paintingprojectAs there is still snow on the ground, you are probably spending a lot of time inside your house. Here are some great indoor home improvement project ideas that will keep you busy until spring’s arrival. These simple projects will bring about positive changes and upgrades in your home that can increase the property value and save in your energy costs.

Paint– Paint is the easiest way to transform a room or just freshen it up. A quality paint job with the right color will help the rooms in your home look new, clean, and up to date. Whether you know exactly what color and finish you want or don’t know where to start, we can certainly help. Our Paint Studio team offers expert guidance and advice. Start by visiting The Paint Studio.

Change Out Light Bulbs– It’s a great time to replace light bulbs that have burned out. You should consider switching to LED bulbs. Typically you can save over 80% in energy costs by using LED bulbs- they consume a lot less energy and last for up to 20 years before you would have to replace them so they are virtually maintenance free.

De-clutter & Organize– Make sure all the items in your home have their place in a neatly stored and labeled container. This helps make your life easier and saves you so much time when you need to access these items. There are common areas in the home which tend to serve as storage and become overly stuffed and disorganized such as basements, garages, and closets. These are typically the catchall places for an assortment of household goods. However with some shelving, storage totes, and an organization plan, these areas of your home will be in order and function much better for you.

Install A Kitchen Backsplash-A kitchen backsplash can bring color and texture into your design and accent your countertops and cabinets. Or if your kitchen is already full of color, a neutral kitchen backsplash can bring a sleek and elegant look to the room.

Update Your Bathroom-Making small changes in our bathroom can have a huge impact. Update your faucet and shower fixtures to something a bit more modern. Paint your bathroom with soothing softer colors like (blue, muted pink, grey, white) to create a relaxing, peaceful atmosphere. Change your bathroom accessories (rug, towels, trashcan, etc) to a new color also.

Change Your Furnace Air Filters– You need to change your air filters every 3 months. A clean air filter improves the air quality in your home and reduces your energy costs because a clean air filter does have to work as hard to keep your home heated or cooled. Also a clean furnace air filter extends the life of your heating and air condition unit and prevents damage caused by dirt and dust build up.

Install A Programmable Thermostat-A programmable thermostat allows you to control the temperature of your heat or air conditioning. You can cut back heat or ac when you’re not home to save in your energy.

If you have a question about any of these projects, you can visit our Fleetwood or Douglassville store, call us, email us at weavers@weavershardware.com, or visit us on Facebook.