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shutterstock_322340546Make your home guest-ready this holiday with these holiday home improvement ideas.

Winter brings with it lots of visiting family and friends. Now is the time to ensure that your home is ready for the influx of visitors. Here are a couple of easy ways to make a dramatic impact on your home.

#1 New Carpet

Over time, your carpets become dirty and worn. You may have become so accustomed to how they look that you do not notice the carpet stains, spots and odors anymore. But, it will be the first thing that your guests notice. Your flooring is the largest surface area in your home. It is quickly scrutinized by your guests. When your carpet doesn’t look good, it reflects poorly on your housekeeping.  Not only is old carpet an eyesore, but it can also harbor mold and mildew. Vomit, pet urine, and feces absorb into the carpet padding. This eventually leads to a buildup of mildew and mold under the carpet. Therefore, why not spruce up your home with new carpeting? Not only will it impress your guests, but it might also make your home healthier, especially if you suffer from allergies to mold.

#2 Custom Window Treatments

The right curtains can turn any window into a stunning focal point. They can also add warmth and coziness to a room. Hunter Douglas Duette Honeycomb Shades, available at Nest Expressions, are perfect for a holiday makeover. They come in a variety of styles and colors that are perfect for the winter. They are designed to let in the warmth of the sun while also blocking out the cold. This helps increase overall energy efficiency in your home, helping to lower energy bills during the winter.

#3 New Bedding and Pillows

A great way to freshen up your guest room this holiday season is with new bedding and pillows. Choose fabrics that provide a soft, warm feel. To really impress guests, consider custom bedding and decorative pillows offered by Nest Expressions. This bedding is exclusively designed for your space. Tailor-made bedding will give your bedrooms an exclusive, high-end look.

#4 An Area Rug

Area rugs are great holiday updates for the home as they are very versatile and can be used to add style to almost any room.  Do you want to soften the edges of hardwood, vinyl or laminate floors? Area rugs can serve many different functions including protecting floors from being scuffed and scratched by furniture.

For more home decorating ideas for the holidays, contact Nest Expressions in Pittsburgh. Their design experts can help you transform your home for the holidays.

 

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