Hang With Care!
We all know the line from The Night Before Christmas (actually entitled, A Visit From Saint Nicholas): “The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there…” But where did the tradition of hanging stockings originate?
Nobody knows for sure, but the most popular legend describes a poor widowed man with three daughters who was afraid that (due to a lack of dowry) his daughters would never marry. When St. Nicholas heard about the man’s plight, he slid down the man’s chimney at night, and filled the girls’ stockings (hanging by the fire to dry) with gold coins.
Sometimes All It Takes Is A Little Bit Of Imagination
In some households in the US, emptying the Christmas stockings is a bigger deal than opening the presents under the tree. Even though they’re smaller, stockings are often filled with lots of surprises—some of them quite valuable.
Remodeling a home—instead of moving to a new one—is a bit like that. It may not be as big a deal, but you may find that your existing home is full of surprises that you didn’t expect.
The kitchen you thought was too small and dark can actually be turned into a delightful room that’s fun for work and entertaining. That attic space that seemed unusable could actually end up being a spare bedroom or study. And that basement—you know, the one where the kids never liked going alone when they were little—can end up being a great family entertainment room for watching movies as a family.
Sometimes all it takes is a little bit of imagination—and expertise. If your existing home feels a little cramped or “tired” this holiday season, give us a call. Tell us what you’d like to see happen. We may have ideas you haven’t thought about and solutions you didn’t know were possible. Plus, we’ve got the tools, skills, and experience to turn those ideas into reality.
Oh, and we promise to use the door instead of coming through the chimney!