While other people might be dreaming of a White Christmas, some homeowners are dreaming of hosting bigger, better, and more memorable holiday parties in their homes. One of the most important elements of a great party is a beautiful, comfortable home that’s easy to entertain guests in. If your home isn’t prepared for guests, there’s no need to panic just yet. Contrary to popular belief, many home improvement projects are fast, quick, and affordable—and if you plan it right, you can guarantee a more beautiful home to share with friends and family well before Christmas this year.

In this guide to wintertime home improvement, our team at Hutcherson Construction shares some of the most popular last-minute projects for updating the home in December. Take a look at some of these ideas from our skilled home improvement experts and start planning now for a more memorable holiday season this year.

Get Your Roof Ready for Reindeer

If your roof isn’t in the best shape now, imagine what it’ll look like after Santa Claus and his nine reindeer visit your home this year. All joking aside, one of the worst winter disasters you can have to happen around the holiday season is an issue with your roof. If your roof is in bad condition, wintertime weather can make it difficult to control the indoor temperature. It can also decrease your home’s energy-efficiency and cause other issues that will affect the way you entertain your guests.

It’s always a good idea to have a roofing contractor visit your home before the start of the cold, snowy winter season to evaluate its condition. A trusted contractor can check for missing shingles, holes, cracks, and leaks and suggest roof repairs or a replacement for making it through the winter without problems.

Give Your Home a New Winter Coat

Your home’s siding is like a brand-new, warm winter coat. If your current siding is worn-out, cracked, or damaged, replacing it will help to keep your household warm and cozy over the worst weather of the year. Just like a brand-new roof, your home’s siding is important for keeping costs down and preventing energy loss. Not to mention, replacing your home’s deteriorating siding installation will dramatically increase its curb appeal.Like roof replacement, siding replacement is a major renovation that can add plenty of value to your home. Winter is low season for home remodeling, which can mean that rates are low and availability from the best contractors is high. For best results, ask for an estimate from a top-rated siding company in your area for ideas and options for replacement. 

Holiday Lights 

As warm, light, and lively as the party may be inside, winter evenings in Kalamazoo are dark, wet, and stormy outside. If the lighting is bad around the exterior of your home, it can even be dangerous for guests to make their way to your front door. Holiday light displays are beautiful but temporary. Consider adding plenty of extra permanent lighting outside for extra visibility to welcome your holiday guests. You can even use lighting to make your home appear more attractive from the street, with floodlights and spotlights. You can use different types of lighting to strategically to brighten up a Christmas or holiday display, beautiful landscaping, your house number, the front porch, and other important areas. 

Forget the Halls and Deck the Exterior 

While you might think of deck areas for summer entertaining in your home, decks can be amazing additions over the winter season, too. While there are many amazing options for creating a beautiful deck for your home, homeowners in Kalamazoo should consider PVC decking materials. PVC decks are engineered for top weather resistance and durability. For comfortable outdoor entertaining in the winter, consider electric radiant strip heaters, portable space heaters, and other built-in and portable outdoor heating options. Add cozy seating and invite friends and family over for an unforgettable holiday season right in your own home.

Exceptional Home Upgrades in the Kalamazoo Area

When it comes to home exterior remodeling in Michigan, there’s no better place to go than right here at Hutcherson Construction. Since 2014, our roofing contractor experts have been helping homeowners make their homes more functional, beautiful, and valuable in the spring, summer, fall, and winter—and you can count on us to help you make your home even more amazing no matter what time of the year it is. 

Whether you’re hoping to upgrade your roof, replace your home’s siding, build a beautiful deck, or perform another home exterior remodeling service, our roofing and siding company here for you. Give our team a call to speak with an agent now about your home remodeling project, or fill out our online form to request a free, no-obligation, in-home pricing estimate and consultation.