Home for the holidays? Now is the perfect time to do a little DIY home improvement! Check out these seven projects you can easily complete over the holidays, and you’ll have an upgraded home just in time for the new year.
It’s cold out there (at least for most of the country)! If you haven’t already, it’s the perfect time to ensure the weatherstripping is not worn out throughout your home. Weatherstripping is easy to do and if you do it right, you can end up saving money on your energy bills by preventing cold air from flowing into your home. Plus, we have a couple of different weatherstripping kits to choose from right here at Zabitat. Check out DIY Reviews for all the tips and tricks to do it right.
#2. Fireplace Mantel Shelf
Upgrade your fireplace just in time for the holidays with this mantel shelf DIY project from Her Tool Belt. Not only will this project increase the value of your home, you can use your shelf to decorate for the holidays! That’s a win-win in our book.
#3. Insulate Pipes
If your pipes are getting cold, the holidays are a great time to insulate them. Doing so will, again, help you save on energy costs by helping your pipes to retain heat. Additionally, with insulated pipes, you won’t have to wait as long for your hot water to heat up which will conserve water. Get the details on how to DIY at Energy.Gov.
#4. Install a Storm Door
Storm doors are a great addition to any entryway. Whether you’re looking for something weather-resistant, low-e, or with interchangeable glass and screen panels, you can find a storm door that fits your needs. We’ve got everything you need to know about storm doors, including how to install them, here at our resource center. Then, check out our wide selection and choose the best storm door for your home.
Replacing an outdated backsplash or adding a new one is a fun, easy project to tackle with your spouse, roommate, or family this holiday season. Make it your own by choosing a style and color of tile that speaks to you and enhances your kitchen. When you’re ready to DIY, This Old House has the details.
#6. Tool Maintenance
When’s the last time you checked up on your tools? The more time you spend maintaining your tools, the better they’ll function and the longer they’ll last. There’s no time like the present — True Value Projects has everything you need to know about proper tool maintenance.
#7. Pull-Out Kitchen Shelf
Another winning DIY from This Old House, this pull-out kitchen shelf project will give you more storage without adding bulk or taking up extra space — something everyone could use! Tackle this project over the holidays and you’ll have more room for all your holiday baking goods next season.
We hope you find the time to enjoy some fun, home-improvement DIY projects this holiday season. But if DIY isn’t your thing, no worries! We’re all about a quick, easy DIFM (Do-It-For-Me) project. Click below to learn how Zabitat can take care of your home improvement for you.