6 Indoor Home Improvement Projects to Beat the Winter Blues

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When the weather is cold, it’s hard to do any home renovations to the outside of your house – let alone leave your house! If you’re looking to cure your cabin fever, here are 6 simple home improvement projects you can do from the warmth and comfort of the great indoors!

Install a Feature Wall

Whether you use wood, paint or wallpaper, adding a feature wall to a room in your home will give it a fresh, new look! Accent the wall behind your bed or the main wall in your dining room to enhance the drama of your space. Depending on what type of material you choose for your feature wall, this project could only take a day or two!

Re-Caulk Your Tub and Shower

Okay, this one is definitely not as fun, but it’s an important maintenance project for your home. If you’ve noticed that the caulk around your tub is starting to peel or disintegrate, it’s about time to re-caulk! Caulk ensures that your tub and shower stay water-tight, preventing leaks and causing damage to your home. Plus, this project is a quick fix!

Install a Kitchen Backsplash

If you’re tired of looking at your old kitchen backsplash, now might be the time to make that change. Now, we know what you’re thinking – “I don’t know how to do tilework, that sounds hard!” If you don’t feel comfortable doing your own tile backsplash, consider other options! This could include wallpaper (under a coat of varnish to protect the paper), wood, chalkboard, vinyl or other materials. Don’t be afraid to think outside the box!

Lay Down New Flooring

Again, we could see how this might seem like a daunting task, but it’s easier than you think! There are many flooring options that have interlocking pieces, making it easy to install. These options include engineered wood planks, laminate, floating vinyl sheets, carpet squares or cork planks. Your local hardware store is a great go-to for advice and best practices when doing this on your own.

Change Out Your Faucets

This is another quick fix that will transform the look and feel of your space! We often don’t even notice the faucets in our bathrooms or kitchen, but these pieces easily make your home look dated. Changing out the faucets gives your bathroom or kitchen an updated, modern look.

Add Architectural Interest

Maybe you’ve always wanted to install new baseboards that match the style of your home, or maybe you’d like to add shiplap or wainscoting to a room or two. These projects might be on the more time-consuming side of DIY projects, but the end-results will make a huge difference!

Not only will these projects keep you busy during the winter months, they also add value to your home. If you’re looking to take on some larger home renovation projects in 2017, call Kliethermes to help you get the job done!

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