Spruce Up Your Home For The Holidays! 5 Easy Home Improvement Projects That Don’t Require a Permit

 In Home Remodeling

The holiday season is upon us and our homes will soon be filled with family, friends, and warmth as we celebrate Thanksgiving, Christmas, Hanukkah, or whichever holiday we choose. Now is the perfect time to get working on home improvement projects to spruce up your home and make them as cozy as possible for the holidays. Some of the bigger projects you have in mind may require a permit, but today we’ll be covering all the other home improvement projects you can undertake without a permit that will transform your home and get you in the holiday spirit.


A fresh coat of paint can transform any room and give it a new look. It’s one of the easiest and most affordable home projects to take on that can be completed in a weekend. Whether you want to go for a bold statement wall or just rejuvenate the space with a new color, painting is generally considered a cosmetic change and doesn’t require a permit. Just make sure you’re not painting over any lead-based paint if your house was built before 1978.


The outside of your home is just as important as the inside. Raking leaves, trimming trees and bushes, and prepping your yard for snow are easy ways to keep your home’s outdoor space looking tidy and fresh. As long as you’re not undertaking large outdoor projects, like putting up a shed or building a new deck, you do not need a permit for landscaping. And while you’re out there tidying up the yard, put up some festive lights and yard decorations to get the neighborhood in the holiday spirit!

Installing New Fixtures

Updating light fixtures, faucets, and other hardware in your home can give the space an instant facelift. Most of the time, installing new fixtures won’t require a permit as long as you’re not making any structural changes or altering the electrical or plumbing systems. This is an easy and cost-effective way to modernize your home and increase its aesthetic appeal. Plus, with a vast array of designs and styles available in the market, you can pick items that truly reflect your personal taste and style.


Replacing or refinishing your floors is one of the most transformative home improvement projects you can do. While this project may seem like it requires a permit, it does not in most cities. Changing your flooring to wood or polishing your current hardwood floors is a great way to give your home a fresh new look. If you want a simpler upgrade to your flooring, consider adding a large area rug to add some warmth to any space. 


Updating your cabinets is another home improvement project that you can take on without a permit in Wisconsin, as long as you are only adding or replacing wall-mounted cabinets. Swapping out your old cabinets for newer, more modern ones can give your kitchen a fresh new look. This change not only enhances your kitchen’s appearance but also improves functionality by offering better storage options. You can choose from a variety of materials and finishes to match your existing decor or create a striking contrast. 

Home improvement projects don’t have to be large, extensive projects that require permits. By taking on some of these smaller projects, you can transform your home and get it ready for the holidays. Remember, the key is to keep it simple and not overdo it. A little will go a long way, and your home will be warm and inviting for your guests. 

If you need some help with these projects, our Handyman Service is here for you! Contact us today to get started. 

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