Because it’s so so darn cold outside, winter is not the ideal time to tackle many home improvement projects. However, experts say there are certain projects that you should actually do when the weather is cold. Painting is one of them!
Painting during the winter is great because the cooler temperatures allow the paint to dry quicker and more evenly than in the humid summer months. In addition to being an easy project, it can also really freshen up the look of your home. Oh, have I mentioned that painting is the cheapest way to freshen up the look of your home?
Organization experts say de-cluttering is another great winter project. Getting rid of stuff you don’t use not only makes it look cleaner and less cluttered, it also gives your mental state a little boost when you know that everything is in its place. Don’t worry you can still have that household staple- the junk drawer. Just try to have one instead of a whole cabinet.
Professional home stagers say the easiest and cheapest way to update your living room is with new pillows, curtains and rugs. It’s all about the accessories! Changing out the color combinations of the rooms can really give your home a boost. While curtain shopping can be a real pain, they really make your home’s windows look amazing! Dining rooms and eat in kitchens can be given new life with colorful tablecloths, runners or chair covers.
We’ve already talked about painting. But what about giving an old cabinet or hutch a little update with paint? Give it a new look by refinishing it. Great ways to really make the piece shine are deciding whether to restore it to its natural beauty, distress it for that antique look, or paint it a bold color. Most can be done by stripping paint, sanding and repainting. It may be cold outside, but these are all inexpensive way you can breathe new life into your home this winter!