5 Easy Winter Home Improvement Projects - ALCOVA Mortgage

5 Easy Winter Home Improvement Projects

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Whether you are experiencing warm or cold temperatures this week, winter is always a good time to break up the monotony indoors and complete some basic home projects. Not only will these home improvement projects give you a sense of accomplishment and pride in your home, but they can also improve your property value.

Be Inspired to Paint

A new coat of paint or an entirely new color can transform a room and brighten your mood! Not sure what color to use? Take a fun online color personality test to help you choose the perfect color for your next painting project. If certain colors inspire you, use the Snap It Button from Sherwin Williams to turn an image into a personalized paint palette and identify the exact paint color(s). You won’t want to let the cold air in by cracking a window open, so consider using a low-VOC paint to lessen the worry about breathing in any fumes.

Try a New Floor

Whether you want to replace your existing carpet or install hardwood, laminate, tile, vinyl, or cork, you have a lot of options to choose from! Cost, of course, is a major factor to consider in addition to your needs and preferences. Hardwood floors have a great resale value but can be very costly. Tile is very durable and scratch resistant but can be very loud to walk on. Laminate is great for high traffic areas but can be easily ruined by standing water. Cork is a great insulator but will fade in direct sunlight. Carpet gives a room a soft comfortable look but is not good for people with allergies. Determine your budget and choose an option that will look great and last!

Declutter and Purge

If you don’t enjoy cold temperatures, then you won’t have a problem staying inside to organize your home. It never hurts to evaluate your items, determine what should be kept and organized and purge any items through donations or trash. Getting everything thoroughly organized also gives you an early jump on your spring cleaning. Just be sure to follow these important tips – start small, go slow, and don’t tackle the entire house at once.

Check Insulation

If your heating bills are bothering you this winter, then you should consider some cost-saving options like adding insulation. Investigate and visit your attic. If you can see the floor joists, then you need more insulation. You should also check your basement and any crawlspaces to see if an added layer of insulation may be needed. Consulting with a local insulation professional can give you a better idea of what is needed to prevent heat loss in your home.

Update Hardware and Lighting

Give your home more style by changing some easy details! Swap out the boring hardware on your kitchen cabinets and doors and update your light fixtures to give your home more glamour and personality. Whether you go for the classic vintage or modern look, choose what fits your personality and design preferences, and have fun with it!

Home projects are a great way to stay active in the winter, add value to your home, and improve your living spaces!

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