House Projects to Work on in the Winter
By Jessica Smith, Mortgage Loan Officer
The winter season is long and cold, but for some, it is the perfect time to start projects, or enjoy winter activities. However you spend your time for the winter months, why not make the most of it by completing a DIY project or two?
When it’s too cold or snowy to go outside, the weekends provide the perfect opportunity to spend some time embracing and improving your indoor space. Deciding which potential home projects to complete before spring arrives may not come easy, but here are a few suggestions:
- Bathroom: Re-grout your tile, paint your walls, replace your faucet, purchase a new vanity or update the hardware and fixtures.
- Insulation: Insulating your home is a perfect home improvement project that can also save you a great deal of money in the future by reducing your utility bills. You can also insulate your attic, basement ceilings, heating and air conditioning ducts.
- Energy Savings: One of the most effective ways to save energy in your home is to install a programmable thermostat. With a programmable thermostat, you can adjust the temperature in your home throughout the day. This way, you don’t have to pay to heat your home while you are at work or out of town.
- Personalization: Stand out in the neighborhood by completing a simple project such as painting the front door or adding evergreen shrubs and outside greenery, which can keep your front yard looking colorful and beautiful throughout the dreary winter months.
- Organize: It’s time to organize and de-clutter your garage! Not only will it clear up space, but it will make it appear bigger too. While some people use their garage as extra storage space, you can now restore its original purpose of keeping your car clean, free of debris, ice, snow and any other elements from nature. You can also add shelves, remove oil, and organize the tools and equipment by installing hooks and cabinets to help conceal unsightly yard tools.
These are just a few ideas for inspiration on home improvements during the winter season. Now that you know where to start, hopefully your to-do list looks more exciting and less overwhelming. Just think of how the beautiful new spaces you update will be set to enjoy once spring and summer arrive!