Daz­zle hol­i­day guests with a mini home makeover

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With presents to buy and dec­o­ra­tions to hang, the hol­i­day hus­tle will keep you busy, leav­ing lit­tle time to pre­pare your home for fes­tive en­ter­tain­ing. The Home Depot Canada has made a list - and checked it twice - to help you turn your home into a func­tional space this sea­son.

Give guests a warm wel­come

The right light­ing brings warmth to an oth­er­wise stark guest room. Add a dim­mer to ad­just bright­ness or top bed­side ta­bles with new lamps or shades. And don’t for­get fresh linens and sea­sonal flo­rals for that per­sonal touch.

Fash­ion meets func­tion

Noth­ing says cozy more than a shag rug. Soft, thick rugs in solid neu­trals be­come a fo­cal point for any liv­ing area or bed­room. And with a nod to the retro flair of the 60s, con­sider bold geo­met­rics and over­sized pat­terns to add some drama.

Glam up the guest bath­room

Im­press your guests with bou­tique ho­tel ameni­ties like cus­tom soaps and over­sized, plush tow­els. Bring that spa feel­ing into your home by chang­ing up the show­er­head to a rain­fall or mas­sager style.

Re­vi­tal­ize the kitchen

With open con­cept liv­ing the kitchen be­comes a part of the en­ter­tain­ing space, with guests gath­er­ing around the ta­ble or is­land for food and friendly chat­ter. This sea­son, give your kitchen a facelift by re­plac­ing the cab­i­netry hard­ware. This is a sim­ple and cost ef­fec­tive way to up­date the look with­out break­ing the bank. A new faucet can add a big im­pact to a well-used space – not to men­tion more func­tion­al­ity.

Hol­i­day hang up

Make sure you have enough space for guests to store their win­ter gear. Pick up ex­tra wall hooks and hang­ers for your visi­tors’ coats and scarves. Pur­chase ex­tra floor mats to keep snow, salt and dirt con­tained and to pre­vent spillover onto your floors.

More help­ful hints on mak­ing the most of your space can be found at www.home­de­pot. ca or at a store near you.

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