Complete These Five Interior Projects
One of the things everybody loves about the holiday season is getting together with friends and family. When everyone is gathering in your home, however, the thought can be a bit overwhelming. Every home shows signs of wear and tear over time, and keeping yours looking its best can be tough. Taking care of some basic interior projects before the holidays can help your home feel merry and bright.
If you don’t have the time or energy to tackle these interior projects before the holidays, no problem. Just contact Handyman Network! Our craftsmen would love the opportunity to get your home looking it’s best for whomever you welcome this Thanksgiving or Christmas.
Everybody knows that a fresh coat of paint is one of the best (and cheapest) ways to put a fresh face on a tired living space. What’s more, you don’t have to repaint your entire home for it to make its best impression. Focusing on areas like your foyer, common restroom, and kitchen can brighten things up nicely. More lived-in areas like family or living rooms can be saved for another time. Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, and other decorations in these living areas can help soften the need for a new coat of paint.
The walls in our homes get abused more than we would ever think possible; whether it’s scuffs and dings from carrying items throughout the house, drywall damage from doors opened too enthusiastically, or just cracks and nail pops that occur as a home ages. Simply filling dents or scratches with drywall spackle and sanding until smooth is a simple way to prepare your wall for paint. Larger areas of concern may need an actual drywall patch, which can be a bit more involved. If you own an older home with plaster walls, taking care of cracks or peeling can be a bit more involved. Regardless, taking care of this interior project before the holidays can help get your home looking its best for you and your guests.
Replacing Light Fixtures
Taking your home from “90’s” to “now” this holiday season doesn’t mean a complete kitchen remodel or an entirely new floor. You can give your home a new just by replacing your dated lighting fixtures. Whether it’s an old brass chandelier in the dining room or a wobbly old ceiling fan, you can update your home inexpensively with a new fixture here and there.
Remember, electrical work can be dangerous. If you’re planning on taking care of this interior project before the holidays, be sure to use caution. Make sure that breakers are off and that you follow all appropriate wiring diagrams from your product’s manufacturer. If you need help, don’t hesitate to call a professional home repair service like Handyman Network.
Update Bathroom Fixtures
Your common bath will get a lot of visitors over the next couple of months. You can help give it a fresh look with some new fixtures and furnishings that won’t break the bank. Most people find they can update a leaky faucet with a new one for less than $100. A new towel rack, toilet paper holder, mirror or even toilet handle can give your half bath a quick update that won’t leave people remembering your home for the wrong reasons.
Sometimes it seems like half the battle in our homes is just getting rid of the clutter. While there is certainly a time to toss stuff out or give it away, sometimes we just need to help everything find its place. This may mean putting up new shelving for your books or knick-knacks. You can add standing shelving in your unfinished basement for items stored in plastic bins. Are the kids toys ending up in the wrong places? Organize bedrooms or playrooms with cupboards and shelving to keep unwanted clutter out of your living areas.
When you have extra people in your home, it usually means you’ll need more space. What better way to create space than by putting everything in its place?
Will You Tackle These Interior Projects?
While this list certainly isn’t exhaustive, it can be exhausting. If you don’t have the time or energy to take on your home’s interior projects before the holidays roll around, no worries. Just call Handyman Network! Our “Home Repair Heroes” love helping people make their home a better place to live. Just call 916-989-7711.