Winter is coming fast, which means we’ll all want to be cozied up and warm inside our homes. However, if you live in a fixer-upper or have some renovation projects you want to start, winter doesn’t have to mean your projects get put on pause! Instead, it means getting clear on what you can do without worrying about the weather.
Here, we’re sharing seven simple and easy renovations you can do this winter — all while staying in the comfort of your own home.
1. Rearrange furniture
One of the easiest ways to make your home feel fresh and new? Change it up a bit! Consider rearranging different rooms to maximize space or make it feel like an entirely different space. You can even add small finishing touches like furniture covers, new area rugs, and upgraded throw pillows to change a room’s overall look and feel.
2. Install new light fixtures
New light fixtures are another great way to renovate your home without worrying about the weather. They can help elevate any room, whether you’re going for a modern, mid-century, or classic look. You can even make a difference in the lightbulbs you choose. For a cozier look and feel, choose bulbs that are soft and warm. For spaces that need brighter, more natural light — like a home office — opt for daytime LED bulbs.
3. Upgrade your hardware
There are tons of small details throughout our home that often don’t get much attention. But when they do, it can make a huge difference. Consider swapping out hardware like:
- Kitchen cabinet handles and knobs
- Light switch faceplates
- Outlet faceplates
- Kitchen and bathroom faucets
- Vent covers
- Bathroom fixtures
4. Jazz up your kitchen and bathrooms
Updating your kitchen and bathrooms doesn’t require a complete renovation. There are still tons of easy and creative ways to make it feel like an entirely new space without a big dent in your wallet or worrying about not having hot water during the cold winter months. Some of our favorite ideas include:
- Adding a backsplash (temporary or permanent)
- Installing new kitchen counters
- Upgrading your bathroom vanity
- Painting or refinishing your cabinets
- Installing new tile or hardwood floors
- Replacing your shower or tub
5. Paint, paint, paint
This one might be a little obvious, but there’s no limit as to what you can do (and the difference you can make) with paint. Don’t just limit yourself to walls; think of other areas that can use a refresh, like:
- Crown molding
- Accent walls
Pro tip: You can also use spray paint to upgrade the hardware in your home we mentioned earlier — like handles and fixtures — to give them an impressive makeover. Just make sure you paint in the garage or a well-ventilated shed, so you’re not leaving all those fumes in your house!
6. Reclaim old wood furniture
Instead of buying furniture to make your home feel new again, consider transforming old pieces of furniture! Whether it’s a sentimental piece you’ve had in the basement for a while or something you’ve discovered in a local thrift shop, reclaim it! We even have a helpful guide showing you how to restore old furniture.
7. Refinish your hardwood floors
Want to bring your hardwood floors back to life again? Or change the color of them altogether? WOCA Wood Care has you covered. First, check out our tutorial for refinishing your hardwood floors, then explore all of our indoor woodcare products to get everything you need to tackle your next winter home renovation.
Turn to WOCA for your winter wood care needs
For any other wood project you tackle this winter (or any time of the year!) turn to WOCA Wood Care. From restoring and reviving to cleaning and maintenance, we can help with it all. The best part? All of our products are plant-based and non-polluting, so you can feel good knowing that they’re safe for your family and the environment. Explore our solutions today!