Sometimes the holidays, with all the food and music and guests and general hustle-and-bustle, seem to crash upon us like an inescapable wave. Other years, they tend to creep up on us quietly, arriving as a surprise. One thing is certain however: the holidays are approaching! If you have guests coming, you don’t want to leave the preparations to the last minute. Instead, plan ahead so you can enjoy the holidays more! One way to do this is with interior painting.
Painting to Prepare for Holiday Guests: Where to Start?
Whether your guests are coming for an evening or a week, there are certain areas of the home that are sure to be used. The kitchen and living room are the first places we should look at. Step in to these areas and try to look around with a fresh eye, a guest’s eye, and evaluate what you see.
- Are the baseboards scuffed or scraped?
- Are there bumps, scrapes, or stains on the walls?
- Do the walls look faded, bland, or dated?
- Are the cabinets in rough shape?
Painting your kitchen and/or living room is a wonderful way to inject fresh life into the heart of your home, a sure way to please your family and your guests! Even if you just touch up the baseboards or repaint one problematic wall, the effect is surprising and worthwhile.
Do the Bathrooms Need a Coat of Paint?
While nobody plans to spend significant time in a bathroom during a visit, this room makes a big difference to the comfort of your guests. If the walls are showing the effects of time, be they damaged or dated, it’s time to transform this lowly (but oh-so-necessary) room!
Repainting a small to mid-sized bathroom is a very manageable project. If you have been dreaming about a new look in your restroom, the upcoming holidays give you a great reason to move this to the top of your to-do list!
A Room of Their Own
Will your guests be staying the night? If so, it would be good to step into the guest room and look around with fresh eyes again. Are the colors calm and inviting? Does the room feel fresh and clean?
A guest room is another manageable interior painting project, whether you plan to do it yourself, or to hire a professional house painter. Designers typically recommend neutral colors for a guest room, such as a grayish lavender, sage green, greige, light blue, or a clean gray. These colors are pleasant and restful, appealing to a wide range of tastes.
A Grand Welcome
If the essential rooms of your home are all in great shape, you might want to give a second thought to first impressions. A new coat of paint on the front door or a freshening up of your foyer could be just the thing to set the tone for a successful holiday visit!
Schedules Fill Up Fast; Get an Estimate Today!
Do you have interior painting that you want done before the holidays? Now is the time to get an estimate and reserve a place on your house painter’s schedule. With a bit of foresight and planning, you can be ready for the holidays and your guests, and avoid being bowled over by that wave!
Southington Painting is a residential painting company serving Connecticut. With 40 years of history in this region, we have earned a reputation for excellence and integrity. It would be an honor for us to help you get your home ready for holiday visits. Call us or use our online tool to schedule a free painting estimate today!