Normally, we’d comment about how we all tend to spend more time indoors as the weather cools. But considering that it’s 2020, many have spent the majority of the year indoors. Maybe the four walls of your home are starting to taunt you and mind numbing boredom has settled in. If that’s the case, why don’t you fill some time with some winter home improvement projects. These three winter home improvement projects won’t just keep you busy, you’ll appreciate the space where you’re spending the majority of your time even more.
Spruce things up with 3 winter home improvement projects
1. Add insulation
Okay, this project may not be super exciting, but it is a great winter project for a few reasons. One, it’ll make your home exponentially more comfortable. Two, it’ll lower your utility bills (who doesn’t love that?). And three, it will help make your home more eco-friendly. And truthfully, in light of all that 2020 has ushered in, anything that makes a home more comfortable and saves us money is a win in our book. So how do you know if you should add insulation? Easy.
Go ahead and crawl up into your attic. You’re probably heading up that way anyway to grab your holiday decor. While you’re there, take a look around. If you can see the floor joists, then you’ll want to add more insulation. It’s not a bad idea to add some insulation to your crawl space and basement as well to help reduce heat loss in those spaces.
2. Dip into some paint
Per usual, this makes the list. And the reason painting will find itself on almost any home improvement todo list is because it’s the most cost effective way to make a big change. Don’t believe us? Give it a whirl. If you do decide to dip into some paint this winter, be sure to check out our article all about how to prep old walls for new paint.
3. Show your floors some love
After almost an entire year spent at home, your floors have probably taken a bit of a beating. How are your carpets looking? Threadbare? Stained? Do they smell? What about your hardwoods? Are they freezing your feet? Or worse, are they causing you back pain?
Adding or replacing the carpet in your home in the winter is a great idea because like the insulation, it can improve the comfort of your home dramatically.
If adding or replacing carpet just isn’t in your budget this winter (we get it), consider having them shampooed for a bit of a refresh.
BONUS PROJECT: DECLUTTER
We know, we know. This is everyone’s least favorite thing to do. But just think how much lighter you’ll feel once you’ve tossed the old junk weighing you down. It’s been a tough year, don’t bring anything more into 2021 than is necessary. Take this project on room by room, one at a time. You’ll be shocked to see how transformative it can be.
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