While it’s true that most homeowners prefer to schedule home improvement projects for the summer months, winter is actually an ideal time to tackle a number of these updates. Not only are well-known contractors less busy, but by ticking off these projects now, you’ll be able to spend your summer months focused on your home’s exterior. Not sure where to start? Here are 5 popular projects perfect for the winter season.
Organize/Remodel Your Closet
This weather can bring out a lazy side in a lot of us and spaces like closets have a tendency to get cluttered quickly. Have a pro come by who can organize everything from your basement and garage to your bedroom closet. If you do not already have an organizational system that works for you, a specialist can create closet space that is accessible, tidy, and easy to maintain. Whether it is just a few extra shelves, racks, or an entire walk-in closet, it will make a world of difference.
Painting is such a simple and inexpensive way to make a drastic change to any room. The dark winter months may inspire you to paint with lighter and brighter colours, giving your space a more modern and open feel. To avoid having to open your windows, have your painter use an environmentally friendly and waterborne paint as these types typically do not emit any fumes.
This minimally-invasive project is the perfect way to add character to your home and to give any space an upscale feel. The added wow factor makes crown moulding the perfect addition for your more formal living spaces or areas of the home used to entertain. A specialist will break down all your options and have this small project completed in no time.
Purchasing and moving in a whole new set of furniture can be difficult, especially during the winter. That’s what makes reupholstering your furniture the perfect winter project. By having your current furniture professionally reupholstered, you can not only choose the exact material and colour that you want, but you can put the extra money towards something else for the room or another small project. Sometimes a little facelift is all you need!
Update Light Fixtures
Looking to light up your space in a new way? Updating your light fixtures can make a big difference, whether you are installing a statement chandelier or just a few more pot lights. It is a fairly inexpensive renovation to undergo and one that can make a noticeable difference in your home, especially with the help of an experienced interior designer. The sun may set at 4 p.m., but a skilled electrician will have your home well-lit all year long.
Here in Canada, we spend at least four months of the year dealing with the cold. Put that time to good use by tackling one or all of these simple projects. You’ll feel a lot better about trekking through the snow when you get to come home to a beautiful house. Contact a pro today and stay ahead of the curve come Spring!
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