With a couple more months of winter ahead and the fun of the holidays behind people can start to get a tad stir-crazy around the house if they don’t have something new and exciting to keep them occupied. That’s precisely why the winter season is the perfect DIY season!
With the cold winds of winter keeping you and your family indoors there’s no better time than now to try your hand at some of the simple, affordable, and stylish new DIY projects which will help bring new life to you and your home alike this time of year! Even if you've never tried your hand at DIY remodeling you’d be amazed by how much fun and satisfaction you can get out of renewing the tired look and feel of your home with just a little bit of creativity and dedication. That in mind, here are 3 DIY remodeling projects that even the most inexperienced homeowner can tackle to excite and brighten the worst winter has to offer.
1. Fresh Interior Paint for a Fresh Interior Feel
With winter keeping you indoors, it only makes sense that you’ll grow weary of the look of your walls and furniture after a while. A bold splash of new paint can rejuvenate everything from your living room’s wall to your bedroom’s new nightstand. Most interior painting projects take just a few hours to complete and are one of the most reliable ways to improve the beauty and the property value of your home. It’s important to remember, however, the importance of your color palette choices as bold splashes of color can help rejuvenate and brighten a home but too much of it can quickly become overwhelming. When in doubt, turn to painters and design representatives for their opinion.
If you haven't picked up a paintbrush since art class in high school it may be intimidating to have so much control over your home's design and style. If you're at all worried however, remember that you can find many helpful interior painting guides and can always turn to professional painters if you're unhappy with the results you see,
2. Invite More Light
The early nights of winter keep your home dark, depressing, and unwelcome if you aren't careful to increase your home’s natural and artificial lighting. You can get the most out of your home’s lighting through several projects but you may be surprised how many of them are simplistic and affordable enough to be completed without calling on professional electricians. Begin by identifying the rooms where you spend most of your as well as those which tend to get the darkest. In these rooms in particular, it’s a wise decision to transition to energy efficient bulbs which both lower your utility bills and often supply more light than traditional incandescent bulbs. Along with this switch, invest in lighter fabric curtains and in mirrors which allow for light to shine more fully across your rooms.
3. Accents and Updates
The points in your home where your personality most shines through is in all the little details and accessories you choose to showcase and surround yourself with. With that in mind, it’s easy to imagine the effect some simple re-accessorizing can have on the look and feel of your home this winter. Consider having new handles, faucets, and other such hardware installed to give more style and shine to your kitchen, bathroom, doors, and windows. Additionally, having crown molding installation, a home theater installation, or even a simple furniture change can do wonders for improving the look of your home.
If you're at a loss for how to best accessorize your home, consider speaking with interior designers or (more affordably) your friends and family to find out the aspects and characteristics of your personality that are most worth showcasing.