Projects to Spruce Up Your Home this Winter

Projects to Spruce Up Your Home this Winter
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Projects to Spruce Up Your Home this Winter

Whether you’re looking to refresh your space or add functionality, there’s no shortage of tasks to keep you busy during the colder months. So grab your toolkit and get ready to embrace winter!

Upgrade Your Fireplace

Having a fireplace in your home is central during these colder winter months. This is where everyone will be gathering so what better time to consider upgrading to a more efficient wood-burning stove or gas insert for added warmth, comfort and energy savings. You can also refresh with a new mantle or some artwork – this is a simple way to elevate the space! Transform the space into a cozy retreat where you can curl up in a comfortable chair with a good book on chilly winter nights. Don’t forget to include adequate lighting for reading and ambience!

Renovations & Upgrades

Whether you’re planning larger renovations or smaller DIY projects, winter is a great time to tackle that list. Considering larger renovation projects like updating your kitchen or bathroom? Now is a perfect time to execute those plans. Perhaps there are spaces that might only require a coat of paint or some new furnishings or fixtures – these are perfect DIY projects that will keep you busy and give you a sense of accomplishment.

Refreshing your decor! Sometimes all your home needs is a mini makeover! By updating your decor for the season, you can transform your space creating a warm and welcoming atmosphere for you and your guests!

Winter is also a great time to get up to speed on the latest technology! You can do this by installing smart home devices for convenience, enhanced security, and energy efficiency. Consider upgrading to a smart thermostat, which allows you to control your heating system remotely! On the topic of energy efficiency, prevent heat loss and reduce your home heating costs by upgrading insulation where needed in areas like the attic, basement and the doors and windows of your home.

Organization

Decluttering your home is a great way to seize the opportunity winter presents. Start the new year off right by decluttering and organizing storage spaces. Clear out your basement and garage, closets and cabinets, and you can always start a donation bin for your unwanted items. Take the time to invest in storage solutions like bins and shelves to keep uncommon items organized and accessible. Pro tip: label everything!

Indoor Garden

Bring a touch of greenery into your home by creating an indoor garden and getting a jump on your spring gardening if you have the space! Choose low-maintenance houseplants that thrive in indoor conditions. Add some personal touches using decorative pots! This is also the perfect time to begin checking items off your list and creating a plan for your outdoor spring garden!

Transform your home this winter! Whether you’re making small upgrades or planning larger renovations, taking the time to improve your home will not only enhance its comfort and functionality but also bring you joy and satisfaction!

Caring for your Glass Railing in the Winter Months: InvisiRail™

Your new Glass Railing System requires special attention during the colder months here in Ontario. Our glass panels shed water very easily which keeps them clean. You typically shouldn’t need to clean them any more often than the windows of your house but what about during the winter months when the water is too cold to melt? We’ve put together a helpful guide to ensure your glass railing remains pristine and functional all winter long.

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Turning Your Outdoor Space into a Winter Wonderland

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Turning Your Outdoor Space into a Winter Wonderland

The holiday season is fast approaching and choosing the right decorations for your home’s exterior may feel like a daunting task! Are you looking for something simple, classic and elegant or is the Griswold’s house more your speed? No matter your ambitions, here’s some holiday decorating ideas to help get you started!

Inflatables

There’s no arguing that inflatable decorations have taken the holiday scene by storm these past few years – it seems like everyone has them! From Santa and snowmen to festive characters from classic movies, these larger-than-life additions can instantly transform your lawn. Remember, a few well-placed inflatables can make a big impact!

Lighting

A true classic and certainly the most effective way to make your home stand out during the holidays is with string lighting. This can be extensively strung up or simple and elegant like lighting a welcoming entrance way to your home. Helpful tips: consider upgrading your lighting system for LEDs which last much longer or investing in a timer never hurts! Remember, always be safe when climbing those ladders!

DIY

There’s so many fantastic ways to get creative with your decorating! With social media, people have accounts specifically dedicated to DIY projects. These are great guides to make your DIY dreams come true and to be the place that stands out in your neighborhood! Some helpful places to start are with painted plywood cutouts of some of your favourite holiday characters or create a scene to make people laugh! Try something new, you never know what you’ll come up with! There’s always creative people around at the holidays – you can support locally and buy homemade decorations too!

Seasonal Planters, Wreaths and Garlands

A more simple type of DIY are seasonal planters – fill large pots with evergreen branches, pinecones, and red berries for a classic winter look. You can also add twinkling lights to make your planters truly stand out. Using wreaths and garlands in your entrance adds a grand element to your home and your guests will love them! If you have large windows or a glass railing system, garland and boughs can be a great accent.

With the right decorations, you can turn the outside of your home into a magical winter wonderland. No matter your preferences, the key is to have fun and let your creativity shine. So, make some hot chocolate, enlist the help of friends and family, and get ready to create lasting memories with your beautifully decorated outdoor space this holiday season.

Happy Holidays!

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Invisirail Glass Railing Deck

Inspiration doesn’t always come easy. Combining the charm of a lakefront cottage with nature is hardly seamless, but that’s not to say it isn’t possible! Have a look at this recently completed deck and railing system! We hope that it inspires you, giving you something to think about when it comes to your own slice of paradise!

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Invisirail Fall Cottage Life Show

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If you’re already planning the next projects you’ll be tackling at the cottage once spring rolls around, the ever-popular Fall Cottage Life show is for you! From November 11th to 13th, the International Centre in Mississauga will be bursting with the latest outdoor living trends and all of the inspiration you’ll need for revitalizing your outdoor living space in 2023.

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Make Your Cottage A Cozy Getaway

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Choosing the right furniture, fixtures, paint colours and finishes can go a long way when it comes to creating the cozy cottage of your dreams. Curating the perfect cozy cottage is all about showcasing your cottage’s original features, mixing in an eclectic blend of handmade or antique wooden furniture and bringing in the colours and textures of the great outdoors.

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Everything You Need to Know About Glass Shower Doors

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Are you looking to update your bathroom? Glass shower doors are the perfect place to start. Glass shower doors provide a sleek and modern design, and can make any small bathroom feel open, brighter and larger. Glass shower doors offer so many benefits to make your bathroom modern, clean, and luxurious.

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