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Spruce Up Your Home for the Holidays

Get your home prepared for family and guests with a few simple pre-holiday DIY projects. There are a number of quick and inexpensive projects that will give your home a fresh look and leave your guests in awe. Here are some suggestions.

house address plaque


The front of the house is a good place to start your pre-holiday DIY projects>/a>. Make sure package delivery trucks and guests can find you with new house numbers and name plaques.

The front door is a great place for several home DIY projects. New doorknobs, a door knocker, mail slot, and metal kickplates are quick upgrades that are sure to get noticed.

Add a charming mechanical door bell, a speakeasy grille for added security, and a hook for hanging the wreath, and you are ready to greet guests.

vintage door hardware


Inside, install some coat hooks on the wall in the entry for coats and hats or make your own coat tree. Enter any room turning the knob on your new interior door sets. Choose from passage, privacy, and dummy door sets in dozens of styles including brass, glass, porcelain, and more in every design style.


The pre-holiday DIY projects continue in the kitchen where a new faucet brings new life and function to this hub of holiday activity. From traditional wall or deck mounts to modern faucets with built in sprayers, you will find the perfect faucet for your style and budget.

metal pull on kitchen cupboard

New cabinet knobs and pulls are a simple upgrade that are easy on the budget. Knobs and pulls come in literally hundreds of styles to complement any décor from Art Deco to Mid-Century to Modern.

If you have high cabinets, a library ladder is the perfect solution to safely access upper shelves. Choose from a number of kits and hardware pieces for building a ladder system designed for your specific application.


Need a bigger table for guests? Whether building a new table or rejuvenating an older table, table projects are one of the most popular home DIY projects. Van Dyke’s has everything you need including:

  • Table legs
  • Pedestals
  • Table tops
  • Table slides
  • Veneers


Like the kitchen, the bathroom is the ideal room for simple DIY projects that add a lot of bang for the buck. Here again, changing knobs and pulls is a quick and easy DIY project.

Bathroom accessories give the room a finished look and are simple to complete. Accessories include towel bars, towel rings, shelves, soap dish, tissue holder, and toothbrush holder.

Dripping faucet? A new faucet gives a fresh look to a dated bathroom and stops those annoying drips. From modern bathroom sink faucets to period-style lavatory faucets to graceful vessel faucets, you will find the perfect new faucet to complete the look.

Add a Rolling Barn Door to the bathroom entrance or closet for door that takes up less space than a traditional swing door. It is also perfect for the kitchen pantry.

No matter what DIY projects you choose, have a great holiday season and stay safe.