Although the weather may be cold, there are still plenty of home improvement projects you can embark on this winter. From installing new flooring to updating countertops and repainting the interior of your home, there are just a few upgrades you can make to your home in time for the new year. Below, you’ll learn some of the best tips for repainting the interior of your home this winter.
Remove and Replace Wall Switch Plates
Before painting your home, you should first remove and replace wall switch plates. After all, you don’t want to leave these on, since you might accidentally paint over them. Also, if some of the switch plates are damaged or simply outdated, you’re going to want to purchase new ones that best fit the style of your home.
Decide Which Paint Color to Use
You may want to repaint your home with the interior of your home the same color that you used before, but now is the perfect time to go with a new color! However, which one will you use? A good rule of thumb to keep in mind is to go neutral! Especially if you’re planning on selling your home in a few years, homebuyers love neutral colors, since they go with pretty much anything.
DIY vs. Hiring a Professional Painter
It may be tempting to do your own painting, but if the job is large, you might want to consider hiring a professional painter in your area. Although you can undoubtedly repaint your home if you live in a relatively small apartment, you don’t necessarily want to repaint your entire house (if it’s a multi-room home) on your own, especially during the holiday season.
Find the Right Date for the Project
Now that you know what paint color to use, have ordered new switch plate covers, and decided who is going to paint your house, it’s time to find the right date for the project. Generally speaking, you should choose a weekend that you have plenty of availability to be home. But you should also consider having your project done right after the holidays, when the paint is on sale, to save money on repainting your home this winter.
There are quite a few tips to keep in mind when repainting the interior of your home this winter, from buying new wall switch plates to finding the right date for your project. Although it may seem intimidating to take on a home improvement project this winter right after the holidays, it’s a great time to repaint your home in time for the new year.