With winter setting in, you probably won’t be spending as much time on outdoor projects and you can turn your attention indoors. There are plenty of winter home improvement projects that will make your home more comfortable and welcoming. Here are a few suggestions to get you started.
Insulate and Seal Cracks
As the temperatures drop, your HVAC unit will be working hard to keep your home comfortable. You can lower your utility bills and keep your home warm by sealing off cracks that can occur around windows and doors and along the foundation. Adding new, thicker insulation in the attic can also prevent heat from escaping.
Paint Your Walls
A new coat of paint can transform your home. In the winter, paint will actually dry faster because there isn’t as much humidity in the air. In addition, you may be able to find better prices on paint during the winter months. If you are concerned about paint fumes, look for low-volatile organic compound (VOC) paints.
Regrout the Bathroom Tile
It is common for tile grout to become dirty and faded over time. You can use a grout scraper to remove the old grout and vacuum up the debris. Once you have applied the new grout, it will need to dry for about 24 hours before you add a sealant.
Install a New Faucet
A new faucet can provide a quick upgrade to your kitchen or bathroom. You will need some specific tools, but if you are a little handy, you should be able to manage this project on your own. The most important thing to remember is to turn off the water to the house before you start working.
Winter is the perfect time to turn your attention to making changes inside your home. Even small, inexpensive projects can make a big difference in the way your home looks and feels. Try out some of these home improvement projects to kick off the winter season. For help with larger projects, call the experts at Gerald Jones Company.