Keep Your Home in Tiptop Shape With These 8 Winter Maintenance Projects

Here are the top eight indoor winter projects you can do to keep your home in tip-top shape:

1. Add a fresh coat of paint. You may not need to repaint every room, but take a look around and see if there are any walls that are a little more worn than you’d like.
The cost is relatively cheap, and it would give you a chance to neutralize your home’s interior color if you’re thinking of selling soon.

2. Seal any openings or air leaks around your doors and windows. Caulking or weatherstripping these areas will keep the cold out, the heat in, and reduce your energy bills.

3. Install programmable thermostats. The cost of one of these thermostats can vary depending on what type of unit you get, but you can save anywhere from 10% to 15% annually on your heating and cooling costs.

4. Add a backsplash where applicable. In your kitchen and bathrooms, for instance, this can really make the countertops and cabinets stand out, and it won’t cost you more than $500.

5. Install crown molding. If you feel like one of your rooms isn’t quite finished, this can really help make it feel complete. Depending on how big the room in question is, you can expect to spend $200 to $500.

6. Insulate the attic. If the snow is melting very quickly off of your roof, that’s a telltale sign that your attic isn’t properly insulated. This is a job that you don’t necessarily need a professional for.

7. Refurbish interior doors. I changed out all the doorknobs in my house, for example, and it only cost me $240. A fresh coat of paint can also go a long way as far as this project is concerned.

8. Treat your lawn. Technically this isn’t “indoor,” but if there’s no snow on the ground, you can give your lawn a nice fertilization job and prepare it so that it looks great come springtime.

“If the snow is melting very quickly off of your roof, that’s a telltale sign that your attic isn’t properly insulated.”

If you’d like to hear more winter home maintenance tips or you have any other real estate questions you’d like to ask, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. I’d love to help you.

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