A Holiday Home Improvement Wish List

Though your intentions were to wrap up holiday shopping well before the actual holidays; once again you’re down to the wire. Instead of making a mad dash to the store, gift your loved one an IOU for the home improvement or home electronic that they’ve been dreaming of.

Surround Sound System

Your honey loves Friday movie nights, Sunday football and anytime in between that he can enjoy the 75 inch LED TV.  Audio One suggests that you give him the gift of a “home theater” by adding the Samsung UN75F6300 75” LED television and a home theatre featuring a Denon home theatre receiver and Paradigm loudspeakers.

The Samsung 75” LED at $3999 brings a movie theatre sized image to your home with all the colour and picture detail that makes you feel like you’re right there.

Top it off with the great sound of a Denon AVR-X2000 home theatre receiver for $699 that delivers a powerful and accurate 665 watts of total power to really put you in the middle of the action.  Matched with the #1 rated Paradigm’s Cinema 100CT loudspeaker package for $1099 and you are in sonic heaven.

Shower/Bath Upgrade

Your partner loves nothing more than a long soak after a hard day of work. The problem is your tub is less than spa-like. Give her the gift of relaxation, with a whirlpool tub. Andrew from On Centre Design Build suggests that if a whirlpool tub or a bathroom renovation is not in your budget that you consider installing a rain shower head. Though it’s not quite the same as a warm, jacuzzi-style bubble bath, the right shower head can make the daily scrub down feel like a luxe experience. Add in a towel warmer and a few scented candles to seal the deal.

Room Conversion

Your child left the nest almost a year ago and you still haven’t gotten around to converting their room into a home office or a guest bedroom. Now is the time! While you probably won’t be able to convert the room prior to the holidays, you can line up an appointment with an interior decorator. Helena from MEI Interiors (meiinteriors.com) recommends that you consider a few points before converting that empty room; such as budget, cost saving options, lighting, overall design, style, colours, materials, space “flow”, your choice of certified decorator and your time-line. She also suggests that you consider “healthy” product choices and ergonomics when you are planning the new living space in your home.


Room conversion by MEI Interiors

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