Simple Thanksgiving Home Projects Before the Big Event
Thanksgiving is only a few short days away, and you're getting ready for the special occasion. Whether you're hosting your extended family or only receiving a few select guests, you want your home to make a great impression and make everyone feel comfortable. There are always home improvement projects to do, but you want to make a few simple changes to change your home's mood and atmosphere.
Alfred's Construction and Renovation in Houston is excited to offer you these simple home improvement ideas for Thanksgiving to get your home ready for the festive event.
Inspect Your Home
Before you begin an project, take a good look at your current setup in your home. Check some of the areas your guests will most likely visit on Thanksgiving, and make changes accordingly. Considering your kitchen will likely be a focal point of your festivities, placing extra attention on it is a good idea. Look for any easy scratch or dirt you can clean up. If you plan on showing your guests the bedrooms, a quick check might be worth a good idea. As Thanksgiving is a popular day for watching football, make sure your living or entertainment room is prepared to handle more people than usual.
Clean Up If Needed
Once you've taken a good look at your home, spend some time cleaning up the popular spots in it. A clean home makes an amazing impression on your guests. Look for any dirt buildup on your floor, especially if you wear shoes in your home. Take a look at your kitchen counter-tops and other surfaces and wipe them down if needed. If you have pets, sweeping any area covered with hair is a great idea, especially if you have guests allergic to them. If your broom and cleaning supplies aren't enough, consider our cleaning services.
Check for Proper Insulation
As the winter months arrive in Houston, temperatures fall rapidly. Check the current insulation in your home and make sure it is properly installed. Notice any leak or cold air current in your attic, around your windows, or by your door. Although it doesn't always snow in Houston, freezing temperatures can happen, so make sure you and your guests stay warm on Thanksgiving day.
Take a Look at Your Roof
As your guests approach your home, one of the areas they may notice is your roof. If you have the time, take a good look at your home's roof and spot any problem areas. Similar to insulation, if your roof has leaks, water and moisture may seep into your home. And if it's raining, you're even more at risk. Additionally, check your gutters to see if they're clogged, as this may cause flooding too. If you need additional guidance, take a glance from our recent blog post.
Tidy Up Your Outside
If you plan on using the outdoors on Thanksgiving, it might be worth to take care of your lawn, garden, bushes or any other plant life. If you have tree branches that may get in the way of your guests, safely cut them to ensure no one gets hurt. Also, if your home hasn't been power washed recently, consider cleaning your siding or bricks along your home. It can make a huge difference in your guests' eyes.
Alfred's Construction and Renovation in Houston hopes you gained some new preparation tips as Thanksgiving approaches. Alfred's is a premier general contractor in Houston with years of renovating homes and creating living environments you'll enjoy. Alfred's would be thrilled to be your renovation contractor in Houston and help keep your home's roof maintained. We invite you to contact us if you want to know more.