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18
Dec

5 Home Improvement Projects to Tackle This Winter

Winter is just around the corner and there is nothing cozier than staying curled up indoors with a cup of hot chocolate during the cold months. Plus, with all of the holiday festivities, who has the motivation to tackle any of the items on the household to-do list?

But, we are here to tell you that the winter months are actually an ideal time for certain home improvement and maintenance projects. Especially if you are planning for a spring or summer move, it’s always good to get a head start! Here are 5 winter home improvement projects to help you take advantage of the season.

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1. Tend to Your Heating System

During the winter season, your heater is in use more than ever. Keep an eye on the water levels in your boiler to ensure that it doesn’t fall too low. Also, check and change the heating system filters. Most HVAC and furnance filters should be changed every three months.

2. Switch to LED Light Bulbs

LED light bulbs can use up to 75% less energy and last almost 25 times longer. The quality of LED lighting will make your home look much cleaner and it shows better in person. Did you know artificial lighting can skew the colors in your home to a yellow or blue in photos? Keep this in mind if you plan on putting your home on the market in 2020!

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3. Replace Cabinet and Door Hardware

Replacing door handles and cabinetry hardware is a small update that makes a big difference. It is also another update that you can do during the winter a little bit at a time since it is all indoors. This project can be relatively inexpensive and will spruce the place up.

4. Re-paint The Garage Floor

Does your garage floor have oil spots, grease, and rust stains? Take this time to do a detailed cleaning of your garage floors stains, as well as seal and repaint the floor to prevent future staining and minimize concrete dust.

5. Give Your Rooms or Cabinetry a Fresh Coat of Paint

Many things in the home can be painted such as old tile, paneling, and cabinets. This less expensive update can really make a difference. Many manufacturers offer deals on paint during the winter. Also, highering a professional painter can come at a lower price due to the lack of clients during this season.

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By taking on these projects, you might not indulge in as many holiday treats as you would like. But your to-do list before spring and summer will be shorter!