Indoor Home Improvement Projects For Winter That Will Benefit Your Home
Most people spend a significant amount of time at home over the winter months when it’s freezing outside. While you may be tempted to take a break from home improvement projects during winter, being stuck inside is the perfect time to complete some indoor tasks. Consider spending your winter weekends improving your home with these indoor home upgrades.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Programmable thermostats are designed to reduce energy usage and save you money throughout the season when your heater is constantly in use. By programming the thermostat to a lower temperature at times when no one is home and when your family is sleeping, you can see significant savings on your heating bill.
Seal Openings and Air Leaks
Now is the time to seal off cracks or holes in your house to prevent drafts. Cold drafts increase your energy use as the heater works harder to keep your home warm. Use caulk to make small cracks airtight, and for larger gaps, add weatherstripping to your doors and windows.
The winter season is an ideal time to begin clearing your home of items that are no longer used. Decluttering will not only free up extra space in your rooms and closets, but it also helps organize your home. Create piles of items that you want to sell, donate, and toss. Make it a point to get rid of items that haven’t been used in the last year to make your home easier to organize.
Add a Tile Backsplash
To update your kitchen, pick out some tiles you love and add a backsplash in between your counters and cabinets. Depending on your skills and free time, you could do it the traditional way with mastic, tiles, and grout, or you could find a time-saving peel and stick option. Either method will transform your kitchen. While you are at it, install some matching cabinet pulls.
Home improvement projects for winter can improve your home’s efficiency, functionality, and aesthetic. You can improve the quality of your home and enjoy spending more time there each day.
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