When friends and family are headed to your home for the holidays, there are a million things you’d like to get done. In August, our to-do lists are long and ambitious. When weeks remaining turn into days remaining, however, what you can realistically accomplish necessitates a shorter and shorter list. No worries. There are still lots of last-minute home repairs you can complete before your guests arrive, many of them in an hour or less. These last-minute home repairs will go a long way towards making your home look its very best. Here are just a few:
Changing Cabinet Hardware
Sure, new kitchen or bath cabinets would be great, but purchasing and installing new cabinetry is expensive and time consuming. Want to give your cabinetry a fresh look without all the time and expense? Replacing your hardware is one of our simple last-minute home repairs that can really update a space. There is a wide variety of options in terms of cost and style, ensuring that you can make a choice that’s right for your home and budget. What’s more, all you need is a drill or screwdriver and about an hour for even large rooms, and you’ll be done in no time.
Over time, your kitchen or bath faucet can really become a problem. It can drip, leak, or even cause damage and mold growth that is unhealthy for you, your family, and your guests. While almost any faucet can be rebuilt, sometimes the easiest and cheapest solution is to replace it. It may sound like a complex project, but with as little as $40, you can pick out a faucet that will freshen the style of your home and take care of the leak that been frustrating you. Installation usually takes about an hour and all you need to do is make a quick call to schedule an appointment
Nothing can make your home feel less cozy and warm than a cold breeze across the dining room table. Drafty windows and doors can cause your guests to get a chill and your furnace to work overtime. This is one of those last-minute home repairs that won’t be visible to your guests, but it will certainly add to their enjoyment of the holiday at your home. Doors should have weather stripping applied on both sides and across the top of the door frame. You may also wish to install a door sweep or use a draft stopper. Windows may need weather stripping along the bottom of the sash to prevent drafts. Other types of insulation, such as felt, may help fill other voids you find in your windows. This will be one of the least expensive quick repairs you can make to your home, and won’t take much time at all.
Replacing a Fan or Light Fixture
Old fans and fixtures can really make a home look outdated. This is a great last-minute home repair because these fans and fixtures come at a variety of price points and they can typically be installed in less than an hour. Whether it’s an old brass chandelier in the dining room or a wobbly old ceiling fan, you can update your home inexpensively with a new fixture here and there.
Remember, electrical work can be dangerous. Call a professional home repair service like Hogan’s Handyman Services.
Re-Caulk Shower or Bathtub
Many people are surprised by what a new bead of caulk can do for a shower or bath. If your guest bathroom has cracking or mildewed caulk, now is a great time to replace it. Be sure to remove all previous caulking, and only use silicone, waterproof caulking in your bathroom.
Last-Minute Home Repairs Before Your Guests Arrive
These are just some of the last-minute home repairs you can take care of before your guests arrive. Tight on time? Don’t want to spend the days before the holidays working on your home? No problem. Just contact Hogan’s Handyman Services! Our experienced Handymen can handle any of these small projects, as well as the larger ones on your list. Just use the “Contact” on our site, or call 203-888-6042!