As Anton Chekov once remarked, “People don’t notice when it’s winter or summer when they’re happy.” Do you agree? Do you find that when you’re content in life, the season of the year becomes irrelevant? Nevertheless, not everyone is happy with the current state of their lives or the current condition of their homes.
Fortunately, there are projects you can complete during the coming chilly season to revamp your space and make it into the abode of your dreams. Maybe you’ll even forget about the cold, crummy weather and find joy in a seasonal spruce up. Let’s examine closer a few of the best home improvement projects to complete this winter. Here’s what you can work on until spring arrives at your door.
A Coat of Paint: Refresh Walls, Cabinetry, or Paneling
You have a wide array of whosits and whatsits galore within your interior spaces to give a fresh coat of paint if you so desire. Walls? Check. Cabinets? Check. Paneling? Check. Tile? Check. Furniture? Check. You can check almost any item or space off your panting to-do list this winter. The goal is to create a finished and refined look that’s like icing on a cake.
The best part is that there’s no need to open the windows if necessary. An assortment of popular paint brands offers low-VOC or no-VOC paints that allow you to stay warm and comfortable for as long as the project time stipulates. Just give the space some circulation, and you’re good to go. The paint will bond better to surfaces and dry faster due to the lack of humidity in the air this time of year.
Switch Out Dated or Incompatible Lighting Fixtures
How about a simple fix or switch that will make a world of difference? This season is the apex time of year to check out your lighting situation. You make notice that your lighting fixtures don’t provide the aesthetic or illumination that you’d like. Why not swap out tired fixtures for brighter or livelier alternatives?
This nice indoor project doesn’t take long and works wonders for sparkling the place up. Don’t forget about energy efficiency—LED bulbs offer clean, quality lighting that helps reduce utility bills and lift your spirits.
Reorganize and Revamp: Clear Out the Clutter
As you hunker down for the season, now is prime time to declare out with the old and in with the new. Clearing out old clutter is undoubtedly one of the best home improvement projects to complete this winter.You’re improving your interiors by eliminating distractions and lingering remnants of the past you no longer need around. Focus on paperwork, out-of-season clothes and accessories, unused décor, and more.
After decluttering, you can better organize a room to make the space functional for everyday use. How about upgrading your interiors with smart tech or audiovisual tools? Working with a professional contractor can help you avoid common AV installation blunders and invest in an ultra-performance and multimedia home. Who knows, the change might just put a little boosted spring into your step.