4 New Year Home Renovation Ideas
If your New Year’s resolutions include a more livable space, you’ve come to the right place. Over the holidays, you probably spent more time at home, so it’s only natural to start thinking about dream projects and creating the space you’ve always wanted.
If you have never tackled a winter reno before, there are a couple of key components to consider. First, you want to avoid renovations that result in more time spent outside. No one wants to use a drill or hammer when it is 25 below. Best to keep it indoors.
Second, you’re going to want as little disruption to your life as possible. If you are making changes to heavily-used living spaces, like your kitchen or bathroom, you need to plan how to handle it in advance.
As a bonus, getting it done in the winter means that you will be able to spend less time on renos when the sunny weather arrives.
There’s no need to wait for spring; here are four home renovation ideas to kick off the new year right.
Idea 1: Simple Bathroom Renovations
Renovations don’t have to be big projects. Small changes can make a massive difference in your living space. A simple powder room can have huge benefits. It gives your guests a bathroom on the main floor. You’ll love it too.
If you already have a powder room, you can tackle smaller bathroom projects that don’t involve messing with plumbing or a new toilet or flooring. You can upgrade your faucets, add new lighting, or give your vanity a fresh coat of paint.
Another excellent bathroom renovation is making it more accessible with wider doorways for wheelchairs, adding a walk-in shower, lowering light switches, and installing support bars.
Idea 2: Quick Kitchen Renovations
As great as a total kitchen renovation would be, there are small changes that you can make to spruce up your kitchen. Replace your countertops to give your kitchen a whole new feel.
Updating your cabinets is another transformative project. If you’re not ready to install new cabinetry, you can upgrade drawer pulls and knobs. It’s relatively inexpensive, and it makes a big difference in giving the kitchen a fresh contemporary feel. The best part is, all you need is a screwdriver.
Add a dash of colour or by updating your kitchen backsplash. It will bring some playfulness and style to the space without spending too much money (especially helpful after buying all those Christmas gifts).
Idea 3: Freshen Up Your Flooring
There’s no need to tackle the whole home. Rooms with the most traffic are a great place to start, like your living room, kitchen, bathrooms, or bedrooms.
Some smaller projects don’t involve ripping up all your flooring or carpet. If you have wood stairs, you can add a new runner to the stairs or give them a fresh paint job.
Another floor that doesn’t get a lot of thought is your garage floor. Give that oily, dirty concrete slab some love this winter. You can add a shiny polyaspartic or epoxy floor coating. Just make sure that you use a product that can be applied at colder temperatures.
Idea 4: Upgrade Your Lighting
The long winter nights can be tough. They are made more challenging without proper indoor lighting. It makes winter the perfect time to change up your light fixtures to brighten up your space.
If you don’t want to hardwire new lighting, you can add table and floor lamps throughout your home. Be sure to swap out low-wattage bulbs with brighter, energy-efficient ones while you’re at it.
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