While most people associate home renovations with warmer seasons, winter projects are a great use of time when you’re indoors during the colder weather. Whether you go the DIY route or hire someone for the task, here are some home improvement projects for winter.

1. Add a Kitchen Backsplash as a Home Improvement Project for Winter

Adding a kitchen backsplash is a small project that makes a big difference in the appearance of your kitchen. A tile backsplash fills the area between countertops and cabinets, and can even extend to the ceiling. Backsplash tiles come in a variety of colors, patterns, and textures that complement any kitchen decor. The skill level required for this project ranges from medium to advanced. Hiring a contractor to complete it doesn’t involve a lot of labor or material costs.

2. Upgrade the Laundry Room this Winter

A lack of space-saving features is a common problem in laundry rooms and an upgrade doesn’t have to be a massive undertaking. To create a more functional laundry space, add some shelving, storage bins, and a surface for folding laundry. If you need to replace your washer and dryer, energy-efficient ones will save on your utility bill. Watch for appliance sales that often happen in late fall and again after the holidays.

3. Home Improvement Projects for Winter Include Rejuvenating the Bathroom

Replacing a faucet is an easy indoor project, especially if the new one has the same hole pattern as the existing faucet. Turn off the valves underneath the sink and follow installation instructions on the package. Adding an attractive new vanity is another project that doesn’t involve a lot of dust and paint fumes. Many home improvement stores will even deliver your purchases right to your door.

4. Peel-and-Stick Wainscoting

Wainscoting is a classic way to add personality to a formal dining room or living room’s walls and is a great way to cover up any flaws. While traditional square moldings and beadboard require tools and cutting, peel-and-stick wood wainscoting is easier to install. Choose from a variety of styles from flat panel to board and batten to color-blocked wainscoting options.

Spend your time indoors this winter making home improvements and renovations. Involve the family in planning and undertaking projects during cold weather so you can enjoy the outdoors when warmer weather arrives.

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