When the cold weather hits, the last thing you need to be doing is freezing your way through outdoor home maintenance. However, just because you have to take your to-do list inside doesn’t mean you can’t still find plenty of indoor home projects to keep you busy all the way until spring.
Here are five ideas of simple and gratifying indoor home projects you can tackle this winter:
1. Upgrade your paint.
Winter is the perfect time to put a fresh coat of paint on your walls. Choose one room to focus on or go crazy and do the whole house!
2. Swap out your hardware.
Trading up for new knobs, handles, hinges or drawer pulls can easily breathe new life into an older space. Add personality or functionality, all with just a few turns of the screwdriver.
3. Insulate your water pipes.
Not only is this home project among the easiest out there, but it can also save you money by reducing the amount of heat lost from your pipes, meaning your home will use less energy to keep your water warm. Buy inexpensive foam pipe insulation or make your own with newspaper and duct tape.
4. Regrout your tub.
You know that line of dingy grout in your tub that you’ve scrubbed and scrubbed, but somehow doesn’t look any less dingy? Grab your X-ACTO knife and get to work removing it. While this project can be a bit time consuming, there’s nothing quite so gratifying as laying down a new line of grout.
5. Change out your interior doors.
Out with the old and in with the new! If your interior doors are scratched, warped or otherwise worn out, winter is the perfect time to upgrade to interior doors that add to your aesthetic. You could even combine the first project on our list with this one and slap a new coat of paint on your new door while you’re at it.
If you’re motivated to complete home projects, don’t let the cold weather months slow you down. Simply take your task list inside and make progress while staying warm. Even finding the time to do small tweaks can help keep your home maintenance momentum strong all the way until spring.
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