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10 Home Projects You Can Tackle In The Winter

When temperatures drop, there’s nothing cozier than curling up inside with hot cocoa. Plus, between the holidays and winter sports, who has the energy to break out the toolbox and check off that household to-do list?

Well, give it a look, because the winter months turn out to be ideal for certain home improvement and maintenance projects—and if you’re planning for a spring or summer home sale, it’s never too early to get started with your home prep.

According to HomeLight’s Top Agent Insights Survey for Q3 2019, 91% of agents believe builders and contractors are busiest in spring and summer, while less than 8% say these professionals are busiest in the winter.

Plus, 67% of top agents say that building materials and labor for home renovations are the cheapest between October and March. All of this adds up to doing certain projects during the “offseason” because they genuinely cost less. Other upgrades are just a smart way to pass the time while you’re stuck indoors.

“You spend about 40% more time in the house in the winter than you do in the summer. So you might as well use it,” said Nick Pontarelli, a top-selling Chicago real estate agent, having sold over 70% more properties than the average agent in the area.

Here are our picks for the best winter home improvement projects that take advantage of potential savings and provide that fresh feeling buyers seek in a home on the market once spring and summer arrive. 

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