The seasons are changing and winter is slowly approaching. Although this year has felt largely like a blur to many of us, the end is almost nigh and we will be hearing Christmas music before we know it.
Autumn is a great chance for us to prepare our home for winter, and there are many different ways that we can do this.
Today we are going to take a look at some of the DIY jobs you can do around the house this year to make the most of your house in winter.
Seal the windows
The first easy job you can do this week around the house is seal your windows. The cold season is rapidly approaching and soon we will be fighting to stay warm and cosy.
To ensure that we can stay warm all winter we need to ensure that the sealant around our window frames is solid. Over time sealant can crack and rot away, so a fresh coat will make all the difference and keep your house warm all winter long.
Repaint your doors
Gloss paint is an underrated part of the house, and it can make a bigger impact than you may think to your home. Over time, a once beautifully white piece of gloss paint will become darker and more cream and yellow. This can make the rooms of your home look drab and dull.
Repainting your doors and skirting boards with white gloss paint is a simple DIY to do in your house this winter, and it will mean if you come to sell in the future, your single house will stand out from the crowd. Be aware that gloss paint takes a long time to dry so pick your moments!
Freshen up the walls
As well as refreshing the glosswork around the house, you could benefit from giving your walls a spruce up. You can easily spruce up the walls of your house with a new colour on the feature wall of your living room and your bedroom.
As well as this, consider painting over any white or neutral shade you have to brighten it up and make it look brand new. Painting your home won’t take too long and it will just make the space look and feel brand new.
Consider new carpet
One of the best DIY jobs you could consider doing before winter is to replace your carpets. Most of us have the same carpet for years on end and never think to replace it; but over time with scratches, traffic, and spills – a once beautiful carpet can look old and musty.
Breathe new life into your living space this winter with a new fluffy carpet, and enjoy a cosy and warm atmosphere for the whole winter. A new carpet really can make a room.
Refresh the kitchen cupboards
Our kitchen really comes into its own during the cold season. From making tasty sweet treats to hosting parties and cooking Christmas dinner there are many ways to utilise this room in winter.
Because we will be using the kitchen so much during winter, it is important for us to make the most of the space and refresh it now and again. One simple way to do this is to paint and refresh the kitchen cupboards.
Whether you have wooden or vinyl cupboard doors – you can add a fresh lick of paint or even get a fresh vinyl sheet to place over. A fresh new white or a burst of bright colour can make all the difference to your kitchen.
Install a new shower
Your shower is a commodity that will feel more like a treat during winter – and now is a great time to treat yourself even more. A new shower can be a great way to spend your hard earned cash this year, and it will ensure that you are able to enjoy a warm wash at the end of a cold miserable day.
There are plenty of stylish showers you can invest in such as a waterfall shower which will add a modern and contemporary feel to your whole house.
Tidy the garden
If you have a garden, autumn is a good time to head outside and get tidying. After summer has passed, many plants will die off and become dormant for the winter and this is a great time to get rid of ruffage.
There will be a lot of dead wood, leaves, and other debris in your garden at the moment, and once you clear this out you’ll be able to get rid of unwanted plants, make space for new winter blooms, and look forward to a fresh garden ready for spring.
Organise your pantry
We all know how easy it can be to hoard food in our kitchen cupboards and forget about it. If you are looking for a simple house job to do this week that won’t take too long, organising your pantry should be your number one priority.
Take the time to go through all of the food you have in your pantry and get rid of things that are out of date. If you also have things that you simply won’t eat, you can save these to one side and donate them to a food bank.
Once you have cleared your pantry be sure to clean the cupboard and then put everything back. Consider saving coffee jars for your sugar, teabags, and different types of flour and dried goods!
Clear out clutter
It is only natural that living in the same house for a long time will allow us to accumulate a lot of items, but now and again we need to clear out the clutter and only keep what we really need.
Take some time this week to go through every room of your house and clear out the items you no longer need. You could sell old clothes or furniture on Shpock, take things to your local recycling plant, or give to charity.
Once you have got rid of clutter you can start looking at new ways to organise your things and ways to decorate your house!