Easy Home Improvement Ideas to Get your Home Ready for the Holidays

The holidays are a time of festivity and joy, and every corner of your home should reflect this celebratory spirit. As the days become shorter and the nights chillier, there is no better time to bring a fresh coat of elegance to your living space. With a few minor home improvement ideas, your home will be ready to celebrate the holiday season.

Whether you're looking to transform your fireplace into a cozy haven or your kitchen into a chef's paradise, there is a wealth of easy home improvement ideas to explore. This blog aims to offer you a curated selection of home improvement ideas to not only spruce up your space but also help you save money.

Ready to start your home transformation journey for the holiday season? Check out these easy home improvement upgrades you can get started with now.

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Breathe new life into your living room

As we step into the holiday season, the living room naturally regains its position as the backdrop for those special holiday moments. It’s here that you and your loved ones will gather to share warm moments around the fire and create precious holiday memories.

Let's look at how you can elevate this vital space in your home with easy home improvement ideas.


Wall panel systems & floating shelves

Give your walls a festive makeover that goes beyond just paint. Consider creating a gallery wall adorned with crown molding or adding a fresh stain to your hardwood floors to refresh your living room transformation.

Decorative wall cladding is a beautiful way to make your home look that extra bit luxurious and interesting. These highly customizable systems adapt perfectly to any room, adding character and depth to your living space. They are typically used with a fireplace, but also make a beautiful accent wall. 

Floating shelves can be used to add character to your living spaces and instantly give them a new life. Many Stoll customers use these two products together in basement renovations with mini bars and kitchenettes. Transforming your basement into a living space is a great way to create extra space for hosting and entertaining this holiday season. 

Source: HGI Cabinetry
Source: HGI Cabinetry
Design: The Berri Box | Photo: Daniel Wang
Design: The Berri Box | Photo: Daniel Wang

Fireplace transformations

During the holidays, a fireplace can become the focal point of celebrations, providing not only warmth but a mesmerizing glow that elevates the festive atmosphere to a whole new level.

Updating your fireplace with a fireplace door is a stylish and practical choice that can transform the look and functionality of your living space. Adding a fireplace door not only enhances the aesthetics of your hearth but also improves safety by containing sparks and embers. Whether you opt for a traditional or modern design, a fireplace door is a versatile and valuable addition that can enhance both the beauty and functionality of your fireplace.

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Not every home is equipped with a fireplace, but that shouldn’t limit your ability to create a cozy, inviting space.

If you don't have a fireplace, you can instantly add one to your home with Stoll's Fireplace Build-Out Kits, a hassle-free solution that transforms any room into a heartwarming space.

These kits, available in over 25 high-quality finishes, are designed to house the electric fireplace of your choice. No messy wood handling or complex drywall installations to worry about; the kits come cut to size and ready to assemble.



Mantel makeovers

You'd be surprised how much of a focal point your mantel becomes during the holidays. It dons many hats, serving as a stage for your holiday decorations, a resting place for stockings, and much more. It's time this (often overlooked) element receives a touch of rejuvenation for your holiday gatherings.

Stoll’s non-combustible fireplace mantels are crafted to add a unique character to any room. Fully customizable, these metal shelves offer a stunning yet functional addition to your fireplace, providing a perfect backdrop for your holiday decor and a safe platform for your television.


Safety Updates

With the gathering of family members over the holidays, safety becomes paramount. Fireplace screens and fireplace doors play a pivotal role in ensuring this, offering both safety and an aesthetic upgrade for your fireplace during the festive season.

With Stoll’s meticulously crafted collection of fireplace screens, you have a rich array of design options to ensure your fireplace is not just safe, but also a striking addition to your room’s décor for the holiday season.

The choices span across a spectrum of styles, including traditional, rustic, modern, and essentials, catering to a range of tastes and preferences.


Upgrade the Heart of the Home

The kitchen, often referred to as the heart of the home, holds a special place in the holiday celebrations. It witnesses the creation of delightful dishes and harbors those meaningful conversations over a few glasses of eggnog or warm hot chocolate. 

Let us guide you through some transformative home improvement ideas to get your kitchen holiday-ready.


Statement-making range hoods

A well-designed range hood not only accentuates the aesthetic appeal of your kitchen but also offers functional benefits, especially during large holiday gatherings. We offer a luxurious range of hand-crafted range hoods that bring the beauty of metal into your kitchen.

Choose a pre-existing design or get a custom-crafted one that echoes your style, and our design team will tailor it perfectly to fit your ventilation system of choice.

Combine this with a brand-new backsplash, and you'll enjoy cooking those holiday meals in what feels like a brand-new kitchen!


New kitchen countertops and cabinets

Cabinets and countertops are the foundational elements of a kitchen. As the holidays approach, give your kitchen a fresh and harmonious look by updating these elements. You may not have the time or money for a complete renovation, but you have options. 

You can opt to spray paint your kitchen cabinets for a transformative effect in a small amount of time. Or you may choose to update just one run of cabinets for a truly bespoke look. Mixing materials, finishes, and colors is so very popular!

Stoll's new modular metal and glass cabinets blend modern beauty with classic functionality. Sleek steel paired with the elegance of glass instantly transforms a kitchen design. No separate cabinet base or components are required which simplifies installation.

metal and glass cabinets

Revamp your bathroom in less than an hour

Transform your bathroom into a sanctuary of style and comfort with quick and simple upgrades. For example, you can switch your bathroom cabinets with new cabinet doors and change the bathroom mirror for an instant refresh.

Even small details like changing the cabinet pulls, incorporating new lighting, or adding new towel bars can make a big difference.


Take holiday improvements outside

DIY home improvement projects don't have to be limited to inside spaces. In just a few hours, you can completely transform your outdoor space too, creating the perfect environment for cozy outdoor gatherings by the fire.

Creating a warm and inviting outdoor area can extend the joyous atmosphere from the inside of your home to the outside, allowing for larger gatherings and cozy outdoor celebrations. 

Let's explore some great ideas to make your outdoor space a hub of holiday joy.


Add a glowing fire pit table

When the temperatures drop, there is nothing quite like gathering around a warm fire pit table to share stories and create wonderful memories.

Fire pit tables are a fantastic addition to your outdoor space, offering not only warmth but also a great style element. Whether it's a modern design with sleek lines or a rustic option that gives off a cozy vibe, adding a fire pit table can truly elevate your outdoor gatherings.

When choosing the perfect option for your home, you might find Stoll's range of fire pit tables aligns perfectly with your vision.

Craft an outdoor kitchen

Prepare for the holiday feast with a well-organized outdoor kitchen, offering various storage solutions that keep your essential tools within reach.

Kitchen islands and BBQ grill carts can transform your outdoor cooking experiences, perfect for roasting s'mores on chilly nights or extending your cooking space to accommodate large gatherings.

Be it a traditional setup or a contemporary design, creating a kitchen space that resonates with your style can be a rewarding project to undertake before the holidays.

Power washing your patio can also add a fresh look, enhancing your home's curb appeal while installing new outdoor lighting to make the space even more inviting.

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Make your home more beautiful than ever with these home improvement ideas


We hope you have found these easy home upgrade ideas helpful in getting your home ready for the busy holiday season. With our wide array of quality home improvement products, we are ready to assist you in bringing your dream home to life this holiday season as you gather together to celebrate and make memories with family and friends.

We invite you to explore the detailed range of Stoll products and reach out to our dealers for personalized solutions. Let the festivities begin!