The holidays are right around the corner, which means it’s time for parties and get-togethers galore. The holiday season is a time for merry-making and being together, which means there’s probably going to be quite an influx of people into your home.
But, a whole year has passed by, and I’m pretty sure that your home, like all of ours, has gone through quite a bit of wear and tear. So, it is crucial that you fix up your home before the holiday season arrives, for I’m sure that you don’t want to entertain guests in a shabby home, right?
We have mentioned a few easy ways you can prep your home for the hustle and bustle of the holiday season, and give your home a do-over from top to the bottom. Keep reading if you want to know more.
- Clean Up The Carpet
Okay, I know what you’re thinking. This seems pretty basic, right? Well it is, but you’d be surprised how often people tend to forget this simple step. Over the course of the year, your carpet has obviously gathered a lot of dust and dirt, which not only makes it look worn out and old but makes it unhygienic as well. It is essential to give the carpet a good clean since people are going to be gathering around and sitting on it as well. While you do have the option of doing it yourself, hiring residential carpet cleaning services would be a better option.
- Repaint The Cabinets
When the holidays come around and you have friends and family coming over, the kitchen tends to become the heart of the home. People gather around to cook and eat together, which is why you have to keep your kitchen in tip-top shape. One of the easiest ways to give your kitchen a brighter and newer look is to repaint and refurbish the cabinets. You can put-on a semi gloss paint for that extra shine, or go ahead with plain colors in bright shades for a vibrant look. You can even change out the handles and fixtures as well.
- Fill Up Empty Spaces
While cluttered areas are bad and tend to look unpleasant, so are empty spaces. Empty walls and areas can make even a well-furnished and beautifully decorated room look barren and shabby. If you have blank walls around the house, we suggest adding in some framed pictures or hangings to fill up those empty spaces and make the room look whole. The same goes for empty areas or corners. Try placing a small corner table, a shelf or even a nice lamp.
- Beautify Your Porch
It’s not enough to just have Christmas decorations outside your house. It’s equally important to make sure that your porch and front door looks beautiful and inviting. Give your front door a fresh coat of paint, or install a door frame to bring up the beauty and class factor. If you have a lawn or a front garden, give it a fresh cut and make sure that it’s looking nice and healthy. You can even place a plant or two on your porch. Things like these might seem redundant but they’re actually incredibly important since they usually make an impression on people before they even set foot into your house.
- Fix The Fireplace
Our last (but not least) suggestion to prep your home for the upcoming season of festivities would be to fix the fireplace. This is pretty much a no-brainer, but it’s not enough to just clean up the fireplace. Due to months of no usage during the summer, fireplaces tend to develop cracks and damages. It’s crucial to fix any such issues that may be present. On top of that, make sure to put up cute decorations to make the fireplace look just as pleasing as the rest of the room.