The holidays are just around the corner, which means lots of visitors and home parties to plan, so there’s no better time than now to give yourself (and your guests!) the gift of a little home improvement. If you’ve been thinking about trading in your under maintained or outdated décor for something special that’s sure to wow party-goers, let our San Diego flooring professionals help get your home ready for the holidays so you can worry about more important things like the great food, gift-giving and of course, enjoying the season.
Prepping your home for friends, family and holiday festivities can be as simple as replacing a few key elements in common areas. When planning your remodel, consider rooms where your guests spend the most time – the kitchen, living room, entryway and even the outdoor pool area (if the San Diego weather permits!) Larger projects like installing new flooring can dramatically change the look and feel of any room. If the family room or entryway carpet has seen better days, consider replacing it with a honed travertine tile or elegant hardwood flooring. Both options provide extreme durability, are easy to clean and, unlike carpeting which wears and soils over time in high traffic areas, these materials will last a lifetime with proper maintenance. For outside areas think porcelain tile. With so many porcelain options available there is surely a style to fit your tastes — even a pattern that mimics the look of real hardwood. Or, if it’s the kitchen you’d like to revamp, be sure to read up on our tips for updating your countertops, flooring and cabinetry to create the entertaining kitchen of your dreams.
Style and Function
If you’re looking to add functionality and style to your living space, consider adding a corner bar to your kitchen or dining room. This will not only give your holiday guests a place to gather and sip hot apple cider, but it will be a useful and fun addition for years to come. Another easy way to spruce up a room is with custom-built storage cabinets and shelving. Because cabinets can be built to fit your specific needs, you can hide your clutter and display holiday décor all at the same time. Also, don’t forget about your overnight guests. Adding a few unique touches to the guest bedroom such as a plush carpet or a built-in style bookshelf will give the home away from home feel they’ll be wanting after a long day of travel.
Do you need help getting your home ready before friends and family deck the halls? Come into any of our San Diego flooring locations for more info on how we can help prepare your home for the holidays. Also, be sure to share your creative holiday remodel ideas with us on Twitter or Facebook.