Are you interested in doing some remodeling projects in your living room this winter season?

Americans spearheaded 135 million home improvement projects — for a spending tally of an estimated $624 billion — from 2019 to 2021.

So, people are sinking money into their homes. And that makes sense, given that most people’s most significant investment is their homes.

What projects should you consider if you want to do some work in your living room? Continue reading to see five ideas to mull over if you change your living room area.

1. Coat of Paint

When considering how relatively inexpensive paint is versus the benefits of painting a room, you can’t go wrong if you invest in painting your living room. A few fresh coats of quality paint can transform your living room and give it a new lease on life. It’s probably one of the most-used rooms in your home.

Whether you gather there to watch movies, play games, talk, or just hang out, you likely spend a lot of time in that space. You can derive plenty of benefits for the relatively low cost of a few cans of premium paint and a few hours of your time.

2. Wood Stove

Do you live in a part of the country where the winter is really cold? If so, you probably bristle at the cost of natural gas or electricity. That’s especially the case during the winter when running an HVAC unit for much of the cold weather season is necessary.

But one way you can save on high fuel costs is by getting a wood stove. Wood is an excellent fuel source. It’s also cheaper than going with options like natural gas or propane.

3. Windows

How long have your windows been in place? If your living room windows are due for a change, then it’s a good idea to do so. Sure, it’s more ideal to get replacement windows during the spring or summer when the weather is nicer. But you can pursue such a project during the winter.

If your current windows are deteriorating, they might not be providing enough insulation. When that happens, you could get drafts that ultimately lead to higher energy bills. Rather than settling with the status quo and seeing your money go out the window, you should look at options for double- or triple-pane replacement windows that look great and offer other benefits.

Getting replacement windows will also do the following:

  • Boost your home valuation
  • Make your residence safer and more secure
  • Lessen allergens and dust
  • Boost energy efficiency
  • Enhance home comfort
  • Lessen noise reduction
  • Boost curb appeal

In other words, they’re worth the investment. It makes sense to visit a replacement window shop to explore your options.

4. Flooring

Do you have old carpeting in your living room — perhaps carpeting that your family dog occasionally uses to do its business? Carpeting can be a great flooring option. But it’ll look the worse for wear if it’s been in place for a while.

If you have worn-out carpeting in your living room, why not consider updating your flooring? You can go with laminate or hardwood, for instance. Such flooring will up the oomph factor of your living room and boost the value of your home.

5. Furniture

Another way you can change up your living room is by getting new furniture. If you repaint your living room, you might find that your existing furniture clashes with the color of the new paint. If that furniture is worn and torn, you might want to get new furniture for your living room.

If you’ve got the space, add a bookcase or cabinet for some figurines. It’s also a good time to rearrange things if you want to reinvigorate the space.

If you’re interested in doing some work in your living room, these five ideas will give you somewhere to start. Of course, there are tons of things you can do. Consider what you want and your budget before deciding what you’ll do to make your living room a better place to spend time.

Evan Zhang

Evan Zhang earned his Master’s in Construction Management from the University of Michigan and has 9 years of experience in commercial and residential construction. Evan joined our website as a freelancer in 2019, providing insights into construction methodologies, building codes, and safety standards. His background includes working as a site manager and a construction consultant. Evan also worked on various urban development and infrastructure projects. Evan is a DIY enthusiast and a mentor for young professionals entering the construction field.

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