When the weather outside is frightful – stay in and do a home improvement project! Winter is an excellent time to tackle those renovations and upgrades you’ve been meaning to get to. And the good news is that there are many you can complete in one weekend. If you’re looking for a project to help get you through the last days of the season, then check out our list of easy winter weekend renovations.
Swap out window treatments
Are you tired of looking at the same curtains or blinds day after day? Then switch it up! An easy and inexpensive DIY project is to update the window treatments in a room. Consider what kind of windows you have and the purpose of the treatments (creating privacy or blocking light, for example) when choosing the type and style.
Nothing breathes new life into a room more than a fresh coat of paint. Winter is a great time to paint walls or cabinets. Even if you live in an area with cold weather, you don’t have to worry about not being able to open windows to air out the room. Most paints have low VOC so all you need is a fan to circulate air in the room.
Switch out lightbulbs
If you haven’t gotten on board with LED lights, then now is the time to do it. LED lightbulbs use at least 75 percent less energy and last much longer than incandescent lights. LED lights are also much more inexpensive than they used to be. You may want to hire a professional electrician if you need help installing a new lighting system.
Do you want to give your kitchen a facelift without spending thousands of dollars? Then replace the hardware on doors and cabinets. This small change can have a huge impact on the look and feel of your kitchen for a fraction of the cost of a full kitchen renovation. And if you don’t want to dedicate a whole weekend, then you can easily do it bit by bit.
Replace a faucet
Another easy replacement that will make a big impact is to replace a faucet in your kitchen or bathroom. Replacing a faucet is something you can do on your own – no need to call a professional. Just be sure to get a faucet that has the same number of mounting holes as your sink. Turn off the water shutoff valves underneath the sink and follow the instructions on the package. If this task turns into a plumbing emergency, there are companies offering 24/7 emergency plumbing services you can call. You may also contact professional plumbing companies that offer sewer cleaning services if you need one.
Install a new vanity
Instantly update the style of your bathroom by installing a new vanity. It’s easy to pull out the old one and install a new one without making a huge mess. Most new vanities are sold as one unit and they’re already painted and styled.
Update your house numbers
Just because it’s still winter doesn’t mean you can’t tackle a project that will improve your curb appeal. One of the easiest ways to give your home’s exterior a refresh is to update your house numbers. All you need is a screwdriver and a few minutes of your time to elevate your front porch – just in time for spring!
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