For people that love to entertain guests, there’s nothing more exciting and heartwarming than the holiday season. The opportunity to celebrate life with family and friends is one of life’s greatest blessings, and setting the scene for an evening filled with love, laughter, and memories to cherish for a lifetime is an important role for those that are up for the challenge.
If your home isn’t ready for guests this season, don’t panic—there’s still plenty of time to make those upgrades you’ve been putting off all year. In this article, our team at Thiel’s Home Solutions is ready to share our best ideas for improving your home over the holidays to help you celebrate the holiday season in style this year.
Focus on Your Kitchen Cabinets
The kitchen is the most popular area of the home for remodeling throughout the year. Although winter is a low season for home renovations, kitchen remodeling is still the top choice for most homeowners upgrading their homes in December. This is because the kitchen is such an important room in the home for holiday entertaining, and last-minute changes to its layout, functionality, and appearance can move to the top of the list of things to do before the end of the year arrives.
Whether you’re planning a full-scale kitchen overhaul or a small kitchen makeover, there are plenty of options available for getting it done in time for the holidays. For those that are short on time and with a low budget that want to make their kitchens sparkle and shine for guests, a great option is to focus on the cabinets. Cabinet refacing replaces old, worn-out kitchen cabinet doors and drawers to make them look brand-new and can be a simple and affordable alternative to replacing them altogether.
After the kitchen, the bathroom is the most popular home renovation focus for homeowners. The bathtub is a great place to focus your attention on a wintertime renovation, as it’s a focal point that draws the eye’s attention. There’s nothing quite like a long, hot soak in a cozy, beautiful bathtub when the weather outside is cold and dreary. But if the bathtub is old, cracked, dirty, or moldy, this can make your entire bathroom seem aging and unattractive.
Bathroom projects are also popular because they’re affordable and easy. Even small makeovers, like tub replacements, shower replacements, and bath conversions can make a dramatic impact on the way your bathroom looks, smells, and functions. Some quick and cost-effective remodeling ideas include:
- Bathtub Liners: Bath liners are a quick and affordable way to instantly improve the look of your bathtub. Made of non-porous, high-quality acrylic materials, these liners are made to fit right over your tub for a fast and beautiful makeover.
- Bathtub Replacement: If your bathtub is cracked, leaking, or otherwise unfit for a bathtub liner upgrade, consider replacing the entire tub with a new one. Like bathtub liner installation, replacement bathtubs are quick and affordable—and can be completed in just one day by an expert remodeling company like Thiel’s Home Solutions.
- Walk-In Tubs: Anyone with mobility issues will benefit from a walk-in tub installation. Whether someone in your household has problems stepping in and out of a high-walled, traditional tub, or if you’re planning on having elderly or handicapped overnight guests this season, a walk-in tub can give them the joy of experiencing the comfort of a cozy, hot bath over the winter. Walk-in showers are another great option for making accessibility easier in the bathroom.
- Bath Conversion: Bath conversion isanother quick way to instantly improve your bathroom area is to replace your tub with a shower, or your shower area with a tub. This project can work to maximize space and add value for a household that prefers one over the other. A reputable company can perform this conversion project in just a day.
Build a Better Entrance
Your home’s front door is often the first thing people see when visiting your home for the holidays. Therefore, your home’s entryway should be sparkling clean and adorned with holiday decorations to make the best first impression on your guests. If your home’s front door is aging, cracked, old, or needs paint, don’t hesitate to plan for an upgrade. A gorgeous front door replacement can change the entire appearance of your home from the street, and can also improve its security and energy-efficiency performance. For the best styles and front door products, visit a contractor to explore ideas and customization options for a door that enhances your home’s curb appeal.