Gathering with family and friends is one of the most cherished holiday traditions. Perry Como said it best, “There’s no place like home for the holidays.” Catching up, sharing a meal, opening gifts. What could be better?
If your homestead is hosting holiday guests this year, it may be time to take stock of your surroundings and gauge whether some small interior renovations (or a large future renovation) may be in order. Not even Santa’s elves could pull off a major interior remodeling in time for Christmas, so any large-scale projects like a kitchen or bathroom renovation should be reserved for next year. But that doesn’t mean you still can’t liven up your living space for holiday guests this holiday.
Smaller interior renovations to spruce up your space
If you have the time, a fresh coat of paint and a new splash of colour can brighten up any space, and it’s a relatively cost-effective and quick change to make. Next to fresh paint, adding new artwork or bringing in some new furniture pieces can also breathe new life into your home. You want your guests to be as comfortable as possible, so ensure your heating system is in proper order, that windows and doors are working properly.
Replacing flooring, light fixtures or other soft features such as drapery are big factors to making the room feel more open and airy or cozy and comfortable. With just the flick of a switch, or adjustment of a dimmer, the lighting can change the look and feel of a room.
Start your winter interior renovation project with confidence
Once the hustle and the bustle of the holidays have come and gone, it might be time to sit down with your remodeling contractor to map out that indoor renovation project you’ve been thinking about.
In theory, you might have an idea what works best in your home, but in practice, it might be a totally different story. These holiday gatherings are a great time to take note of how guests are using the space in your home. Some rooms may feel too large and spaced out for a small group, while other rooms might feel a little cramped and too cozy for close quarters.
If you’re preparing a meal for a large crowd, this is when you might discover your kitchen layout isn’t optimal for your needs. With more than one cook in the kitchen, things can get crowded in a hurry, and redesigning the space for proper flow could be in the cards.
Consulting with your kitchen renovation contractor is the first step to building a space that works best for your family. Your kitchen should work the way you need it to!
Perhaps the family room is another area of improvement for remodelling considerations. If the layout isn’t conducive to natural gathering spaces, a family room facelift may be at the top of your wish list for the New Year.
Factors to keep in mind for winter home improvement projects
With the outdoor conditions less than ideal, winter is an optimal time to renovate indoors. Compared to summer vacation season, availability of trades and supplies is often more predictable in the winter months. Generally, renovating in the winter is on par in terms of costs than the summer.
The demand for trades cycles all year-round, so the final price for your project won’t come in any less than if you wait until the warmer months.
Outdoor renovations aren’t impossible this time of year, but any project which requires exterior excavating needs to be plotted out with renovation contractors. The cold and snow can add more time to projects, which leads to a costlier bottom line.
The biggest bang for your renovation buck
You’ve given the green light for your interior renovation, but the question is: which is the most impactful change you can make?
If you’re thinking something a little more dramatic and the budget allows, a kitchen renovation or bathroom renovation are top tier remodeling projects that require the most time and energy, but they can have the biggest payoff.
Since holiday guests are coming over and you’ll probably see them for another visit soon, sprucing up the guest room can make their future visits even more comfortable. That room may currently be a multi-purpose room, but installing something like a murphy bed adds that cozy touch, while also keeping the space multi-functional. Pre-manufactured cabinetry can also go a long way to providing additional work space, storage, a place to hide clutter and a helping hand to finish off your space.
The Pioneer Craftsmen difference
A premium renovation deserves our Pioneer Craftsmen “white glove service.” Our top-rated designers work with you through every selection of your renovation, so you have input along each step of the project.
Pioneer’s reputable in-house designers work directly with our professional production team, so there’s no middle person or go-between. Lead carpenters are fully prepared with all the details for your renovation. And our reliable and highly skilled renovators, project managers, carpenters and apprentices tie it all together to give you the best result.
“Different by design” is more than just our slogan, it’s our promise; to deliver a creative, innovative and high-quality renovation you can be proud to show off to your family and friends.
We're Pioneer Craftsmen: your trusted interior remodeling company in Kitchener, Waterloo, Cambridge and Guelph.
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