Have you caught your wife eyeing the neighbor’s kitchen during summer barbecues, or picked up hints from your parents about how great it would be if they had a bathroom like yours in their master suite? It might be time to give them the best gift they’ll receive this holiday season: a remodel. Something as small as installing new kitchen backsplash can make a big splash in the eyes of your loved ones this holiday season.
Unless you’re able to send your loved one on a cruise to keep them out of your house, doing a huge remodel (say, installing a new bathroom floor in their favorite hardwood) might not be feasible. That’s not a problem, because many current trends in home décor lean towards a more down-home, rustic look instead of the sleek, modern style that’s been featured in home magazines for years. Because of this, it’s easy to do a homemade chalkboard fridge-front, or putting in a hanging planter near the sink window. Doing a smaller project such as adding in a built-in wine rack to an unused cabinet for your favorite Napa Valley veteran not only is a simple way to spruce up unused space, but also shows your attention to their personality. Another great way to do this is to install new mirrors or lighting in the bathroom – what seems like a small change can make a huge difference overall, and your effort will shine through.
If you do want to go with a bigger project, there are good ways to go about it that will ensure everyone involved is happy with the end result. A successful home remodel is like a successful relationship in that it requires communication. If you’re going to go with a larger project like all-new cabinetry in the kitchen, talking over expectations and plans with your partner, family, or friend is key to making sure the project goes off without a hitch. Giving a home remodel is a unique and non-traditional gift, and offers an opportunity to give someone something that will last them and make them smile for years to come, so you want to make sure you get them exactly what they want. Don’t worry if you’re not close enough to have that conversation, as this may be a gift you’d like to give, say, a close friend and his wife. He’ll undoubtedly like to involve his wife in the remodel, so handing them a certificate and our phone number will be an excellent way to give the happy couple their gift.
Whether it’s a friend, family member, coworker, neighbor, or even one of your grown children, giving the gift of a home remodel can be a great way to display your affection and attention to detail and their personality without breaking the bank. Whenever you’re unsure of what to do, or want to consult with us for your big project, we’re your trustworthy, local contractor for all your holiday needs.