How a Handyman Can Help Get Your Home Ready for the Holidays
Many families look forward to sharing traditions and meals during this time of the year, but the hustle and bustle of gift-buying, cleaning, updating, and preparing your home for guests can become overwhelming—and, before you know it, you’ve bitten off more than you can chew.
To help you more easily prepare for the holiday season, we’ve compiled a list of ways a handyman can take things off of your plate and get your home ready for the holidays.
Repairing or Replacing Damaged Drywall
Get your home ready for the holidays by taking care of any drywall repairs that may need to be performed. Perhaps you have damage on your walls from door knobs or drywall anchors, or your walls have weathered general wear and tear over the years.
No matter what your walls have been through, a handyman can help you with drywall installation, patching, and repair.
Upgrading Your Kitchen
Your kitchen will undoubtedly be one of the most visited rooms in your house. So why not upgrade it in time to accommodate your guests? There are plenty of ways a handyman can help you get your kitchen ready for the holidays.
A skilled handyman can help you fix or replace faucets, sinks, garbage disposals, or dishwashers to prepare for your guest’s arrival. They can also help you repair any minor plumbing issues you may be experiencing with your sink. You may also consider upgrading your kitchen appliances, such as installing or replacing your range hood, or getting new countertops.
A professional can also help you with smaller kitchen-related tasks, such as installing new pulls and handles on your cabinets or adding a backsplash to your sink area to give it a more welcoming and inviting touch.
Fixing or Replacing Drafty Windows
Not only do drafty windows cause energy inefficiency in your home, but they can also be frustrating when you're expecting house guests. A professional handyman can fix drafty windows in your house by placing weather stripping or sealant foam around the edges of the windows. They may also apply window insulation film around the windows to keep the cool air from entering.
In some cases, you may need repairs done on the frames or want to replace the entire window altogether. A skilled handyman can help you fix drafty windows or install new ones to create a more comfortable and energy-efficient environment in your home.
Installing Updated Fixtures
Installing fixtures into your home can feel overwhelming, especially when there are pieces such as ceiling fans and vanities throughout your entire home that need to be replaced. Fortunately, a handyman can help you speed up the process and complete fixture installation without all the added stress of trying to figure it out yourself.
Fixtures may include:
- Bathroom Vanities
- Window Treatments
- Towel Racks
- And More
Giving Your Bathroom an Upgrade
Other areas in your home that you can expect to be highly trafficked are your bathrooms. Everyone needs to use them, so ensure all toilets and sinks are operating correctly. Check for leaks, faulty flushing mechanisms, and secured attachments throughout your fixtures.
If you find that your bathroom could use a few upgrades or repairs, your local handyman can assist you with quickly installing and repairing fixtures such as toilets, sinks, vanities, mirrors, and more.
Assembling New Furniture
Are you entertaining out-of-town guests overnight for the holidays and want to update your spaces with new furniture—but don’t have time to put it together? A handyman can quickly and efficiently piece your furniture together and prepare your rooms for hosting.
While assembling furniture is a task you can do independently, you may need more time for another project. Hiring a handyman can simplify and expedite the process and leave your spaces ready to entertain!
Finishing Your Basement
Has finishing your basement been something that’s been put on the back burner? This is the perfect project to complete just before hosting holiday guests at your house! It will provide more room for activities and gatherings and open up an inviting new space for your loved ones to make memories!
Whether you need walls and carpet installed in your basement or simply a fresh coat of paint to brighten the area up, your local handyman can help you with your project and get your holidays started with a fresh new space you and your guests can enjoy together!
No matter your hosting situation, a handyman can help you prepare your home for the holidays! If you’re looking for a local and professional handyman to help you tackle your home improvement and repair projects, contact Home Care & Repair today!
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