that have died back and clip the expired blooms from your annuals. Trim shrubs and prune trees to give them a more neat appearance. A clean landscape will make an excellent backdrop for your holiday decorations and will make your house look a lot more welcoming to house guests.
Dress Up the Front Door
While your landscaping is the first thing that visitors see when they pull into the driveway, the front door is the first thing they see when they approach your house. As such, you want to ensure that the front door is as welcoming as possible.
A fresh coat of paint can instantly transform your front door, and completely change – for the better – the curb appeal of your house. The new door color you choose is important, as it’s said that different colors have different meanings when they’re applied to a front door.
In fact, a door color can tell perfect strangers a lot about your home – and you. For example, a yellow front door communicates optimism, blue translates calmness and translates, and red has long been associated with luck.
Dress up your door with a fresh paint job and add a holiday wreath to spread the holiday cheer.
Freshen Up the Fireplace
A fireplace is a great spot to gather around with friends and family during the holiday season. It’s here where you’ll throw on the yule log and gather with your loved ones to sing carols, open gifts, play games, chat, and even take naps after a holiday feast. If you’re lucky enough to have a fireplace, take the time to freshen it up.
Clean out the firebox, removing any debris, such as ash and the remnants of burnt logs. Wipe down the hearth and the panels that cover the firebox (if you have them). We also suggest calling a chimney cleaning company for a professional chimney sweep and having the entire fireplace and chimney inspected and thoroughly cleaned. This will help to ensure that your fireplace and chimney are functioning properly.
If you really want to go all out, you might want to consider adding some decorations to enhance the structure’s aesthetics. For example, if the brick or stone on your fireplace is dated or just looks worn, you might want to replace it. If that isn’t an option, simply applying a coat of paint can do wonders. You could install a new mantel and a screen, too!
Deep Clean the Kitchen
You’re definitely going to want to give your kitchen area a deep cleaning before holiday guests arrive. The kitchen space is where all the magic happens during the holiday season, therefore, you want to make sure that the kitchen is easy to use and that guests feel welcome. A deep cleaning will allow you to achieve both goals.
Go beyond the standard tidying up and wiping down the countertops and exterior of the appliances. Clean the oven, clean out and organize the cabinets and drawers, dust light fixtures, and make sure all light bulbs are working. To give your kitchen an extra touch of interest during the holiday season, incorporate holiday décor into the space.
Is your kitchen outdated or is it not a space that is great for entertaining guests? It’s never too late to consider a kitchen remodeling project before the holiday season arrives. Integrity Contractor’s Omaha kitchen remodeling team can remodel your kitchen space just in time for friends and family to enjoy the space this holiday season. Contact us today for a free estimate.
Get your home holiday-ready with these 10 home upgrades perfect for the winter.
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