5 Winter-Friendly Home Improvement Projects
Published on December 22nd, 2021

Looking to add value to your home this winter? Thankfully, there are plenty of home improvement projects for winter that are low-cost, practical, and don’t require going outside! If you can’t think of any good projects for winter, here are a few home improvement tips you can implement.

1) Repainting Walls

Repainting your walls is a straightforward and affordable home improvement project. This inexpensive update can completely refresh and transform the rooms in your home. Winter is also an optimal time to take on this project, as the paint is more likely to go on sale.

If you’re hoping to increase your home’s value and attract buyers in the near future, just be sure to paint your walls an appealing colour that isn’t too intense. You can really never go wrong with neutrals!

2) Lay Down New Caulking

Do you have caulk in your bathroom that’s starting to get a bit gross and unappealing? Caulking is supposed to be replaced about every 5 years, so it may be time to lay down new caulking. If you’re not already using caulk to seal your bathtub, it’s an upgrade you should consider.

The purpose of caulk is to protect the walls, windows, floors, and ceilings adjacent to your tub from excess moisture. You can also lay caulk around your shower, sink, and toilet. Just make sure to do your research on how to apply caulk, how to use a caulk gun, and how to remove the old caulk, if necessary.

3) Add a Tile Back Splash

Your kitchen is one of the best places in your home to invest some time and money. The state of your kitchen won’t go unnoticed by any interested buyers, so why not give it a little TLC?

A great way to update your kitchen without spending a fortune is to add a tile backsplash between your cabinetry and countertop. Tile backsplashes have a practical purpose, as they make your kitchen easier to clean. They also add a timeless beauty to the space. Installing a tile backsplash isn’t too difficult, so long as you consult useful online guides and install it correctly.

4) Seal Up Cracks

Winter is the perfect time to seal up any cracks around your windows and doors or even in your attic. Sealing these cracks and leaks can save you big on your heating and cooling costs, as these openings allow air to escape. This cost-saving feature is also a great selling point for your REALTOR® to mention to potential buyers.

If you’ve never sealed up cracks before, all you’ll need is insulating spray foam. Insulating spray foam is very affordable and can be bought online or at your nearest Canadian Tire. You can technically use caulk instead, but the process and result may be messier.

5) Replace Cabinet Hardware

Want to give your home a more modern look? A great place to start is by replacing your cabinet hardware. You can purchase new hardware in bulk online and take on the installation yourself. This inexpensive project is likely to yield high returns, as the hardware upgrade may impress interested buyers.

Want to take things a step further? You can also take the time to replace your door handles and lock sets. Just be sure to purchase hardware that matches the colours and textures of your cabinetry and doors.

Ready to Put Your House on the Market?

Now that you’ve put in the effort to upgrade your home, it’s time to reap the benefits! To ensure that you get the most out of your investment, it’s essential to hire an experienced Collingwood real estate agent. They’ll know how to properly appraise your home and showcase its latest features and upgrades to potential buyers.

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