Winter is the perfect time for taking on a DIY indoor home renovation or any construction projects you might have been planning all year. The weather's perfect for cozy inside work and outdoor excuses to keep putting it off neatly diminish with the outdoor chill. If you also happen to have bought yourself some shiny new high quality power tools, such as BECK's F20 90-40 wire power stapler, or any other high-end power tool for indoor DIY work, then this is a perfect time for a fresh start.
With that in mind, here are several moderately difficult household construction and renovation project ideas to keep you warm and busy this winter. These projects are easy enough that any general contractor should be able to handle, or you can do yourself.1. Remodel Your Bathroom
This is one project that absolutely fits the bill for useful indoor DIY work. If your home has more than one bathroom, remodeling one of them is especially appealing since you can use another restroom while work is being completed. Bathroom renovations can be relatively easy to complete yourself, with the exception that you might have to hire certified and experienced contractors for any electrical work and major plumbing rearrangements. However, the process of stripping out your old tile walls, bathroom floors, toilet, sink and shower systems can be methodically taken care of in as little as week in the case of smaller bathrooms.
In most homes, the old plumbing will still be perfectly usable and not require any major refitting. This is a bonus that makes a bathroom remodel easier for DIY work.
2. Transform Your Basement
Want to finally turn that dusty old basement into the evening den of your dreams? Well, this winter is a great time to take care of that job. While you're at it, you might also want to consider hiring a contractor to have a look at your central heating system (they're often located in the basement) or have an insulation and leak inspection conducted before you start. If everything's in order, you can get started on a full renovation that can potentially keep you busy all winter long.
Basement renovation jobs might also require a thorough check for humidity and mold buildup. Make sure you are ready to deal with the consequences of either being discovered during the chilly holiday months.
3. Add Elegance with Crown Molding
If you'd like to sweeten up your home's interior with an elegant touch, installing crown molding is one of the easiest and most affordable ways to do it. Fortunately, it's also extremely DIY-friendly. This light, affordable and simple indoor renovation not only makes your home look and feel more luxurious, but it also adds monetary value to your property. Which is always a good thing if you ever decide to sell your home.
A quick tip for molding installation: if you've also been thinking about repainting any of your rooms, taking care of that before you do the crown molding is a good idea; it will make the painting easier. Also, make sure you have all the tools you need for molding installation. They include a miter saw, some drop cloths, paint, a small ladder and a staple or nail gun.
4. Refresh Your Kitchen
This is one indoor DIY construction project that you'll want to have finished before the winter cold passes, and it’s time to start hosting spring gatherings. If you keep it simple and possibly find help from professional contractors, having a shining new kitchen ready in time for your next get-together should be perfectly doable. A kitchen remodeling job can be kept simple if you stick to just replacing cabinets and surfaces, or you could go all the way with a full sink and plumbing revamp. Just be sure to schedule this DIY project carefully.
Choosing the Right Tools for the Job
Any home renovation project is going to be much easier and more pleasant to handle if you're taking care of it with reliable precision tools. BECK's line of superbly balanced, durably made F20A 90-40 medium wire staplers offer a perfect example of the right tool for many jobs. These models are built to last and to deliver superb performance over their lifetime. Their full sequential trigger mechanism offers steady, smooth staple delivery and their slim-nose design lets you easily see what you're doing even if you need to work in tight spaces. Take a look below to see for yourself.