Winter can be the source of major cabin fever, especially for those who love to DIY. Many home projects are done outdoors, leaving homeowners with little to do. While waiting for the first big thaw, here are some simple indoor DIY projects to satisfy your do it yourself bug and update the look of your home!
1. Add Dimension to Walls and Doors
Many homeowners focus on curb appeal, but having walls that aren’t blah are just as important, and it can be an easy indoor DIY project. Install crown molding or baseboards for a classic update, or create a statement in a dining or living room by putting in a chair rail or wall panel. You can also use molding to create depth on your doors.
2. Create Storage in Problem Areas
Every home has that one place that always gets cluttered, be it the entryway, playroom, or bathroom. Reduce the mess and add a visual element to the space by installing built-in bookshelves, hooks, or cubbies. You’ll have less of a mess and add more value to your home.
3. Add a Splash of Tile
If your kitchen doesn’t have a backsplash, winter is the perfect time to install one. Peel and stick tile is easy to use, relatively inexpensive, and can make a boring kitchen look custom designed. You can use the tile to update other spaces in your home such as the laundry room or bathroom.
4. Give a room a fresh look
Many assume that painting is a fair weather project, but with the right paint and ventilation, it can be done year round, just make sure to follow the right protocol. Installing wallpaper is another simple way to update a room and with endless options, the design can fit any lifestyle and budget.
5. Breathe new life into your home (literally!)
Get a head start on spring planting by creating a small indoor garden. The plants can easily be transferred into a window box, planter, or larger garden once the weather gets nicer. Opt for useful herbs or root vegetables to produce a crop you can use. Keep them in a well lit area away from draft windows or heating vents to ensure you have a healthy plant come springtime.
6. Update your linens
While not necessarily a DIY project, replacing your boring drapes, shower curtains, and even pillows can be a simple way to update a room.
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