5 Home Improvements To Tackle This Winter
We are nearing the holidays and some pretty cold months! Mark Spain Real Estate has put together a list of 5 home improvement tips that will keep you inside this winter. These improvements will change the feel of your home in addition to adding value to it. Read below for home improvements to tackle this winter!
1. Paint the Interior
Painting is a simple task you can tackle this winter and still be indoors. It is one of the most dramatic home improvements you can make on a budget! Painting is a great way to change the feel of a room or even your whole home while also adding value to it. This home improvement project is perfect for those cold winter days when you don’t want to be outdoors. There are apps that allow you to take a picture of a room and change the wall color on your cell phone! Our favorite is the Home Depot Project ColorTM app. In addition to painting the walls, you can paint a piece of furniture or your kitchen cabinets to add a pop of color or give it a fresh look.
2. Update the HVAC System
We have had some chilly days in the South this winter. Be sure to change the filters in your HVAC systems as they should be changed every few months. They should be changed even more often if you have pets, smoke in your home, or use your fireplace often. This is a really simple way to keep your heating and air system clear of dust, dirt, and bacteria. You can go to your local hardware store to buy the correct filter replacement for your home and change them yourself in just a few minutes.
3. Update the Laundry Room
Pinterest has some awesome ideas for updating the laundry room. This home improvement will add value to your home and can be done in a few easy steps. You can start by adding some new shelving above the washer and dryer. Additionally, you can swap out your laundry detergent and supplies with glass jars to give it a fancier look. If you are looking for a more dramatic improvement, you can replace the current flooring or paint in your laundry room.
4. Refurbish Your Hardwood Floors
This is a bit more labor-intensive than our other winter home improvement tips, but the finished product will be worth it. Hardwoods are made to last, but daily wear and tear eventually takes a toll. While the most experienced DIY homeowners may be able to tackle this project, it may require you to bring in professionals. This home improvement allows you to stay inside and make dramatic changes to the look and value of your home. After you refurbish the hardwoods, you can add a new rug to add a pop of color to a room.
5. Whitewash a Brick Fireplace
If you want to update your fireplace to stay on-trend, consider whitewashing your brick fireplace this winter. This home improvement will add a wonderful aesthetic to a living room or master bedroom fireplace. Over time, brick around fireplaces can start to look dirty. By whitewashing the brick, it will add a bright element to the room. After you whitewash the brick, you can add some simple decorations that bring warmth and color to the area. We also recommend snuggling up by the fire and watching a movie or reading a good book to reward yourself for this beautiful home improvement.
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