Winter is the perfect time to spend time at home – but ironically, thanks to the cold weather and short days, it can seem like the season that’s least convenient to make upgrades to our homes. If you’re looking to make the most of the coldest months, check out the list below and continue improving your home year round.
Ideally, you’ll have upgraded your insulation during fall in preparation for the cold winter months, but if you haven’t got around to it yet, now is the time. There’s still several more months of cold weather to get through, and insulating your home can give you that extra protective layer you need to stay warm and cozy year round.
New Smart or Programmable Thermostat
Make controlling the temperature at home easier with a new smart or programmable thermostat. A smart thermostat will let you control the temperature in your home from your smartphone, so you can save energy while you’re out, and heat your home up ready for your return.
Fertilize Trees & Shrubs
It may not seem like the best time to invest time and energy into your garden, but adding fertilizer to trees and shrubs will help them survive throughout the winter and thrive when spring finally arrives.
Interior Paint Projects
Gone are the days when painting is a summer project, with the need to open every window in your home to let out fumes. With an environmentally friendly and waterborne paint, you can brighten up your home without letting in the cold air.
Seal Windows and Doors
With winter upon us, we often start to find air leaks around windows and doors that had previously gone unnoticed. Winter is a great time to seal these leaks or replace interior doors.
Add a Tile Backsplash
You might be less keen to take on a full kitchen renovation around the holidays, but adding a tile backsplash can instantly brighten up your kitchen. For an easy, inexpensive but impactful kitchen upgrade, this is the project for you.
Lamps and Lighting
Brighten the dark winter months with new lamps and lighting – you’ll be surprised at how the right lighting set-up can make the room glow and create a sense of warmth. Choose drop pendant lighting for an on-trend look this season.
Take a closer look at your bathroom this winter and think about what small projects can be done – whether you replace the faucets or re-grout the tiles, it’s a great time to complete these projects that don’t require a major overhaul. Updating hardware including knobs and hinges throughout your home is another detail-oriented task that’s perfect for winter time.
Need some outside help with a winter remodel or home touch up? Contact the Reliable Home Improvement team today!