With Christmas just around the corner, it’s time to start preparing your home for entertaining family and friends throughout the festive season. Here are four easy home improvement upgrades to impress your guests these holidays:
1. Make an Entrance
Freshen up your front entrance to make a great first impression and set the tone. For an easy entrance upgrade, swap out your door hardware and lighting fixtures. Give your front door a facelift with a fresh coat of paint and a decorative wreath. Consider replacing your front door to improve your curb appeal, energy efficiency and home security.
2. Update the Fireplace
Nothing adds holiday ambiance like a festive fireplace with a beautifully decorated mantel. To modernize an old brick fireplace, paint the brick a crisp white. Add stone veneer or shiplap detail and install a repurposed wood mantel for a unique touch to make your fireplace a focal point.
3. Lay New Flooring
New flooring can completely change the look of a room. These days there are many low-maintenance and easy-to-install flooring options available, such as luxury vinyl and faux stone. If you decide to lay new flooring, consider the latest flooring trends, materials, colours and finishes.
4. Refresh the Kitchen
During the entertaining season, your kitchen will be a high-traffic area. To refresh your kitchen, incorporate the latest kitchen trends with bold colours and natural textures. Paint old wooden dining chairs for a quick and easy project. If you have the time, paint your kitchen cabinets or replace the door hardware for an instant facelift.
Contact the home improvement experts at your local Lyons and Island TIMBER MART location to gain project inspiration and advice. We have everything you need to upgrade your home this holiday season, which can be enjoyed for years to come.