Five Quick Home Fixes For The Holidays

December is here! With colder weather, holiday decor, and bargain deals everywhere, the winter holidays are just around the corner. For many people, that means kids are out of school, families are getting together, and your household may be expecting a few guests in the near future. If you are hoping to make a few quick fixes to your home before the holidays are in full swing, we’re here to help. Keep these easy updates in mind to get your home ready for the holidays!

Recaulk the bathroom

Recaulking the bathroom can improve your bathroom’s structural integrity and give your bathroom a cleaner look and feel. Caulking can also prevent mold growth and build-up in your space that Pacific Northwest homes are prone to in the winter months. Try these easy steps to get rid of moldy caulk lines in your bathroom and replace them before your family gets to town.

Address simple plumbing issues

Small plumbing issues such as leaking faucets or running toilets can turn into huge water bills when you have extra people in your home. Calling your plumber or implementing a few quick fixes for leaking faucets, low water pressure, clogged drains, or broken garbage disposals before you have relatives in town can save you money on water bills and reduce headaches down the line.

Reinforce shaky railings

Shaky or unstable railings are another easy fix within your home. Especially if you have aging family members coming to visit, this is a quick fix that can make them safe and comfortable in your home. If you are comfortable with basic home repair projects and have a simple toolkit, you should be able to do this yourself in a few simple steps.

Upgrade your lighting

Lighting function and design can be especially important during the dark winter months. Rather than letting the dreary winter weather get the best of you, replace any old lightbulbs in your home that have been out for a while, and look for some new lighting solutions for your home. You may also consider implementing some eco-friendly holiday lighting options to save on your electrical bill this winter.

Brighten up with some new paint

A fresh coat of paint can make a huge impact on a space. Whether you are looking to give your home’s exterior a fresh new look or brighten up your interior with some new paint, giving even a small section of your home a new coat of paint can make your space looking clean and bright.

To learn more about Harjo Construction or to inquire about your home remodel and renovations, contact us today. Happy holidays!

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