It is nearly that time of year again! Can you believe that Thanksgiving is just a few short weeks away? This is one of the most celebrated times for Americans around the globe. If you’re hosting this year, then you still have some time to make sure that your home is ready to receive guests and host such a wonderful family holiday.
Here are five ways that you can get your home ready for thanksgiving in order before you run out of time.
1. Repaint Your Interiors
Old and peeling paint is not at all attractive. Understandably, we have had other things to worry about, but with life going back to normal, now is the perfect time to tackle DIY projects. Before you get used to the tired walls in your house, you should give them a fresh coat of paint. Paint makes all the difference when it comes to breathing new life into a space.
2. Buy A New Dining Table and Chairs
Thanksgiving is all about family. Make sure that yours will be as comfortable as possible this year by upgrading the furniture in your dining room. If you do a lot of entertaining, you should consider investing in a larger table with more chairs. Choose chairs that are comfortable but also supportive; upholstered chairs are usually a favorite for dining rooms.
3. Fix The Roof
There is nothing worse than a leaky roof. If you’re concerned about any potential roofing issues ruining your holiday, get reputable roofing contractors to come out and check for you. There are some common roofing issues that you are likely to encounter at least once in your time as a homeowner, these include damaged shingles, broken flashing, punctures, and holes.
Luckily, these can all be fixed long before your guests arrive. The key is to not put it off for too long, which could lead to disappointment.
4. Make Sure Your Fireplace is Ready
There is nothing that warms a room quite like a wood fire. In the interest of not burning your house down, it is highly recommended that you use a fireplace for them. Fireplaces are the best way to have a focal design point within your room that will also serve a practical purpose.
Have your chimney swept a week before your guests arrive, that way you will get rid of any debris and soot that has built up over the summer.
5. Check Your Oven
Little would be quite as embarrassing as inviting your family over for Thanksgiving Dinner, only to discover that your oven has packed up and left you in the lurch. If your oven has been giving you hassles lately then perhaps it is time for you to consider replacing it. Do your research online first for tips on picking the best available alternative that is within your budget.
The most important part about Thanksgiving is that the family is together. We all have our favourite memories of this holiday, and the very best memories are made at home.