Unfortunately when the temperatures drop, your ability to do outdoor home projects also drops! But the projects don’t go away just because winter is here, so you just need to move your sights indoors instead. If you’re looking for ways to improve your home this season, check out these three projects to tackle before spring.
1) Winterize your home. Not surprisingly, winter is the perfect time to seal your home better to keep the cold air out and the warm air in! Since you can actually feel the cold air coming inside, now is a great time to caulk your windows and doors and add new weather stripping where it’s needed. If your water heater is in the garage and isn’t already wrapped, consider adding a water heater blanket to keep it warm and efficient. You should also check the insulation in your attic to ensure that it is sufficient, especially if you are in an older home. All of these things can make a huge difference in how warm your house will stay this season!
2) Make small improvements to your kitchen. Small changes to your kitchen can make a huge difference! You don’t have to do a full remodel to make an impact. Adding a backsplash to your kitchen can instantly upgrade its look and backsplash options are endless. Consider tiles, faux brick, beadboard, or even wallpaper if you’re looking for a quick and simple fix. You can also upgrade your cabinet hardware, your faucet and your lighting, all of which are DIY projects you can tackle with the help of a YouTube video.
3) Clean and organize. When you’re cooped up inside, it’s the perfect time to tackle all the stuff that may have accumulated in your house over the holidays! Create baskets or bins and label them donate, sell or trash. As you move from room to room, purge items into these baskets and then immediately take them where they need to go! Add closet organizers to your bedroom closets and bathroom linen closets and go ahead and organize your pantry too! Then move out to the garage to get your tools, lawn equipment and sporting goods organized and ready for spring.
What projects are you hoping to tackle this winter so that your home will be ready for spring?