While summer is the ideal time to work on your property’s outdoor space; winter provides ample opportunity to spend wet and windy days inside the home, updating your decor and getting involved in some winter home improvements.
This winter, why not compile a list of jobs — big or small — that you’ve been meaning to do around the house, and set yourself a weekly challenge of completing them before the season is through. The first step, after you set your goals is to contact a Full Service Interior Design company in your area.
If you’re feeling stuck for inspiration, here are four winter home improvements you could take on this winter:
Painting and decorating
- The quickest way to give your home a fresh feeling
With the winter weather rolling in, you want your home to feel comfy and cozy. A new lick of paint on tired-looking walls can give your rooms an instant uplift. Instantly making them feel more welcoming and warming when it’s chilly outside.
Different room colors portray different moods, so you should consider the ambiance you’d like to create before you invest in new paint. For instance, red can be very striking if used in a room with an open fire, whereas white can sometimes be left feeling cold if not supplemented by warmer soft furnishings and accessories.
Your energy usage
- Invest in higher quality heating
In the summer, we rarely think about the efficiency of our heating systems. Yet in winter we become very dependent on them to warm the home. Before the temperatures plummet too much, do you need to look into replacing your boiler or furnace?
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These jobs are much safer left to the professionals, so get in touch with a local tradesman — such as qualityairandheat.com — to have your heating systems inspected and updated if needs are. You don’t want to run the risk of furnace failure on a cold winter’s day, so get ahead of the game now, and book in any work that needs to be done, before it’s too late.
Renovate your kitchen
- Little changes amount to a big difference
For many families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. As such, work surfaces and cabinet doors can start to look well-used and in need of replacement in no time at all.
Renovating your kitchen doesn’t always require a total refit; consider painting or replacing cabinet doors. Purchasing new appliances or installing new custom window treatments can make a huge difference. You may find your kitchen looks spruced up, with only a little effort spent.
- Your garden in Spring 2019
You may not be able to spend much time outside working in your yard, but the winter months can be the perfect time to plan ahead for the changes you want to make in Spring 2019. Research the types of shrubbery you’d like to sow, and what vegetables and plants to grow. On a cold and wet day, it’ll give you something to look forward to!
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