Winter weather offers the perfect opportunity to stay inside and tackle all those home upgrades you haven't gotten around to yet. With a little motivation and effort, you can get your home in tip-top shape by spring. 

While you probably already have your own list of to-dos that have been piling up, we have a few ideas for simple and satisfying home maintenance tasks. Here are five projects that are perfect to tackle this winter—just in case you need some motivation.

Touch up paint

If the paint in your home has experienced some wear and tear since the last fresh coat, now is a great time to touch up. All it takes is a can of touch-up paint, a brush and an afternoon to help your walls look as good as new.

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Frame your mirrors

If a full bathroom remodel is outside your skillset, you can still make a showstopping upgrade by giving your mirror a framing facelift. Check out our Add A Frame® collection to find your ideal easy install.

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Bulk up your insulation efforts

Whether adding insulation to your attic or sealing off your windows, a better-insulated home in winter may result in lower utility bills. Take the time to get it done so you can start enjoying those energy-efficient savings.

Swap out your air filters

Fresh air filters can help you breathe better this winter—and we're willing to bet it's time to change yours since this is the ultimate procrastinator's task. Just trust us: If you buckle down and do it, it'll be done before you know it.

Regrout your tub

This last suggestion may take a little more elbow grease, but it can yield just as satisfying of a result. While regrouting a tub may feel intimidating, it's simple enough for even the most novice DIYer to tackle. Check out this YouTube tutorial to get confident.

As tempting as it can be to stay hunkered down and cozy all winter, the feeling of accomplishment that comes with knocking out a few home projects can't be beat. With these five ideas, you can go into spring feeling productive.

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