Holiday Home Prep: Finish Home Remodel Projects Before Your Guests Arrive

The holidays are just around the corner, which usually means lots of entertaining and hosting. Now is the time to finish those home remodel projects you’ve been putting off, just in time for your guests’ arrival. Depending on the size of the project and the time you have to complete it, there are plenty of home remodel projects to do before the holidays roll around. No matter the scale of the project, it’s never too late to make home upgrades to make your guests feel pampered and welcomed. Just think, when your in-laws are gone you get to reap the benefits of your home remodel projects for the rest of the year!

Fresh Coat of Paint

A fresh coat of paint before your guests arrive will give your home that fresh, new feeling without breaking the bank or undergoing an extensive home remodel. New paint is probably the most inexpensive and quickest home remodel project to complete before the holidays.

New Furniture

Buying new furniture such as a new dining room or guest bedroom set can make your home look modern and updated, and will surely impress your holiday guests. Be mindful that ordering new furniture might take some time, so if you’re on a time constraint your best bet would be to buy from a local furniture store that has your furniture in stock.

Update Guest Bathrooms

The guest bathrooms likely don’t get too much use throughout the year, but while holiday guests are in town they will be used often. Consider using this time to do those updates you’ve always wanted to do such as adding a new vanity, replacing countertops or installing new flooring. Quick updates such as buying new bathroom accessories are also a good idea to make the bathroom feel brand new.

Kitchen Upgrades

The kitchen is the most used room in the house during the holiday season. While kitchen remodeling projects can take months, there are many projects to do that will take less time. Replacing the cabinet hardware, switching out lighting fixtures or giving the cabinets a fresh coat of paint are all options for those wanting to spruce up the kitchen before the holidays.


Your entryway is the first thing your guests see when walking through your front door, so consider updating your entry to invoke a warm and welcoming feeling for your guests. New paintings, framed family photos and new entryway furniture are all good options for entryway updates. If you have the space, consider expanding the entryway to make it feel more grand.


New flooring can transform the feel of your home, and there are many different options for homeowners to choose from. Choose from laminate, carpet, tile, wood and more, and talk to one of our qualified professionals about all the services you need to complete your project.


For the very best service from qualified, reliable and experienced professionals for all your home building and construction management needs, you can trust Central Island Contracting. For more information about our home remodeling projects here on Long Island, contact us!

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