Gryphon Builders recommends a Kitchen Remodel with hand crafted custom cabinetry, granite countertops, and cutting edge appliances that are guaranteed to wow dinner guests and make using your new kitchen enjoyable too. Add new flooring, paint, and lighting and Santa might come for dinner instead of just cookies.
Also a Fireplace—Need a place to hang the stockings? Vented natural gas fireplace inserts are energy efficient, cozy, and simple to install. However, if you're a stickler for tradition you might prefer a wood burning fireplace with a stone hearth or a hardwood mantelpiece.


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Island Kitchen and LightingHoustonians enjoy 12 months of outdoor entertaining. An easy holiday home improvement is an outdoor kitchen. This new addition extends your indoor and outdoor living. Budget $8,000, and include a refrigerator, sink, burners, and showcase granite and brick details to insecure you have all the elements of today’s outdoor kitchens.

Lighting is the final ornament in a room’s décor. Converting plain recessed lights into hanging pendants can transform any room. Rather than call an expensive electrician, use the Instant Pendant Light to hide the old recessed hole with the canopy and screw the adaptor and shade into the old socket.


The Amish Craftsman recommends a new table or hall seat for the entry way. Add festive decorations to make a statement that your guests will see as soon as they arrive. Don’t have to replace your entire dining room set to make a change in time for the holidays. Sometimes small additions (or deletions) can make a difference in a room. Consider changing just your arm chairs or adding a sideboard or buffet for additional storage. If you are short on cash and time during the holidays, and still want to redesign a room before the entertaining begins, don’t be afraid to move things around. Sometimes all you need to create a new look is right under your own roof! You might be surprised what hidden treasures you have that are just in the wrong place or setting. Keep an open mind and eye as you wander around your house and you might be inspired just in time for the holidays! Consider mixing nontraditional colors for the holidays. Turquoise, plum, sage, grey and lime green all mix with silver and gold to make unique combinations. You can find orange, blue and even purple poinsettias covered in glitter to really pop and add glamour to your room or porch. 


Cabinets and Design has a new line of high quality bathroom vanities and kitchen island butcher block tables that can be installed in a day or two. A great inexpensive and easy way to spruce up your two most important rooms on a budget and in time.