It’s that time of year again. Soon the smells of cookies baking in the oven will fill the air and the presents under the tree will shine and shimmer with brightly colored wrapping paper. Guests will come and go, and your home will be filled with laughter and warmth. This is also a time to look forward to the coming New Year and to make resolutions for personal change and growth. The holiday season is also the perfect time to think about remodeling your home, which is a resolution that can pay off for many years to come.
Expand Your Kitchen
First of all, think about the space in your kitchen. When you're cooking a feast for your family, consider the room you have to move around. You may need to expand the space in your kitchen or change the flow to meet your needs. Does the oven area seem cramped? Is there enough counter space? Is there sufficient storage? Are all of your appliances in good working order? Making changes in these areas is a good way to have a functional kitchen.
Renovate the Guest Bath
Guest bathrooms may not be used much on other occasions, but during the festivities of the holidays, they will see a lot of traffic. It’s rare for a guest to want to take a full bath while on a visit; most will prefer to take a shower while staying the night. Replacing the tub with a step-in shower would create more room in the guest bath, while also meeting the needs of friends and family. This also gives you the chance to update the fixtures to more energy-efficient options, like installing a low-flow toilet to reduce water use.
Open Up the Living Room
Few things highlight space and flow issues more than installing a fully lit and decorated tree into your living or family room. This holiday season, look at the space where your family spends the most time and ask yourself if there is sufficient room to accommodate holiday decorations and guests. Even when the tree comes down, having the extra room will be a welcome change in a common area. Removing a wall can expand living space and create a more open feel. Until the renovation begins, simply reducing the size of the obstacle in the way is a good solution to help fix any space issues you may have. A smaller tree or setting up a different place for gifts can make a world of difference in a cramped space.
The holiday season is a great time to consider remodeling projects for the coming year. There are also plenty of sales during the weeks leading up to the holidays, and homeowners can find great bargains on appliances and decorative items. Remodeling your home is a good way to organize your house while updating the sections that are outmoded. As always, the team at Quality Craftsmen is here to assist with any questions or concerns that you may have about an upcoming renovation.