As we quickly approach the colder winter months, now is the best time to finish all those last minute d0-it-yourself (DIY) home improvement projects that have been put-off through the summer months. Taking initiative now will ensure that when you're cooped-up this winter, you'll be able to enjoy your new and improved home. Here are five common and fun DIY home improvement projects that will have you excited to spend time indoors:

1. Front door makeover: Your front door is the first thing people see when they enter your home. A fresh coat of paint or a new front door installation can truly make a big difference in the appearance of your home. So improve your curb appeal and your first impression with a simple coat of paint to your front door. Check out our blog on refurbishing, replacing, and painting front doors here

2. Cabinet revamp: Instead of investing in new cabinets, replace your knobs and/or pulls with modern hardware. You'll be amazed at the difference that a little hardware update can have! Replacing the hardware on your cabinets is a quick and painless DIY project -- even the most "un-handy" folks can conquer this task! In addition, if you want to give your cabinets a serious revamp, try refacing or staining your kitchen cabinets. Click here to see how to reface your cabinets the right way.

3. Bathroom tile installation: Over the years, bathroom tile endures a lot of wear and tear due to water damage. If your bathroom flooring is more than five years old, it could be time to replace it, depending upon the type of flooring you have. To find out what type of bathroom flooring is best for your home and budget, click here.

4. Update your bed: Treat yourself to a new headboard. Whether it's to add new upholstery or a headboard built from recycled wood, there are tons of low cost DIY ways to update your headboard. A new headboard will give you Check out all the DIY headboard ideas on Pinterest here.

5. Garage shelves: Unfortunately, the garage can be one of the first places to become disorganized and forgotten. It is so easy to use it as storage instead of its intended purpose. But as winter quickly approaches, you may have already wondered how you will fit your car inside once the first snow hits. Set one day aside this weekend and build some new storage solutions. You will be so glad you did it once you can comfortably leave the home in the dead of winter. Peep our homemade DIY garage shelves here.