The year 2020 has been nothing short of a wild ride, and here at Windows on Washington we can not believe the Holiday Season has almost arrived! Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas are all right around the corner, and we are very excited to celebrate and be thankful for all we have. However, due to the pandemic, the way we celebrate this year will be quite different, as we are sure will be the same for many of you. While typically during the Holiday Season we would be traveling to visit friends and family, this year calls for a staycation. And, while you might not be opening up your home to as many people as you typically might during the Holidays, there is no reason you can not ensure your home is in tip top shape for the upcoming festivities. We have put together this blog with 4 home improvement tips to help make your Holiday Season staycation more comfortable, so you can celebrate in comfort and style.
Declutter Your Home
Perhaps the first and easiest step when it comes to making your home more comfortable for a staycation is having a good decluttering and re-organization of your home. Whether that is old books and knick-knacks lying around, seldom used linens or towels, or old kitchen appliances taking up room, decluttering will renew both your home and your mind. And, not only that, you can donate any items no longer being used (that are in good working condition) to charity. This way, you are not only making your home more presentable and comfortable for yourself and any Holiday guests, but are also doing a good deed and helping those in need.
Give Your Home a Coat of Paint or Some New Siding
The difference a fresh coat of paint can make to your home is sorely undervalued. The great thing about painting is that you do not have to go crazy and paint every room. You can simply pick and choose the rooms that you or guests will be spending most time in during the Holidays, such as the living room, dining room or kitchen. Or, perhaps the outside of your home is looking a little drab and needs some new siding. The siding on your home does not only provide unique character and charm, but it is also there to protect the interior structure of your home from the elements – so replacing your siding in time for the holidays is a win-win, really.
Warm Your Home with Insulation & Replacement Windows
The Holiday season brings with it Winter’s chill, and the last thing you want is a home that is cold or uncomfortable to be in. However, you also do not want to be over-spending on heating your home, either. The solution? Air sealing, Insulation and replacement windows. It is important your home is properly insulated and sealed this will ensure your home is more comfortable during the colder weather and it will help to save on heating. If your rooms feel drafty or appear to let air out, it is probably time to replace your windows and doors. The good news is insulating your home and replacing any old windows and doors will keep your house comfortable throughout all the seasons, not just during the cooler months.
Complete Your Unfinished DIY Jobs
Many people have been completing a few DIY jobs during COVID lockdown. However, many people have also let their DIY home improvement jobs fall to the wayside. So, with the impending Holiday Season, now is the perfect time to make sure any odd jobs you have started around the house are finished before you have friends or family over. It will not only give you peace of mind to have everything finished, but will also ensure your home is comfortable. If you feel like you have taken on more than you can handle, you can always call local home improvement professionals who will help you finish the job.