Great Winter-Time DIY Projects!

Walter Green - General Manager
February 4, 2016

Great Winter-Time DIY Projects!

If you’re like most people this time of year, you’ve been spending a lot of time indoors lately. Unfortunately, we probably have a good bit of winter weather to get through before we can start enjoying the benefits of springtime.

But before you hang your head in despair, consider breaking up the boredom with some good ole’ fashioned DIY? After all, you’re stuck inside anyway, and you’re probably looking for something to do that doesn’t involve wishing it wasn’t winter. When you stop to think about it, you’ve got nothing to lose but winter-time blues and everything to gain!

Here are some easy winter projects you might want to tackle before spring hits.

Break-Out the Paint Brush - You’ve probably been staring at your neutral colored walls every day for months. Want to brighten your mood? Why not try re-painting! Why not go with a bright, cheery color to liven things up?

For many of us, painting in the winter is a great idea because it’s an easy time of the year to completely throw ourselves into a visually stimulating task. Plus, a new coat of paint can dramatically lift not only your mood but the mood of the entire room.

Looking for a great place to start? Stop by our retail store, and check out our paint center! You’ll find plenty of inspiration and some help in selecting the perfect color to brighten up your home!

Take to the Floors! - Is your carpet threadbare? Are your hardwood floors freezing your feet?

Putting in new flooring is a great winter time DIY project, and as an added bonus it can help further insulate the flooring in your home which could have a positive impact on your energy bills.

Whether you do it yourself or have it installed, there are plenty of great options when it comes to livening up the floors in your home. From carpeting, to hardwood, laminate, and tile your imagination is just about the only limit when it comes to your new floors. And when you take it one room at a time, it may not be as expensive as you might think, either!

Get Organized - When Spring gets here, you’re not going to want to spend your time sifting through those piles of junk in your basement. You’ll want to be outside, enjoying the fresh air.

Winter is a great time to work on getting organized. So, it pays to devote some time every week to decluttering in general and organizing what you decide to keep.

If you’re like me though, you probably don’t want to try to tackle the entire house all at once. If you do, you’ll might just find yourself with a stressed and frustrated, huddled on the couch with a cup of hot chocolate. Start small, and go slow. Focus on one shelf, or one corner, and work until you’ve got that space looking exactly how you want it. This way you’ll be able to see the progress you’re making, and it’ll be easier to keep yourself motivated.

Check Out Your Bathroom - Is your grout gunky with unsightly mildew? Is your sink hopelessly outdated? Are you over the pale paint you put on the walls years ago?

Your bathroom might make great winter project because once it’s done, you can appreciate your handiwork every single day. And, there are plenty of ways to frugally remodel your bathroom, so you don’t have to kill the bank account in the process.

Updates like replacing a faucet, re-grouting tile, or repainting are relatively easy, even for the rookie DIYer. But if you get more ambitious, and decide you would like to replace the flooring or the toilet, you will still find winter to be a great time to tackle the project! (Even if you find yourself needing to call for some professional backup.)

The bottom line is that It’s easy to get cabin fever this time of year. We’re all going through it. But working on home projects is a great way to keep yourself active and add some extra value to your home!