Once you finally find a place to call home, it’s important that you start building the nest. Enhancing your home is not only financially beneficial, it is beneficial to your mental and physical health.
During the winter months, it’s easy to get depressed or just sad. The skies are often grey, and the weather is often gloomy as well. Working to improve your domicile could really change your winter vibes.
Take a quick moment to read through a brief overview of a few great winter home improvement projects that won’t leave you out in the cold.
Finding the funding for your improvements
Before you can get started on the honey-do list around the house, you’ll need the funding to get started. There are many ways to gather together the funds for your home improvement project, you just have to know where to look.
- Get a home equity loan.
It’s called a HELOC loan, and you can apply for one through your mortgage company. You’re essentially borrowing against your home, though, so make sure you can really afford the expense.
- Turn in a valuable tip.
There are many different ways to make money through providing information. If you find a wanted animal or person, you may find a reward at the end of that rainbow. If you have a valuable tip for the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission), you may also get a lump sum of cash deposited into your bank account.
Get a jump on next year’s landscaping
Before we get into the thick of winter, you can tend to the health of your lawn. Fertilization of the landscape outside of your home. Add a booster to your trees, shrubs, and grass, and once winter is gone, you’ll see a healthy regrowth take over.
Add a fresh coat of paint
It may be cold outside, but the inside of your home is warm and welcoming. Why not make it a little more warm and welcoming? Adding a fresh coat of paint to any room of your home can liven up the space, and it won’t cost you a fortune.
The supplies for painting an average sized residential room won’t cost you more than $200, and the labor is all in the back. Take your time, and get the family involved. Make painting a memorable occasion.
Find and fix air leaks around your home
Sealing opening and air leaks around your home may cost you a small amount of money, but not sealing them could cost you a large amount of money over time.
Winter is the best time to find and extinguish costly air leakage around the house, because the sharp feel of a cold breeze is easy to spot in such a warm and welcoming environment.