6 Home Improvement Projects Perfect for Winter

Winter is the perfect time to do some home improvement projects. Not only are the days shorter, but there are fewer potential customers for your work. You can get a lot more done with fewer interruptions! Here are six of our favorite winter home improvement projects you can tackle before spring arrives.

Paint the walls

Painting is an ideal option if you're looking to add some color to your home but don't have the time or energy this winter to tackle a major project. It's possible to paint walls any time of year. You can even do it while on vacation if you have someone trustworthy in the house with access to your keys. That is a good idea if you plan to sell your home soon. If hiring someone else is more your style, some pros specialize in painting walls of all shapes and sizes.

For a DIY painting project, get ready for a longer timeline and more physical effort. However, it's not impossible! You'll want to remove all furniture from the room being painted so that it doesn't get damaged by drips or splatters during application. Then cover everything else with drop cloths so as not to get any paint on things like appliances or window frames. Afterward, follow up immediately with primer before applying 2-3 coats of latex paint over the top.

Bring the outdoors in with new houseplants

Indoor plants can help improve air quality and reduce stress. They can be an excellent way to bring the outdoors in, even during winter. And with so many options available, there's something for everyone! Here are some suggestions that will brighten up your space and make it feel more inviting:

  • Ficus: These plants are perfect if you want something easy to look after. That is an excellent choice if you're looking for something larger than a potted plant but still low-maintenance.
  • Snake Plant/Mother-in-Law's Tongue (Sansevieria): This plant has no problem growing indoors without sunlight. It will grow approximately 6 feet tall indoors. Once planted outdoors, it may reach heights up to 10 feet tall!

Reorganize your closet

If you want to jump on your spring cleaning, use this time of year to reorganize your closet. A closet organizer can help maximize space and make finding what you’re looking for easier. If you divide your clothing by color, type of clothing (pants vs. dresses, etc.), and season (winter vs. summer), it will be easier to see what needs replacing or updating when the season comes around again. If you have items in storage that are rarely worn – such as winter sweaters or swimsuits – put them away until next year!

Decluttering your clothes and reorganizing the closet is a perfect activity for winter. Items like clothes, memorabilia, drapes, and rugs should all have their place. For example, if you are packing rugs and carpets to put them in storage, winter is the perfect time for doing so. Make sure to use specific packing ways to prevent damage, especially if you plan to move your rugs to storage.

Add a new lighting fixture

Lighting is one of the most impactful ways to change the look and feel of a room. If you're unsure where to start, we recommend choosing a light fixture that's easy to install. You should choose one that's the right size for the room, select a style that matches your home or opt for one with an appropriate wattage level.

Update your kitchen backsplash

Consider updating the backsplash if you're ready to give your kitchen a facelift. If you bought your home in winter, this is one of the first things you should update. The backsplash is typically located above the countertop and behind appliances, so it's an easy home improvement project you can complete in one day. There are several options for upgrading your kitchen backsplash:

  • Replace old tile with new tile. Tiles come in many styles and colors and can be installed on their own or combined with other materials like metal sheeting or glass panels.
  • Replace old tile with glass tile. Glass tiles might seem an expensive choice at first glance, but they don't require any grouting work and will last longer than traditional ceramic counterparts.
  • Replace old tile with subway tile. Subway is another popular option for upgrading kitchens because it's affordable and durable.

Install energy-efficient windows

According to the Department of Energy, installing energy-efficient windows can save you $100 per year on your electricity bill. Installing new windows will also increase your home’s value. There are several different types of windows to choose from, and each has its benefits and drawbacks. If you want something more affordable and easy to install, vinyl frames may be better for you since there aren't any special tools required for installation.

Some home improvement projects are best done in winter

If your home improvement project is weather dependent, you may have to put it on hold during winter. However, you can do several projects even in the coldest weather.

  • Painting: A fresh coat of paint is a great way to update a room and brighten your home decor. That can be done any time of year, including winter – especially if you want to paint before winter begins!
  • Energy-efficient windows: When it's time for new windows in your house or apartment building, opting for energy-efficient models will save money on heating bills over time. The best part about this project is that you can do it any time of the year!
  • Install an Outdoor Deck: An outdoor deck adds value and function to any home because it provides space where family members can relax outdoors together while enjoying nature's beauty! Also, installing decks requires minimal physical activity compared to other construction projects.


Hopefully, you’ve found this list of six home improvement projects helpful for winter. We know how frustrating it can be when you have a project in mind and can’t do it because of the weather. People often feel intimidated by home improvement projects, but we want you to know that anybody can do these things! All it takes is researching what materials best suit your particular situation, time, and dedication. If you have read through this blog post, those shouldn't be hard to come across when planning any project.

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