Winter weather encourages more time spent indoors. More time focused on the interior of the home seems to make household flaws more noticeable. However, this is a great season to work on those projects you’ve been putting off. Winter is a great time to get busy, and there are five home improvements that will result in a more beautiful and efficient home in the spring.
Improve Energy Efficiency
Homeowners will reap the most benefits from this project when completed in the early winter. Replace weather stripping, add insulation in the attic and check and repair any areas where air is leaking through. Ensure that your home stays warmer in the winter and comfortably cool in the summer. These inexpensive improvements will lower your energy costs year round, virtually paying for themselves.
Upgrade The Kitchen
Kitchen upgrades provide the greatest return on investment when it comes to resale value. Painting cabinets, updating hardware, adding shelves and replacing old appliances are easy projects for homeowners. Replacing cabinetry and changing layouts is a more challenging project producing big results. From an extensive remodel to simple updates, upgrading the kitchen can make this hub of the home a more efficient and pleasant place.
Freshen Up The Bathroom
A new coat of paint or wallpaper, refreshed linens and an updated vanity transforms a tired bathroom into something new. New bathroom vanities can add much-needed storage as well. A little work this winter can result in a relaxing spa-style bathroom for the spring.
Update Aging Features
Wood paneling, peeling wallpaper and popcorn ceilings are crying out for removal. These features instantly date a home. Opened up ceilings and walls instantly create a more spacious and cohesive appearance. Refreshed walls and ceilings provide a beautiful canvas for the rest of your furnishings and décor.
Dirty or loose carpeting often reveals a lovely wood base hiding underneath. Existing wood floors that show excess wear can be sanded and refinished. Homeowners have many easy-to-install flooring options available to them. Find a flooring choice that best meets your needs, and enjoy an updated foundation for your space.
There’s no end to the improvements that can be made in a home. Tackling your home’s interior this winter will free up time for exterior projects in the spring. There’s no remedy for the winter doldrums like a beautiful home to cozy up in. Get busy and love the four walls you live in!