The holidays are just around the corner and contractors are booking up quickly! Skip the homeowner scramble to impress your guests and start making calls and getting quotes today. Here are the 5 most popular holiday home improvement projects and timelines to help you understand the importance of timeliness!
Whether it’s new cabinets and countertops or installation of new appliances, you can expect anywhere from 4 to 6 weeks to update the look of your kitchen. If you want to impress your family in time for Christmas, the sooner you get this booked the better! Keep in mind most kitchen contractors will have a design and approval process to start with. So, seriously, don’t wait and book today!
Time to upgrade the old, grimy tile in the guest shower? Thankfully, guest bathrooms are typically much smaller than your master bathroom, so updating the tile or installing a new sink won’t take too long. The key is to know exactly what you want and making sure that your contractor has a clear vision and plan. You can expect a guest bathroom renovation to take anywhere from 1 to 3 weeks.
Carpet and Upholstery Cleaning
Carpet cleaning professionals are extremely busy during the weeks leading up to the holidays. Homeowners are desperately booking cleanings to remove a year’s worth of foot traffic and stains from their floors. Thankfully, professional cleaning services don’t end there. Get your sofas and chairs in tip top shape by asking for upholstery cleanings. Depending on how many carpeted rooms you get cleaned, you should expect it to be dry in 6 to 10 hours. For upholstery cleaning you can expect it to be dry within 1 to hours!
Looking for a cost effective project that homeowners can do to update their home without knocking down walls? Refreshing your home’s interior with a new coat of paint will open up any room and add a new dynamic. Pair a new paint job with some new home decor and bam, you have a new home at a fraction of the cost! Hiring a professional painter is the way to go in this situation. Not only can they complete a job in about 8 hours, they will ensure no mess is left behind and help you get those hard to reach corners.
Heating System Check
Brrrr don’t get caught in the cold. Make sure that all sources of heat in your home are ready to be fired up! Get your fireplace checked and cleaned by a professional. This should not take more than 1 hour. Hiring your HVAC guys to prep your heating system is always a great practice and one that can save you money in the long run. They will check that everything is ready to go for the cooler months and spot any potential (and pricey) problems from forming. Most HVAC checks take up to an hour.
Any other home improvement projects you think are important to book right now in prep for the holiday season?