Minor Renovations Can Make a Major Impression on Holiday Visitors

December 3rd 2008
Minor Renovations Can Make a Major Impression on Holiday Visitors

The holidays are fast approaching and if you're expecting a houseful of people for Christmas, there is still time to fit in a project to spruce up your home for entertaining family and friends.

Perhaps you would like to freshen up kitchen cabinets, give them a lift with white paint and chrome hardware; and don't forget about helping your bathroom look its best. A new set of faucets and a fresh coat of paint can upgrade any bathroom almost instantly. But you may want to set your sights even further than that. If you have a weekend to spare, some projects make a big impact with little time and money. Adding crown moldings, a new countertop, a modern tile back splash or a new front door are all great ways to add a whole new look to your home.

This is also the best time of year to line up contractors since they book up quickly for the spring and summer months that are the busiest time for renovators; especially painters, roofer and window installers.

Shell's Tip:

Freshening up the look of your natural wood kitchen cabinetry is simple, with a product called Briwax. Briwax can be found at most Windsor Plywood and Rona stores, and is available in colours to match most wood cabinets. Apply it with 0000 super fine steel wool and buff with a soft cloth. "It's Just That Easy!"

Gearing up your home for the holidays can be a lot of fun and we look forward to sharing some information that will get you through the winter months.

Contact our office at 604-542-2236 (outside Greater Vancouver, call toll free at 1-888-266-8806) and to find HouseSmart Referral Members who can take care of that project for you.