Winters are wonderful. Snow, fam-jams, coffee, hot cocoa, and fireplaces make this season cozy. But if you don’t pay attention your humble abode, things can become nightmarish pretty fast. The extreme weather can damage your home and ruin any remodeling plans that you may be thinking about.
Hence if you’re planning to spruce up your place to keep it warm and welcoming during the holiday season, now would be an excellent time to get a headstart on things. You wouldn’t want to work in the blistering cold, would you? So we’ve listed a few revamping ideas to get you motivated. Check them out down below.
Declutter your living space
When it comes to styling the house, more is never better. Too many things in too little place look incredibly tacky and take away from the natural architectural charm. Minimalistic design is in and will remain trendy for some time. Plus, it’s easier to host winter parties when there’s more space.
Though we recommend decluttering the place, we understand that doing so might not be that easy. Sometimes you have belongings that hold too much sentimental value. However, you can rent self storage space to keep such belongings safe. This way, you be able to free up space in your home. Storage facilities are incredibly affordable and can protect your stuff against harsh weather. Making space in the house will lead to positive changes in your daily life. The place is easier to clean on lazy winter days, your mental health improves, and generally more aesthetically pleasing.
Restore the floors
Homeowners often opt for wooden floors because they help keep the house warm in winter and cool in the summer. However, in older homes, the floors are usually first to show signs of wear and tear. After decades, the hardwood floors can become dull and lifeless. Moreover, with frequent usage, the wood may splinter and chip in certain places. The same applies to tiles. However, tile is more likely to crack and chip off than just splinter.
It would be best to revamp the flooring on a budget before winter kicks in. Staining and polishing are some of the best ways to go about this. You don’t have to replace the entire wood panels; merely buffing the wood and laying down a fresh coat of varnish could do the trick.
Once you get the floors done, you will instantly notice the place come to life. The natural line of sight moves from bottom to top and left to right. Therefore, the floor is often the first part of the room that an outsider will notice.
Fresh paint is a game-changer
If you are looking for ways to revamp your place, a fresh coat of paint is one of the best ways to do so. Over time your existing paint can get worn out. A fresh coat of paint is a great way to bring some life back into your home. It creates a neater and cleaner look. However, since paint needs time to dry, doing this chore while the weather is mildly warm is a better idea.
With winter coming around, consider slapping warmer colors on the wall. It adds to the generally cozy vibe and creates a more comfortable aesthetic. Painting the house can transform the place. Moreover, most people paint their rooms on their own, so the costs are pretty manageable.
Plants give a cheerful ambiance to your home. A tall standing plant in the corner of a well-designed room can add a splash of personality to the decor. Plus, they’re great for maintaining indoor humidity.
If you live in an apartment with inadequate access to fresh air, a plant might be your best source of pure oxygen. Besides giving you fresh air, the subtle green is a great way to keep your mood peaceful. Many people report an increase in positive attitudes when they are around plants and green spaces.
Take a look at the roof
When the snow blankets your rooftop, ensure that it is ready to bear the weight. It would be best to ensure that the roof slides the snow right off rather than letting it pile up. Check if your shingles are in place so that the snow slides down.
While you’re up there, consider cleaning and repairing the roof. If you have an older house, mold and water damage can give the top a dull look. Cleaning and repainting will drastically increase the curb appeal, add value, and prevent water damage when the snow melts in spring.
Work with the lights
There’s nothing worse than walking into a dimly lit house. White bright lights give off an industrial vibe and are nothing more than an eyesore. Moreover, they are known to create increase negative moods in individuals. They can increase anxiety symptoms in people who already suffer from existing anxiety.
However, warmer light is known to affect the overall house temperature. Warmer colors conduct heat better and help keep the place toasty as the weather gets chilly.
Warm lights are the way to go. Sporadically placed lights around the house give a subtle glow and can help increase the general mood in the place. Other than that, the light doesn’t hurt your eyes. However, they can be slightly dull at times. Hence it would be best to install them strategically to ensure adequate illumination throughout your place.
There we have some of the best ideas to help you revamp your house. Working on a budget should be your goal this winter. Changing the place up a little by little is more manageable. Splurging and designing the house in one go loses its appeal after a while. However, slow rlimping efforts create more excitement and help keep you motivated to achieve your home goals. Stay focused, follow these tips and hacks and work your way to the house of your dreams. So make a list of the things you want to get done and get to work before winter kicks in full swing.