Feeling too cold to do anything in winter? Well, giving your body some physical things to do would warm it up and make you feel better, wouldn’t it? Hence, consider some home improvements suitable for the cold days while indoors.
Consider these Ideas for Home Improvements in winter
1. Declutter and Clean
This is a perfect task for everyone that even people who aren’t handymen can do. Clean and declutter your home to make it look neat before the New Year comes.
Think of throwing, giving or selling things you’re not using anymore. No, don’t box those for storage since they’d simply pile up in your home. These things can include old clothes, books, toys and even appliances among other items. You can even sell a large couch you’re not using for ages.
After freeing up more space in your home, clean it up from top to bottom. Start from your ceiling, chandeliers, walls and floor. Of course, wipe your furniture and decors clean as well. Then, keep everything in their proper storage.
This is probably the most popular DIY you can do any time or season in a year. This is suitable for winter too. Think of buying some cans of paints, then tackle different parts of your home.
But don’t limit yourself on walls, since you can also repaint the ceiling, doors, window trimming and furnishing. You can even repaint some lights and faucet fixtures. Be sure, however, to do it right to avoid having odd-looking results you wouldn’t love.
3. Enhance your Flooring
You feel your floor is too cold? Why not include it in your checklist for home improvements, right? Think of adding carpets and area rugs to shield your feet from the cold. As a bonus, it makes your floor look fabulous too.
But if you don’t want to deal with carpet cleaning later on, improving the floor itself is a great idea. For example, you can cover it with epoxy coating or lamination, so you’d enjoy insulation benefits with striking aesthetics.
4. Boost Insulation
Yes, you must have done this improvement before winter. But it’s not too late to provide cold and heat protection for your family. That would be helpful for the remaining winter days, and for the extreme weathers next coming years can bring. It’s a good help in pulling down your energy bills as well.
Think of improving your door and window weather stripping. You can do it by simply caulking them, especially on gaps. Then, be sure there’s no gap and cracks on your walls to keep cold air outside and warm air inside.
5. Small Kitchen and Bathroom Tweaks
Consider improving your bathroom and kitchen as well. But you don’t have to hop on a large renovation process for it. There are many small things you can do to improve these useful spots.
First, think of changing lightbulbs to keep enough light in your kitchen or bathroom. Then, check their plumbing systems to make sure there’s no holes and leaks. That’s when you can consider changing the faucets or its fixtures to change their looks.
Also, consider changing the knobs of your drawers and cabinets. Repaint their exterior for a fresh look too. Make sure to add sufficient storage for your necessities in both areas, such as racks and hooks.
These home improvements would surely keep you warm during winter. But it won’t burn you out with complex tasks. So, keep them in your notes as a guide.
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