Winter Home Improvement Projects

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Simple DIY Winter Home Improvement Projects

In Orange County, we get the luxury of having the sun shine on us all winter long with temperatures that barely dip below 40 degrees. For Southern Californians, anything below 60 degrees is cold. Many of us spend more time indoors during the winter than any other time. That’s why it’s the perfect time to take on some winter home improvement projects. If you have a DIY spirit, these winter home improvement projects will be right up your alley and on your to-do list in no time.

4 Simple DIY Winter Home Improvement Projects

Paint an Accent Wall

Timing is an important aspect of planning home improvement projects. Even though we have mild winters here in Orange County, we can still get frost on the grass and on the windshield in the morning. Painting is a task that needs adequate time to dry in order to be executed properly. That’s why you shouldn’t paint the outside of your home during winter. But the inside is definitely fair game. Pick a color that will make the interior of your home pop. If you need inspiration, here are some design tips you can take advantage of.

Get a Head Start on Landscaping

Landscaping is something that needs to be done year-round, even in the winter. It’s as easy as adding some fertilizer to your trees, shrubs and grass to help them flourish come spring. It’s also a relatively easy task for you to complete, considering all you need to do is get fertilizer and take the time to spread it around your yard. This will help to keep your yard nourished and give it the care it needs before warmer weather arrives.

Refurbish Doors

Doors have quite a visual impact on a home. If you’re looking for a relatively simple winter home improvement task, this is it. Depending on the look you’re going for, you have several options for the doors throughout your home.

- Paint the door – Painting the door can make your home look more expensive or modern. You can paint your door a bold color to add a pop to the curb appeal of your home, or just freshen up the doors with a coat of paint.

- Add decorative door knobs – This is a simple way to elevate the look of the doors in your home, and it’s easy too. All you need is a screwdriver to do this simple winter home improvement task.

- Add moldings – The most complex of the three options, this will give your doors a new look completely. You’ll give your flat doors the dimension they’ve been craving. However, you will need a table saw for this project, as well as an adhesive so if you don’t have those things, steer clear of this option.

 Add a Tile Backsplash

When it comes to improving the interior of your home, you want to make little improvements that yield big results. One way to accomplish this is to add a colorful backsplash to your kitchen or bathrooms. This project can help you add a pop of color to the area of your choosing that can help accent your countertops, appliances and cabinets.

Work with an Experienced Real Estate Agent in Orange County

When you love where you live, you want to make it yours. It’s one of the many perks of homeownership that you can love year after year. If you’re looking for a canvas to mold into your dream home, I can help you. With more than 15 years providing outstanding service to clients all over Orange County, I can work with you to find a home that fits your criteria. Contact me today to get started.



Kathy Burns

Kathy Burns

Realtor®, CIPS, RSPS, SFR
License #: 01423984
Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage