Ho, Ho, Home Improvements: Holiday Home Maintenance Tips

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! But for many homeowners it’s also one of the busiest times of the year. Between finishing up work projects, decorating your home, buying gifts, hosting parties, and getting ready for company, it can be easy to forget about home maintenance for a while. Luckily, there are a few simple home maintenance projects that you can complete is just one day to keep your home looking its best this holiday season.

4 Holiday Home Improvement Projects

If you’re ready to get started on some holiday home improvements, use the list below for some simple home maintenance projects you can start this weekend:

Holiday Home Maintenance Tips

Get Help with HVAC Maintenance

Though some home improvement projects can be tackled on your own, you should leave your HVAC system maintenance to the experts. The team at Sheldon’s Heating & Air Conditioning can help make sure that your heating system is ready for the holiday season and beyond! Give us a call today to schedule a service appointment: (877) 411-9888.

4 Easy Home Improvements You Can Do in 1-Hour

Most homeowners take pride in their home and want to do whatever possible to keep it up-to-date and nice space to live. However, not every homeowner has a lot of free time on their hands to take on home improvement projects. If you’re pressed for time but still want to make some simple improvements to your home, check out these 4 home improvement projects you can tackle in just 1-hour:

  1. Clean up your front walkway.

Though this may not seem like the most exciting home improvement project, you will be amazed at how much the look and feel of your home will change when you take some time to show a little TLC to your front walkway. First, start by removing any debris and sweeping the area to get rid of dirt and other grime. Then, rent a power washer to get it nice and clean. You can attach the power washer to your hose, and start with it on the lowest pressure, increasing intensity as necessary. Make any other small fixes you may need to along the way such as adding a fresh coat of paint and patching up any cracks in the pavement.

  1. Put up curtains in any room.

Though finding just the right curtain for each room in your home may take time, installing window treatments can typically be completed in less than 1-hour. When purchasing curtains, curtain rods, and hardware, make sure that you get the right size for each of your windows. It helps if you write down the measurements before you go shopping. The perfect curtains can add a little more character to any room without taking up too much of your time.

  1. Create a weather-shielding canopy for your outdoor space.

Creating a more comfortable outdoor space is a worthwhile endeavor. However, some outdoor projects like building a deck or revitalizing your landscaping take time. If you only have an hour or so but want to spruce up your back-yard, try building a canopy with a dropcloth and four poles. This will not only provide some shade for your outdoor space but will also help shield you from a sudden downpour. Not only is this a quick home improvement project, but it also costs much less than custom shading structures.

  1. Change the hardware on your cabinets.

Want to refresh your cabinets but don’t have the time or budget to completely replace them? Instead, try changing the hardware. Replacing your old cabinet hardware with new can help you give the cabinets a new look in only an hour’s time. Once you’ve chosen the new hardware, all you’ll need is a screwdriver to remove the old materials and install the new hardware.

Not every home improvement project can be completed in just one hour. In fact, more complex projects may require you to call in the professionals. If you need an HVAC repair or even just a routine maintenance service, give the HVAC experts at Sheldon’s a call: (877) 411-9888.