Though the leaves are just beginning to fall, it’s not too early to think about the holidays, especially if you will be hosting family and friends at your home. This is the perfect time of year to consider home improvement in anticipation of guests. Whether you’re tasked with stuffing the turkey or trimming the tree, learn what you can to make your home company-ready this holiday season.
Improve Your Curb Appeal
Make a great first impression by dedicating some time and energy to your curb appeal. Here are some tips to get you thinking:
Hang some LED lights.
LEDs offer a friendly twinkle to the crisp winter air. Even better, they’re longer lasting and more energy efficient than your standard light bulb. Think beyond the traditional porch light and try wrapping a tree with lights.
Give your entry a makeover.
If your door suffers from chipped and peeling paint, it may
be time for a fresh coat or a new color. Consider painting it a festive and welcoming
shade of red. If your door is drafty or in disrepair, replace before holiday visitors arrive makes aesthetic and economic sense.
Put your tree in front of a window.
Nothing beats the cheerful ambiance of a twinkling tree displayed for passersby to see. Consider upgrading your windows this holiday season to improve your indoor lighting, and create a holiday scene for all to enjoy. Even better, installing new windows can save you money on your winter utility bills.
Replace your siding.
Are you ready for a home overhaul? Replace your aging siding with something fresh and new. Today’s siding options can help boost your home’s energy efficiency and aesthetic appeal.
You’ve probably heard of the realtor’s tried-and- true staging trick: Pop cookies in the oven to create a sense of hominess. Baking something sweet for your guests in preparation for their arrival helps them feel welcome in your home. If you’re not the baking type, buy some scented candles to evoke the same cozy feeling.
Clean Up the Yard
Now’s the time to start yard clean-up: rake leaves continually to preserve your lawn for as long as possible, and clean out the gutters. Replace any worn areas and downspouts to protect the integrity of your roof throughout the winter.
At Tri-County Windows and Siding, we can help with your home holiday preparation needs. To learn more about the services we offer or to get a free no-obligation estimate, please contact us.