Although Spring is only 43 short days away, for those of us in the Northeast, we still have quite a bit of wintery weather to get through. With Spring normally comes a flurry of activity with homeowners finally able to get outside and spruce up their property, but winter can be a great time to tackle some interior projects in your home. Property maintenance is crucial, regardless of whether you are planning to sell in 5 months or 50 years. Here are a few ideas to keep you busy for the remainder of the winter:
Are your carpets looking worse for wear, or have you always wanted hardwood or ceramic tile floors? Winter is the perfect time to complete these types of indoor home improvement projects. If you have the necessary skills to lay carpet, install hardwood floors, or install ceramic tile flooring, by all means do it yourself and save a considerable amount of money. Otherwise, shop around for the best prices on flooring and installation. Winter is one of the best times to find the lowest prices on flooring of all types.
Window treatments can become tired looking after several years of use and sunlight. If yours fall into this category, start shopping for new ones this winter. This is an easy project that can be done by yourself and often has a big impact on the room.
Paint & Wallpaper
While a small amount of ventilation is required, there is no reason you can't paint and wallpaper in the winter months. Latex paints have very little odor and wallpaper paste is virtually odor free. Keep fans running and make sure you have appropriate ventilation and tackle the walls on the interior of your home while you watch the snow outside.
Many people aren't impressed with construction-grade lighting, and they eventually opt for more stylish light fixtures and ceiling fans. If you're looking for winter home improvement projects, consider changing unattractive, uninteresting, and outdated light fixtures and ceiling fans. These days you'll find hundreds of options to choose from.
I don't know anyone who doesn't need to organize at least one area of their home, and this is one of the easiest home improvement projects you can work on during winter when outdoor home improvement projects are on hold. Even the neatest most organized people have at least one closet, dresser, or cabinet that needs a little revamping or organization. Take advantage of the extra time on your hands during the long months of winter to better organize your closets, drawers, cabinets, or any other storage areas. You might discover things you forgot you had, and you'll find it much easier to access items you use on a regular basis. It's much easier to do this on a regular basis then to try to do it all at once if and when you do decide to sell your property.
So take some time this winter to work on some interior projects, when Spring comes, you'll be glad you did!
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