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Five renovation projects you can do over the winter season

Many of us think of winter as a time to cozy up on the couch with a warm blanket and a good book. But let’s face it, being cooped up indoors for most of the season can get boring after a while.

Fortunately, there are several easy and rewarding do-it-yourself renovation projects that you can do over winter that can give your home a rejuvenated look by the time spring comes around. Below, we look at five ways to makeover your living space during this winter season.

1. Update your lighting.

With winter having considerably shorter days, a refreshed home lighting setup can chase away the darkness inside your house. Some ways you can do this is the strategic placement of lighting fixtures such as floor and table lamps and using energy-efficient bulbs that can closely mimic natural light, such Light-Emitting Diode (LED) bulbs.

Read this blog to learn how you can brighten up your living space with simple lighting changes.

2. Change out your doorknobs and cabinet handles.

New doorknobs and cabinet handles can really invigorate the look of a room. And with so many options to choose from online or at your local hardware store, finding the right doorknobs and handles that balance the style of your interiors with your own personal taste is both easy and fun!

3. Repaint your interior walls.

You might be surprised to learn that winter is actually a good time to paint your interior walls. This is because the lack of humidity can allow the paint to better adhere to your walls and lead to a more even coating. And with no humidity issues, newly painted walls can also dry a lot faster during winter.

One thing to keep in mind when painting your interiors over winter, however, is to consider using paint that has little to no volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in order minimize the odour, since it will be difficult to air out a room by opening windows and doors.  

4. Replace your bathroom faucets.

Replacing the faucets on your bathroom sink is a renovation project that can significantly impact the look of your space. And while it’s not standard for all sinks, the key for the most part is to get a faucet with mounting holes that match your sink. Then depending on the sink, it’s a matter of turning off the water valve and following the instructions that came with your new faucet.

5. Spruce up your laundry area.

Whether a whole room or just a closet, your laundry area is an essential part of your home that you should not overlook. So, it pays to think about how you can make it better organized and more functional with more shelves, hooks and baskets.

Whatever renovation project you choose, Home Trust’s Equityline Visa[1] will give you a convenient financial tool to help you realize your home’s full potential. Learn more by visiting hometrust.ca/credit-cards/equityline-visa.

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