This holiday season, it doesn’t take a whole-house renovation to stunt your guests. Here are some simple holiday home upgrades that make all the difference!
Do you love the look of old shiplap walls and ceilings, but live in a newer home? Simple planks on an accent wall painted white makes for a great shiplap effect for a fairly low material cost. This also applies to different areas of your home such as the kitchen. Installing backsplash doesn’t have to always mean tile. Putting up one made from a single sheet of solid surface material may just be your saving grace. Shaping, cutting, and gluing inexpensive material that looks great will save on the costs and leave you to splurge on quality craftsmanship and labor. Among these choices, you can also use stencils for patios and accent walls, cement to give fireplaces a modern makeover, reclaimed wood for countertops or a mantle, wallpaper, curtains with unique materials, and more. Just remember – some of these materials are best handled and installed by a professional. Bella Casa Kitchen and Bath are exactly the professionals for all your home renovation needs!
Upgrade With Paint
Transform or repair your walls with a simple paint can and brush! The power of paint can do a lot for a home – with expert guidance, care, maintenance, and application your walls can make your house look like a brand new home. While you don’t have to be a pro to learn how to paint like one, there is more to a good paint job than just slathering some color on the wall, and often there’s also more to paint than just the walls. For example, the front door. It’s usually the first thing people see when entering your home. Make a great impression with a bright, welcoming front door color! Other great things to paint include shutters, window frames, kitchen cabinets, decking, furniture, and more!
If you’re going to spend money, this is the time. One of the least expensive upgrades that will make the most difference in your home this holiday season is a smart, programmable thermostat. Going digital with a model that automatically changes the indoor temperature setting is fairly easy, and it can trim about $180 off your annual heating and cooling costs. Simple models that only control heat are sold at home centers for around $25, but we recommend a more modern model to increase efficiency. Some models even include cooling and humidifying functions!