Between family gatherings and social visits, we often find ourselves with more time than usual around the house during the holidays. That makes this time of year a great opportunity to catch up on to-do lists for tasks like home improvement projects, interior decorating, and upgrading to the latest smart home technology. Our real estate agents
are here to provide some inspiration with these projects that you can complete during the holiday season.
Install a Modern Home Security System for Peace of Mind
With so many packages arriving, gifts being opened, and guests visiting, the holiday season is an especially important time to make sure your home is as secure as possible. If you don't have a home security system or your current system is outdated, there are tons of powerful home security systems from the biggest brands that are easier than ever to install.
Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat to Save Energy and Boost Comfort
Investing in a smart thermostat can help you save on energy bills, reduce energy consumption when you're not at home, and ensure that your home is always at just the right temperature when you arrive. You can even control a smart thermostat with your favorite mobile devices, so you can adjust your home's heating and cooling when you're out of the house.
Create a Holiday Light Show with Smart Home Tech
Looking for a fun little holiday project that the kids will love? You can create a holiday light show with a few smart light bulbs and your favorite smart speaker. Both Google Home and Amazon Echo make it easy to create a display with festive colors and your favorite holiday tunes.
Install a Smart Display to Manage Your New Devices
If you're looking for an easy way to manage all of your smart home tech from one device, a smart display can be a great investment. In addition to controlling all of your smart home equipment, these displays make it easy to do everything from making video calls to finding the best recipes for holiday meals.
Clean and Organize Cooking Ingredients
If you're planning to spend plenty of time in the kitchen creating unforgettable holiday meals this year, you can make life easier by getting organized before you start cooking. Go through all of the ingredients in your kitchen, get rid of anything that's no longer good, and organize ingredients so that everything you need is close at hand for the holidays.
Give Your Yard and Windows a Holiday Refresh
Do you love decorating your home for the holidays? Before you get busy decking the halls, it's worth doing some tidying up to ensure that your decorations truly shine. Start outdoors by clearing out leaves, removing debris, cleaning windows, and making sure that your landscaping features are looking great before you hang those holiday lights.
Declutter and Organize to Make Room for the Holidays
Especially if you have kids, the holiday season tends to be a time when a lot more clutter gets added to the home. Make your life easier after all those gifts are opened by taking some time to declutter and organize before the big days arrive. Clearing out clutter is part art, part science – what stays and goes depends on your personal tastes. Start small by organizing a closet, then move on to bigger projects like spare rooms, the garage, or other large storage spaces.
Transform Your Bathroom with a Fresh Coat of Paint
A fresh coat of paint in a new color can do so much to transform any room, but repainting the whole house is quite an undertaking. So why not start with a project that won't cause nearly as much upheaval? Thanks to mirrors, tiles, fixtures, and lights, bathrooms tend to have less surface area to cover when you repaint them, perfect for a weekend project.