Cold Minnesota winters make outdoor home improvement projects, like building a deck or replacing your siding, difficult or impossible. However, that doesn’t mean there’s nothing you can do to improve your home during the colder months. Indoor painting is one of the most flexible and rewarding home improvement projects and can easily be done within the comfort (and warmth) of your own home.  

  

Save Money  

Typically, contractors and renovation companies aren’t as busy during the winter, so it’s easier to find a reliable agrncy to paint your home at a reasonable price. On average, waiting until winter to paint your home can save you as much as 40% on your final invoice. Consider feeding some of your savings back into the project by hiring paint color consulting services to ensure it fits with your home’s overall aesthetic.  

Work Around Your Schedule  

Working with contractors during the busy season of renovation—roughly April to August—puts you at the mercy of their schedule. Most contractors will do their best to fit your project into their hectic schedule, but their availability might not align well with yours.  

When you paint in the winter, you have more control over when work is completed. Since contractors aren’t as busy, they’re usually much more flexible when it comes to scheduling your project.  

Reduced Drying Time  

While it’s reasonable to assume that paint dries faster in the hot summer months, the opposite is true. Cold, dry winter air will sap excess moisture from paint much faster than warm, humid air. Painting in the winter also decreases the chances of paint chipping or flaking. Note that painted rooms dry fastest when their internal temperature is set to around 60 degrees Fahrenheit, as this helps the paint bind to the wall faster and more securely.  

Prepare for the Spring Realty Boom 

Spring is widely regarded as one of the best times to put your house on the market. If you’re looking for a simple way to make a great first impression to potential buyers, you can’t go wrong with a fresh coat of paint. Even if you’re not planning on selling your home, applying new paint can help keep your home looking good for friends and family.   

Start the Year Off Strong  

During the cold, dark winter months, some people suffer from “the winter blues,” a type of seasonal mood disorder. Painting your house in the winter can help boost your mood and wellbeing, especially if you paint your walls bright, vibrant colors. Painting even just one room can have a big impact on how your space looks and how it makes you feel. It might even inspire you to keep the momentum going and tackle other projects around the home, such as cleaning the garage or repairing old pipes.  

Consult Paint Color Experts 

Whether you will be hiring a contractor or painting yourself, the best way to set yourself up for success is to partner with a professional. At Minnesota Home Improvements, we provide top-quality interior design services, including home color consultations and design. Our designers and paint color experts can help you create the interior space of your dreams, with meticulous regard to detail. 

Contact us today to find out more!