5 Home Improvement Projects You Should Do Before Spring
It’s winter time, most of us are inside staying warm, enjoying winter activities and conceivably starting to get ‘cabin-fever’. If you’re not a fan of winter sports, such as snowmobiling (the Livingston’s love snowmobiling), skiing/snowboarding, snowshoeing or ice fishing, you could find yourself spending more time eating casseroles and watching Netflix. After the celebrations pass, winter is a great time to tackle home improvement projects.
Here are some recommended home projects to complete this winter.
1. Declutter Your Closet, Junk Drawers and Garage
This is a big one for most, especially after the holidays. As you’re putting items away from hosting holiday gatherings or finding places for gifts you received, you should start parting with any platters, clothes or other household items you no longer use. Don’t waste time keeping clothes that no longer fit or shirts you haven’t worn for over a year. Preferably, donate them to a charity or Goodwill.
Another pro-tip while decluttering your home or garage, start with one room at a time. Start with a shelf, one drawer or one room and separate the items you haven’t used in over a year. This will be rewarding once it’s done and your home is organized!
2. Paint Walls
Are you tired of the eggshell color in your office? Looking for an inexpensive way to bring life to any room? Well, why not change up a room by adding fresh paint. If you determine you’re not in love with the color you chose, you can always cover it. Experts observe the winter is the perfect time to repaint a room since the air is dry and a brighter color, plus change, will help brighten your mood (see what I did there?).
Or, if you want to try something new, you could even add more dimension to any room by painting the ceiling with a lighter blue or beige to complement the new color.
3. Seal Openings and Air Leaks
The best time to seal the small cracks and tighten up around windows and doors, to prevent cold air coming in, is in the winter. While it’s cold, and you can feel the cold draft coming through, you should use this time to address interior and exterior caulking projects to ensure moisture is sealed out. This will help you conserve energy and money this winter, by decreasing the heating bill after you seal the small cracks and gaps with your new caulking skills!
4. Organize Your Closet
What better way to begin the New Year by staying organized. Depending on your New Year’s resolution, whether it’s the traditional ‘keep organized’ or ‘getting in shape’, this winter project will give you a head start in the right direction. And, customizing a closet can be fun. I mean, I’m sure you already have a Pinterest board imagined for staying organized already – but, why not create the pin this winter.
Just keep in mind, closet storage solutions won’t give you more space in your closet unless you declutter first. Closet organizers, storage solutions, and systems can help make more storage space convenient to you by having a place for each article in your wardrobe. Here’s a great article to get you incited on the best way to undertake this project.
5. Install Backsplash in Kitchen or Bathroom
Having a nice backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom is an excellent way to complement the room. Think of it as a way to accessorize your counter tops, cabinets, and appliances to really make them stand out. If you’re looking to add more color and style to your kitchen, choose a flashy or textured tile to wake up a dull scheme. Or, if you’re kitchen already has enough character and color, consider using a neutral tile to complete the look.
If you’re ready to tackle this project, here is a great post from HGTV to show you how to install your own tile backsplash in your kitchen or bathroom.
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