Projects To Get You Through Winter

Category: Posted on: 12/27/13 7:52 PM

The wintertime can be a frustrating time as the desire to be outside grows less the colder it gets. While the cold weather makes a great time for homebodies, it may not be as much fun for people looking to be active and productive. The wintertime can be a great opportunity for do-it-yourselfers to complete projects around the house. There are many projects you can do, but here are some fairly easy to do projects that anyone can do over the course of a weekend. These projects will beautify and add value to your home, and cut energy bill costs by being more energy efficient.

Replacing Light Fixtures & Bulbs

Probably one of the easiest tasks to perform around the house is to replace light fixtures and light bulbs. This will not only give it a brighter look but will also cut down on the electric bill. Old light bulbs are inefficient because all of the energy generated goes towards heat instead of light. New energy efficient light bulbs last longer and require less energy to produce light when compared to old incandescent light bulbs. Be careful changing light fixtures without cutting the power first at the breaker box to make sure you don’t harm yourself.

Replace appliances, faucets, showerheads, & toilets with more energy efficient models

A bit more of experience might be required, but still not an impossible task for any homeowner to tackle. Moderate plumbing experience and knowledge is recommended to prevent flooding and leaks when switching out water fixtures. New energy efficient water fixtures will give your bathrooms and kitchens a whole new look and cut down on water and sewer bills. Replacing showerheads, faucets, and toilets can cut down water consumption by 30% with energy efficient water fixtures. Replacing appliances such as refrigerator, washers, dryers, dishwashers, etc. can help cut energy costs as much as several hundreds of dollars.

Trim & Molding

This job doesn’t require as much skill as it does time and patience. Adding new trim and crown moldings, although tedious, will transform a regular room into a magnificent living space. To create a smooth transition from your ceiling to your walls, use crown modeling to give a room a more stunning look. Depending on the size of the room and how the ceilings are, you will have to decide what kind of profile and decorative designs will be required to compliment the space you are planning on improving. Replacing baseboards are just as important, despite their low position along the floor. Baseboards can transform your room into a new royal look along the floor line.


It’s amazing how a gallon of paint can give your home a brand new look and feel. Update old and dated rooms of your house by painting walls, ceilings, trim moldings, and cabinets with new bold colors.

Adding a Backsplash

Transform the look of your kitchen from bland to impressive by adding new tile or ceramic backsplash tiles along the walls. Although tedious, adding backsplash to your kitchen can easily be done by anyone who is patient and doesn’t mind the amount of prep time that is involved for a successfully completed project.

Protip: Home Depot offers a variety of free workshops that teach homeowners to do it yourself; such as backsplash and tile installations.

Tackle any of these projects to chase away your winter blues. Do not let the chilly weather keep you from being productive this winter season!


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