5 Easy DIY Winter Remodeling Projects

Row of houses in winter

Like most Illinois residents, you’ve probably spent a lot of time indoors recently. For many of us, the arrival of winter means even more time at home. So, here we are. Instead of sitting around, try out one of these winter remodeling projects! We’ve compiled a list of simple tasks to keep you busy over the cold months.

man in plaid shirt installing vinyl flooring

Best Renovations to Get Done Over the Winter


Is your carpet beginning to harden or become uncleanable? Is your hardwood flooring starting to bubble? If so, updating your flooring should be your next home remodeling project. Installing new tile or wood floors can give your house a whole new look that will make you happier in the long run.

Kitchen and Bathroom Updates

Do your bathroom or kitchen appear out of date, dirty and old? You can easily add style to your cabinets by updating knobs and fixtures. Trendy hardware can make all the difference to the look and feel of these personal spaces. It could also help save water! While a complete renovation could disrupt your life, installing new sink faucets and drawer handles could provide a significant change of scenery without breaking the bank and making a mess.

If your goal is to save money, it may help to read our article on Budget Friendly Bathroom Remodeling Ideas.

Fresh Paint

Maybe your paint colors are fading or you are just getting tired of the current colors. If your walls are starting to look worn or boring, some new paint may be just what they need. Adding a fresh coat or changing your color scheme may be just what you need to brighten your mood.

hand painting wall as part of winter remodeling projects

Safety Systems

Install New Equipment or Check Batteries on Existing Features

Check Functionality and Confirm Access

Updates, Repairs and Maintenance

Hands using yellow screwdriver to install smoke alarm


We tend to overlook energy saving methods, especially when it comes to the attic and crawl space. Not surprising, as we have no reason to think about these things on a regular basis. Having your home properly insulated can help you fill up your savings jar a lot faster than many other home repairs.

Need Help With Your Winter Remodeling Projects?

Many people run with the idea that home remodeling projects need to wait for the weather to warm up. However, the time when you are home the most may very well be the best time to get it done. It will also make your time spent there more easier to enjoy. Instead of giving in to cabin fever, make your time at home work for you! If you need any help along the way, call IRC at (309) 304-3040 for expert consultation, tips and hacks.


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