Contrary to popular belief, Winter is the perfect time to conduct some rewarding home renovations. With the weather outside being cold and uninviting, from early December to the beginning of March in the GTA, it’s easier to stay warm, stay in, and check those items off your to-do list!
Whether you’re gearing up to sell your home in the spring, or are just looking for some easy winter home projects to complete this season, there are a ton of great indoor home improvement projects that you and your family can choose from. So, grab your tools and your plans, it’s time to do some renovating!
Finishing Your Basement
There’s no better time than the present! If you’ve been waiting to finish your basement or update it’s decor, the winter months are the perfect time to do so. This project is a bigger undertaking as it will likely take a few weeks to complete, depending on how big of a basement renovation you’re planning for. However, a basement renovation yields a high return on investment, which is perfect for those who are gearing up to sell their home.
While working to update your basement, you can also inspect and check in to see how your furnace is working. Not only is this the time when you need your furnace the most, but it’s a perfect excuse to spend a little extra to get it serviced or repaired if need be.
Upgrade your Laundry Room
Did you know that most appliances tend to go on sale September to November and again in January? If you’ve been thinking about elevating your laundry room, now’s the perfect time to do so, given the money you’ll save with prices marked down.
But don’t stop there! Simple fixes like new shelves, a fresh coat of paint, or even some new wall paper can really revamp the room’s look and feel. Before you know it, your new room will be so comforting, you’ll actually look forward to doing a load of laundry.
Update Your Cabinets Hardware
This is an easy yet effective DIY home project that you can complete on a cold winter weekend. Head on over to your local hardware or home improvement store and take a look at some of the different variations of hardware that’s available.
From our time viewing condos and homes in the Milton, Oakville, and Burlington area, we’ve seen a ton of different hardware options that can really create a beautiful vibe. Try switching your hardware from silver to gold or adding a pop of colour to the mix. It’s a simple, yet effective project that will really elevate your kitchen.
Change Over Your Faucets
While you’re at it updating your kitchen cabinets, why not update all the hardware in your home? Adding new faucets and showerheads can really elevate your kitchen and bathroom, giving it a more modern and authentic feel. Plus, it always seems that when you change out your faucet, your sinks tend to work a whole lot better.
Many may advise to not try any plumbing project at home, however this one is safe to do so. Just be sure to pick out faucets that have the same number of mounting points in your sink, and you’ll be good to go.
A few other projects that you can add to your list for the winter season include painting, adding crown molding, reorganizing your closets, switching out your light fixtures and changing your kitchen countertops. With the winter season being quite long in the Great Toronto Area, there really is a great deal of time available for you to get to work, update your home, and have it looking fresh and fabulous just in time for spring. So write down your wishlist, create your budget, and gather your tools, it’s time to complete some winter home renovations!