As the winter weather sets in, we spend more time indoors. Why not take advantage of your time to tackle updates and improvements to your living spaces? Stay busy this winter by making your home more attractive and comfortable. Here are a few winter home improvement projects you can do yourself to boost the look and feel of your house.

Paint the Walls

Give any room an instant facelift by applying a fresh coat of paint. Choose a new color to create a different look in your bedroom, kitchen, or dining room. If you’re short on time, paint an accent wall. Apply a complementary color to a wall to create a focal point in the room. A little paint will make a significant difference in the look of the space.

Make Organization Part of Your Winter Home Improvement

Colder months are great for organizing, decluttering, and purging those belongings you no longer need or use. Take this opportunity to go through closets and drawers, reassess what items you use, and eliminate what’s unnecessary. Decluttering will create space for other things you need and make the rooms in your home more functional and easier to clean.

Improve the Lighting

Lighting can change the atmosphere of any room, so replace outdated ceiling fixtures with more modern and sleek styles. Boost the illumination in a room by adding floor lamps, wall sconces, and table lamps to create layers of lighting throughout the space.

Winter Home Improvement: Easy Kitchen Updates

Add a Backsplash

Add style and practicality to your kitchen by installing a backsplash. A backsplash looks great and offers protection from water damage or staining due to cooking splatters. A tile backsplash is easy to install with the right tools, supplies, and know-how. Or, get creative; there are plenty of ideas to create an attractive backsplash online.

Install New Cabinet Hardware

Adding new cabinet hardware is an easy, effective way to improve the kitchen. Cabinet hardware serves a practical purpose and enhances the room’s aesthetic. Whether you prefer something timeless or more trendy and modern, there’s sure to be an array of choices that will fit within your budget and style preferences. Measure correctly before purchasing so the new pieces fit properly on cabinets and drawers.

No matter which indoor home improvement project you tackle this winter, wear safety equipment such as gloves and goggles when updating your space. Read all instructions carefully before beginning a project to ensure everything is done safely and correctly. Take advantage of the colder months and get creative with updates around your house.

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