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5 Easy Winter Home Improvement Projects

Right now is the absolute perfect time to remodel, or to improve your home. In the winter time, your home is much less impervious to the extreme weather outside, which includes snow, extreme wind, moisture and jaw dropping temperatures.

When it comes down to it, many of these home improvement tasks are easy and affordable. Some improvement can be done for your sake and not your home’s. For instance, simply brighten up your home can make your mood much better it can make your home much more enjoyable to spend time in, especially if your friends and family are coming in for the holidays. Here are five easy winter home improvement projects.

Winter Home Improvement Projects

Repaint your walls. This is a simple home improvement that you can easily accomplish in a weekend. You could even hire a professional team that can get it done in an even shorter amount of time. For instance, Marshall Brothers home improvements can have your home a new shade of whatever your favorite color is in no time at all. Repainting the interior of your home a lighter and more warm color can vastly increase your mood, which can be important if you live in a region where it is always gray and rainy in the summer.

Lay down carpet in the living room. In the wintertime, your hardwood or linoleum floors may be freezing. This can be quite uncomfortable if you spend a lot of time in your living room. If this is the case, you may want to lay down some carpet or some kind of area floor covering. Not only will this make it more warm and comfortable to walk around on, especially on bare feet, but it will also add a nice aesthetic element to your home. When it comes down to it, you probably want to lay down some nice carpet in any room that needs it the most Add more insulation in your attic.

Adding insulation in your attic is much simpler than you can imagine. Insulation can be easily and affordably added to your attic in almost no time at all. Adding insulation can make your home more impervious to the biting cold outside and it can make your home more energy efficient. Not to mention, adding insulation can also protect against water damage. When heat rises, it can escape through the room, which can melt ice and snow. So, if you don’t have insulation, you may want to add it in your home.

Purge items that you don’t need. Most people think that purging items is best in the Spring, but it is often best in the winter – when you will be spending the most time in the home. When it comes down to it, having clutter can also block heating vents, which can make your home colder than it really is. So, make sure to spend an afternoon cleaning and getting rid of things.

Re-seal all your windows. One of the simplest and most effective ways to properly improve your home for the winter is to reseal the windows. If you feel a draft, all you need to do add caulking to your window frames and you will notice lower energy bills and a much more comfortable home this winter.