Yes, it’s still cold outside and unfortunately, we won’t be seeing warmer temperatures for another couple months. Instead of sitting inside and sulking, why not put your indoor time to good use and take on a DIY project for your home? Here are some easy ideas from our home improvement company:
New Paint Colors
Have you always wanted to repaint your living room? Or maybe you’ve been meaning to change the color of your bedroom. While you’re stuck inside during the cold winter months, why not update the look of a few rooms in your home? If you don’t want to clash with your current decor, simply pick a color that complements the one you already have.
Our home improvement company knows you probably have some organizing to do (after all, doesn’t everyone?). Do yourself a favor and stop putting it off. Get yourself some storage cubes, bins, labels, a pegboard, or anything else you may need to finally get your belongings in order. Then, sit back and enjoy knowing where everything is.
A Furniture Upcycle
If you have an old piece of furniture that’s looking a little worn but is still in good condition, take a day to give it a refresh or upcycle it into something else. There are dozens of ideas throughout the internet to give you some good inspiration. For example: check out this ottoman made from a drawer or this sofa table made from an old shutter.
A Kitchen Refresh
Your kitchen is one of the most important parts of your home, so why not give it a refresh this winter? Paint it a different color, add a homemade backsplash, invest in a new kitchen table, or refinish your cabinets; doing something small can make a big difference.
Over time, doors become worn down – especially doors that face the outdoor elements. This winter, give them a facelift. Whether your doors are painted or stained, you can easily give them a fresh look with a new coat of paint or a new brush of stain. And if they’re creaking, sticking, or shutting unevenly, visit our DIY article on How to Adjust a Door.
A Programmable Thermostat
It’s never too late to save on your heating bills (and never too early to save on your air conditioning bills)! If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat, consider installing one. You’ll be able to set up timeframes when your heat (or air) should turn on and off to help save you money on your energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.
If you don’t have the funds to do a complete overhaul in places like your kitchen or bathroom, try swapping out your current hardware for designs that are more modern. Your cabinets, drawers, and more will look new without having to actually redo them.
Lighting Fixture Updates
Just like your hardware, updating your lighting fixtures can renew the look of your home without having to completely renovate it. For a notable difference, update your dining room chandelier, your kitchen bar lights, or your living room lamps. You can even change the look of a room by adding recessed lighting, sconces, or indoor spotlights.