Home improvement Adelaide.
Carols are being played on the radio, festive lights are twinkling in the streets, and there’s a certain magic in the air. It can only mean one thing – Christmas is almost here!
It’s the most wonderful time of the year. It can also be the most stressful – with distant relatives visiting from interstate, decorations to put up and a whole lot of mouths to feed for Christmas lunch. Over the next few weeks, swarms of friends, family and everyone in between will be coming in and out of your house. So now is the best time to get your home ready for the big season.
What can you do to make your home more comfortable for your guests during Christmas? There are plenty of home improvement ideas that will not only improve the look of your living space but increase the value of your home. Read on to discover our best home improvement ideas for Christmas.
Why should I improve my home before Christmas?
According to a 2019 survey by ME Bank, more than 1,000 Australians improve their homes in the lead-up to the holidays. But why so many?
31% of people surveyed claimed it was to prepare for Christmas guests, while another 31% said that they simply liked using the silly season as a self-imposed deadline.
Whatever the reason, the Christmas break is the perfect time to finish your home improvement projects. Your kitchen, for example, is likely to be the hub of your holiday celebrations. You may need a bigger space to accommodate all the preparing, cooking and washing up for Christmas dinner. Making your kitchen bigger doesn’t have to be as drastic as knocking down a wall – even replacing a wall of cabinets with exposed shelves can make the room appear larger and more spacious.
Have guests staying over for Christmas? Why not spruce up the spare bedrooms and bathrooms? Not only will it make them more comfortable during their visit, but you’ll be left with beautiful, updated rooms that enhance your home.
Tips for renovating your home during Christmas
Check who else is taking a Christmas break
Before you tear down your kitchen or decommission your toilet, ring around and ask which tradies and consultants will be working over the Christmas holidays.
If you decide to do your home improvements yourself, you’ll still need to know which suppliers are open so you can get exactly what you want without waiting.
It’s easy to get over-excited at the thought of giving your home a facelift during the holidays. After all, you finally have the time to do all the things you’ve been putting off all year. But be careful not to bite off more than you can chew. You may find yourself stuck with an unfinished project as you return back to work.
Instead of tackling the whole job in one go, plan to make a start and then have a strategy on how the improvements will be finished. For example, you may decide to get a headstart on it yourself and then call in the professionals once Christmas is over.
Home improvement Adelaide: Ideas for Christmas
Turn your veranda into an outdoor room
Hosting Christmas this year for the entire family? All those uncles, aunties, cousins and friends of friends need to go somewhere. Take advantage of the gorgeous Australian summer and have Christmas outside.
Outdoor blinds, such as Zipscreen or Ziptrak, are specially designed for alfresco entertaining areas such as pergolas, verandahs and balconies. Each blind is custom-made to give you the perfect fit from edge to edge, with no gaps, guaranteed.
This gives you the option of creating an enclosed, additional space in your very own backyard. Now you can have that second dining space perfect for hosting the whole family for Christmas lunch.
The learn more, read our blog, Adelaide outdoor blinds: Best outdoor blinds for summer
Install plantation shutters
Christmas means a full house of guests, decorations and general shenanigans. The last thing you need to worry about during this busy time is dirty fingerprints on your window coverings. Go with a low-maintenance option this year and opt for some plantation shutters.
Plantation shutters are minimalist, sleek, modern and elegant in appearance. They’re also made from sustainable, non-toxic and 100% fully recyclable basswood – making them both safe for your home and environmentally friendly.
And best of all, plantation shutters are coated with resilient water-based paint. So all they need is a quick wipe down with a damp cloth to get them sparkling clean.
Add some softness to your bedrooms
Your guests have travelled far and wide to spend Christmas with you and your family. Show them you appreciate their effort by allowing them to unwind in your newly updated bedrooms.
Turn your spare bedrooms into a sanctuary of rest and relaxation with some simple additions. You can add touches of wood – whether in the furniture or accents – to add warmth. The right lighting will create ambience and give the room a cozy feel. And the right block-out curtains will make the bedroom appear soft and inviting.
Curtains come in a large array of colours, patterns, textures and finishes. They can be custom designed to suit your home and reflect your personal style. And just like your wooden furniture or dramatic lighting, curtains add softness to your bedrooms, creating the ultimate refuge from the outside world.
For more inspiration, read our blog, Adelaide curtain and blinds trends with MDR Design’s Margaret De Ruvo-Reaiche
Running low on home improvement ideas this Christmas? We can help!
With over 60 years of experience, Bob Burns Blinds has the expertise, knowledge and creative flair to turn your home into a Christmas haven.
We have an extensive range of custom-made window coverings to suit all sizes and requirements, inside and out. Our great range of interior and exterior blinds, security doors and shutters ensure Bob Burns Blinds can offer something for everyone. Get your free measure and quote here.