The most wonderful time of the year is right around the corner, which means it’s time to find a thoughtful gift for your loved ones, figure out the dinner menu, and make sure your home is prepared for the holidays. While decorating with seasonal decor may fill you with holiday cheer, you might also want to undertake a few around-the-house projects to make sure things are in tip-top shape. If you’ve been putting off some much-needed home renovation projects throughout the year due to a lack of time or resources, there’s no time like the present to get things ready before your big holiday gathering. Here are three simple renovations that will help spruce up your home before the holidays:
Get into the holiday spirit by creating a home bar so you can whip up seasonal cocktails for your guests. If you don’t have the time (or budget) to create a built-in bar, simply purchase a bar cart that matches your design aesthetic instead. When choosing an open bar cart, make sure to keep everything well-organized so it doesn’t look cluttered.
Next, stock it with your favorite spirits and bitters (we recommend keeping classic standbys such as vodka, gin, tequila, rum, and whiskey on hand). When you host your next holiday party, you can set out glasses and mixers to turn the bar into a self-service station where guests can mix their own drinks, or you can opt to take on the role of bartender yourself.
When the weather outside is frightful, nothing beats curling up by the fire with a mug of hot chocolate and a good book. You can give your fireplace a facelift this season by making substantial changes (such as replacing the brick with stone or transforming a gas fireplace into an electric one) and small updates (such as repainting the brick or hanging garland and stockings). Once you’re happy with the changes, simply light your fireplace to create a cozy environment that will keep you warm all winter long.
The kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From giving your cabinets a fresh coat of paint to replacing old appliances to putting in a new center island or backsplash, renovating your kitchen is one of the easiest ways to transform the entire feel of your home. Start by mapping out the changes you want to make, setting a budget, and giving yourself a timeline of when you need to finish the project.
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