It is officially November which means the holidays are quickly approaching, probably much faster than we’re ready for! Holidays during the winter months also mean that your guests will likely be inside your home for gatherings, rather than spending time outside.
You might be thinking it is time to give your home a bit of a facelift, especially before family and friends arrive, but, the holiday season makes it tough to spend extra money already. Luckily, there are many projects that you can work on in your home that won’t break the bank and will give your home a refreshed look and feel, just in time for the holiday season!
Give Your Walls and/or Cabinets a Fresh Coat of Paint
A fresh coat of paint on your walls is a great way to spruce up your home without spending an arm and a leg! Not only can you cover up the fingerprints, dirt or blemishes on your walls from the past few years, you can also change the entire look and feel of your home with a new color choice! A gallon of paint will go a really long way, is relatively inexpensive, and can be done over a weekend with a little bit of elbow grease. Additionally, if your kitchen cabinets are in good condition, but, you’re sick of the look of them, a fresh coat of paint can transform your kitchen into your dream kitchen, without having to spend thousands to replace your cabinets.
Update Your Home’s Hardware
Updating hardware in your home like cabinet handles, light fixtures and even door knobs is a great and inexpensive way to change the overall look and feel of your home and can likely be done for a few hundred dollars!
Steam Clean Your Carpets
Replacing carpets in your home can be quite an expense, however, a good steam cleaning can make a huge difference in the appearance of your flooring, especially in high traffic areas. Plus, if you have lighter colored carpets, pets or even small children, your floors have likely taken a beating over the years. Purchasing a steam cleaner or even renting one can be done very inexpensively and could give your carpets a longer life-span!