Last Chance Holiday Prep: Home Improvement Projects You Can Still Get Done Before the Holidays

Cathleen V | Wednesday, October 14, 2020

As we continue rolling into fall and winter, we're getting ready to make our homes look wonderful before the holiday season begins. But what kind of projects do you still have time for before the holidays are upon us? With this list, you'll be able to tackle a few projects to spruce up your home so that you can focus on enjoying your holidays this year.

Update Your Curb Appeal

Curb Appeal
Curb Appeal

New exterior doors can quickly make your home much more inviting, giving you a warm welcome home every time you walk through the door. It also gives you the opportunity to install a more energy-efficient door or to change out the hardware at the same time for smart-home technology.

Get Rid of Drafty Windows

Old windows not only age your home, but they also make it harder to heat it efficiently. By changing out your windows for more efficient ones, you can spend more money on what you want instead of utility payments.

Update an Aging Vanity

Kith Vanity
Kith Vanity

If you're expecting guests for the holiday season, why not update the guest bathroom with a new vanity? Whether it's to increase storage space, improve organization, or simply create a better appearance, find something you like and make an easy weekend project of replacing it.

Roll Out the Red Carpet


Whether you want to add cozy carpet to your bedrooms, laminate flooring to create a better appearance in public areas or vinyl plank flooring for a water-resistant bathroom or kitchen, there are a number of options to help you create a great impression and a more enjoyable home.

Tile the Hard Spaces

It doesn't matter if it's a new countertop to improve your kitchen or bath's appearance, a tile backsplash to protect your walls from water damage or a fresh entryway floor, tile provides you with a great option to quickly update your home's style and improve its value.

Everything Including the Kitchen Sink

Kitchen Sink
Kitchen Sink

If your kitchen sink or faucet is looking a bit ragged or stained, you've still got plenty of time to put a replacement into your kitchen, setting it up for a great season of holiday cooking. Why not consider upgrading or adding a garbage disposal at the same time to keep things running efficiently?


By taking the time to see to a few of these projects, you can make an investment in your home with plenty of time left to enjoy the holiday season, no matter which projects you choose to pursue. If you're ready to see what you can do for your holiday home improvement projects, why not take a few minutes to see what Home Outlet has to offer to help you save money in the process? We'd be happy to help you find the right solutions for your home improvement needs.

About The Author

Cathleen V. is a dedicated DIYer, writer and artist living with her family on their sheep farm in southwest Missouri. With over 26 years of experience in contracting and advanced DIY, she loves helping people find their inner artist and style. She's an active member of the local arts scene creating beautiful glass and fiber artwork, and also volunteers in a range of emergency response roles in the community.


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