The Best Home Improvement Ideas for Winter


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Although the chilly temperatures and snowy weather might keep your family inside during the winter, there’s no shortage of activities to keep you busy while cooped up at home. Tackling winter home improvement projects while you have some extra downtime is the best way to stay entertained while being productive during the colder months — maybe your kids can even get involved!

With minimal financial investment, get inspired and try out some home improvement ideas for winter.

To prevent a case of cabin fever, take on at least one of these winter home improvement projects.

  1. Install a programmable thermostat to increase the comfort of your home.
    If you don’t already have a programmable thermostat installed, this should be at the top of your list of winter home improvements! This smart home appliance allows you to customize the temperature settings in your home on a schedule of your choosing, automatically regulating the comfort in your home — even when you’re not there. A programmable thermostat is just one easy way to save money this winter.Special Offer: Install a Honeywell digital programmable thermostat for only $149.
  2. Give your kitchen a facelift.
    Low-budget, high-impact renovations focus on the details that can transform a space. As you plan out your winter home improvement projects, consider what DIY changes you can make in your kitchen.This highly-trafficked room in your home should have design elements that show off your personality. Consider adding a colorful backsplash that compliments your countertops or instead, remove your outdated cabinets in favor of modern, open-air shelving.
  3. Seal air leaks and openings in your home.
    Take the time to weatherstrip windows and doors, seal holes in ductwork with a waterproof sealant, and add insulation in your attic will not only keep the cold air out, but it’ll also keep the warm air in. If you have places in your home where heat is escaping, then your HVAC system will have to work harder in order to keep your home comfortable, decreasing their lifespan and increasing your utility bills.You can technically handle this winter home improvement yourself, but unless you have a trained eye, you might miss some leaks that an HVAC professional would identify.
  4. Upgrade your bathroom.
    Give your bathroom some love this winter with a few easy changes. Don’t underestimate the power of a fresh coat of paint! Pick a color that brightens the space during the dreary winter months. Or if your bathroom walls don’t need the attention, focus your efforts on upgrading your sink. You can never have enough storage space in your bathroom, so pick out a new bathroom vanity that offers more under-sink space for toiletries, towels, cleaning products, and toilet paper.

Just consider the dos and don’ts of bathroom remodeling before touching your plumbing. Always consult with a licensed plumber before attempting any installation or DIY project out of your comfort zone.

Too busy for a DIY project? Contact the experts.
Whether you need help getting started on a winter home improvement project or want trusted professionals to handle the job from start to finish, trust the team at John C. Flood for all your HVAC, plumbing, electrical, kitchen, and bathroom remodeling needs.

Before you go stir crazy, contact our team at (703) 752-3901 or schedule service online to discuss your home improvement ideas for winter.


John C FloodWith more than 100-years of experience serving the DMV area, John C. Flood provides excellent plumbing, air conditioning, heating, and electrical services! Their experience, expertise, and reliability make them the area’s go-to for homeowners and renters needing maintenance, repair, and service on a variety of HVAC and plumbing needs!

Plus, it’s easy to book an appointment online, and John C. Flood will put you on their convenient list of check-up customers, so you’ll always have regular inspections and catch plumbing problems before they grow! Call them today at (703) 752-3901 and mention "DULLES" for 15% off your first service call!


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