Winter Time Home Improvement Projects
Tired of being inside during the long winter months? Following are some home improvement projects you can tackle during the winter that will immediately give your home – and you – a lift.
Paint: Nothing freshens up a room like a coat of paint. The right color on the walls can immediately update a room, adding life to tired furniture and changing the mood completely.
Replace Light Fixtures: Taking down dated ceiling fans and light fixtures is a great way to update the style of any room. Think of adding a crystal chandelier in your bedroom or go for something bold and dramatic for a contemporary room.
New Window Treatments: Install new window treatments, like curtains, Roman shades or blinds to instantly give your room style. Consider a bold print if your living room furniture is a solid color.
Replace Interior Door: Many homes have standard, hollow, wood doors with little or no style. Replacing these with interior doors featuring raised panels, carved embellishments or frosted glass inserts will add interest and depth. If you don’t want the expense of new doors, freshen them up with a coat of paint.
Replace Windows: While you may not want to take on installing replacement windows yourself during the winter, this is actually a great time to have replacement windows professionally installed. Prices are typically slashed during the colder months so you should get some great deals on top quality replacement windows. Also, you’ll get an immediate return on your investment in the way of reduced energy costs. Energy efficient windows mean lower thermostats and a warmer home.
Programmable Thermostats: Installing a programmable thermostat is one of the simplest and least expensive winter home improvements you can make. Set the temperature lower during the hours you’re at work or when everyone is sleeping, and set up when you are home. You’ll be amazed by the difference in your fuel bill.