5 Home Updates on Our Wishlist for 2020
There’s no place like home for the holidays, and there’s no better time to make some upgrades around the house than as a treat for the holiday season. Most of us spend more time in our houses than in any other place, especially right now, so it’s sensible to make sure it’s the perfect space for you and your family.
If you love having friends and family over for the holidays, you can also make some simple upgrades to make entertaining guests even easier and more enjoyable. If you’re looking to do some home improvement, let’s go over five home updates that should be on your wishlist.
1. Upgrade your heating system.
When it gets chilly, you’re going to want to turn on the heat and cozy up under a blanket and to do that, you’ll need a working heating system. If you need a new heating system, there’s no better time than before the cold weather hits. Being able to crank the thermostat up when it starts to snow outside is a must in a lot of winter climates, so homeowners should invest in a replacement if their heating system is old or not functioning properly. While a new heating system is definitely an investment, you’ll find that you can finance the cost to make it fairly affordable, and prospective buyers will definitely appreciate the upgrade if you choose to sell your home one day.
2. Try some fresh paint.
There’s no easier way to transform a space than with a change of color and a new coat of paint. If you’re not willing to commit to a full repaint, consider trying an accent wall with a color that matches your décor. Accent walls also have the added benefit of making your space look bigger, and can tie in different design elements in the room.
3. Build a bar.
If you love to have holiday parties or have friends over to watch the game on Sunday, there’s no better update to a home than a modern, fully stocked bar. You’d be surprised how naturally a bar can fit into a variety of spaces in your room, whether you have a game room, a dining room, or even a large furnished basement that’s suitable for entertaining. Get a few comfy bar stools and some vintage decorations you like and enjoy cocktails whenever you want with your friends and family.
4. Create a home theatre.
Given how much time we spend indoors hiding from the cold in the winter, what better way to change up your home than to add a movie room? It may be a while before movie theaters are open again, due to the ongoing pandemic, but that doesn’t mean you can’t create your own home theater room and bring the movie theater right into your home. A home theater is perfect for the family, but it’s also fantastic for entertaining. Movie night is a lot more fun with some popcorn, a professional sound system, and a big screen. If you’re not sure how to create a home theater, enlist the help of experts before you design and build.
If you’re a fan of video games, make sure you design a space for your game console so you can enjoy your games in high-resolution with surround sound. Even if you aren’t putting a movie on, it’s easy to get a big screen that’s compatible with Roku or Apple TV, so you can access an entire media library and watch it from the comfort of your new home theater.
5. Update your kitchen.
If there’s one thing that’s always true about the holidays, it’s that there’s always something to cook. Considering how much time we spend in the kitchen, and how important it is to have high-quality appliances, your kitchen should always be at the top of your priority list when you’re making a home improvement project list. It doesn’t have to cost a fortune either. Kitchen and bathroom upgrades also tend to hold their value, so you’ll be improving the resale value of your home if you should ever choose to move by ensuring your kitchen is picture-perfect.