You don’t have to be cooped up inside all day everyday in the winter. In fact, you can get a head start on some of that spring cleaning by improving your home even when there is snow on the ground.
If you’re looking for assistance with a renovation, Treasured Spaces is here to help. We have improved many homes in the Twin Cities area by making their dream renovation a reality. We understand the difference a successful remodel can have on your home and we’ll work with you to make sure that your home goals are met, no matter the season. Here are our 8 home improvement ideas for the winter season.
Bring in an early feeling of freshness to your home before even before Spring by getting a new coat of paint inside. When the weather is too harsh for outdoor activities, getting to long awaited paint job is the perfect way to make those long winter days go by quickly. Put on some Christmas tunes or have a holiday movie marathon while you paint to keep it fun.
Now might be a good time to maybe find a totally new paint color for you walls. It’s always a big decision to switch-up your interior color schemes, but it’s a great way to change things up.
Declutter Your Home
Another common misconception, you don’t only have to clean in the spring either. The winter is a good time to get rid of things that simply no longer need or have a use for. There is something cathartic about tossing or selling old goods and having more space in storage rooms and in your home overall. Those warm weather clothes that you did’t wear in the summer or fall? Sell them. All those old toys and knick-knacks that your kids don’t play with anymore? Donate those.
You don’t have to stop there either. Are there pieces of furniture that you’re getting tired of seeing in your home that doesn’t offer any more functional value? Maybe it’s time to get rid of it and rearrange your interior to create more space as well. Take the time in the winter to clear up that space.
While there is no right time of the year to do a bathroom remodel, if you get this long project done in the winter, then you’ll have more time to enjoy the nice weather once spring finally comes around. Just remember, if you’re not an experienced home renovator, make sure you work with a professional remodeler to make sure this job is done right.
Lighten Up Your Rooms
The sun is hard to come by in the winter, so sometimes you need to create your own light. A new set of ceiling lights, or some new, modern lamps that fit well in your living room will help keep your spirits up during those dull winter days where the sun is always hiding.
Install Draft Dodgers
Save some money on those electric bills by installing some draft dodgers, which is just a simple tube of fabric stuffed with other fabrics or materials. You can use a draft dodger to keep the outside cold air from getting into your home under your doors or sills of your windows. You can use black material or a color that works well with your windows and doors so that they don’t stick out and blend well with the rest of your house.
Add Insulation to Your Crawlspace
Another home improvement idea that can help you reduce your energy bills, as well as improve the efficient of your air conditioner and furnace, is adding insulation to your crawlspace. Reach out to a professional insulation company for this one.
New Door Handles
A small but important detail of your home is your door handles. We’ve all been guilty of waiting a little too long in terms of updating these handles however. Use the winter months to find some handles that work smoothly and don’t show the wear and tear that your old ones do. There are tons of different materials, styles, and colors to choose from these days, so you can find one that will be unique to your home.
Adding or improving your interior trimming can add height to a room and it will help define the architectural style of the room. Not only does interior trimming improve the look and feel of your home, but it’ll also increase your homes resale value. If you’re having trouble find the right trim for your home, check out this helpful article you can draw inspiration from.
Contact Treasured Spaces Today to Get Started on Your Next Home Improvement Project
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