Winter may not be the first season that comes to mind when considering the revamping of the interior or exterior of your home. However, the winter season can provide a great opportunity for you as a homeowner to improve your home and for professional contractors to stay busy all year long.
From the point of view of a homeowner, there are a lot of benefits to scheduling a contractor to renovate your home during the winter months. Some of the benefits are:
- Contractors tend to be readily available and have more flexible schedules during the winter.
- Contractors' prices tend to increase during the spring and summer months due to higher demand.
Here are some suggestions for projects you can accomplish during the long winter months:
Large projects can be overwhelming at first, so it’s suggested to make smaller improvements that could make a big impact. Some suggested projects for the wintertime are:
Remodeling Your Homes Pathways
A crack in the pavement or a loose paving stone mixed with snow and ice can lead to a very dangerous situation and potentially an accident. Smooth and sturdy pathways allow you and your guests to get to and from your home safely.
Homeowners could decide they just want to lay down a fresh coat of cement or asphalt. Alternatively, they could decide they want to remodel the pathways completely with decorative paving stones.
No matter what the situation is, pathways are a great winter project because they not only provide a safe place to walk, but also add curb appeal to the home and welcome guests that are sure to be arriving for the holidays.
Give the Siding a Fresh Coat of Paint
The late fall to early winter season is the perfect time to have the siding on your home cleaned and freshened up with a new coat of paint. A mild weekend is an ideal time for you to power-wash the siding of your home.
Power-washing the siding will remove any flaking paint with ease and will give you a clean surface to work with. With a clean surface, all you will have to do is add a fresh coat of paint and it will look as good as new.
Insulate your Exterior Door
When an entry door is not properly insulated, a lot of heat is lost through the door. This means you could be paying for a never-ending attempt to keep the area around the entry warm. By insulating the entry door or doors on your home, you have the opportunity to bring down your monthly utility bills.
Ideally, you shouldn’t stop at a door when winterizing a home. Winterize the windows and check the insulation of the home to make sure the structure will keep everyone warm during the brisk winter months.
Remodel the Mud Room
One of the biggest complaints you may have during the winter months is the mess the weather makes inside of your home. From wet, snowy boots to leaves and twigs – a lot of winter slush and dirt tends to make its way into the home.
A mudroom is a place that is ideal for taking off wet jackets and muddy shoes before stepping into the rest of the clean home. Whether you want a mud room added to your home, a current mud room expanded, or just want the mud room renovated to be more functional, the winter months is an ideal time to tackle this project.
Even though the winter season can potentially dampen your renovation spirit, you may feel better knowing projects can get done faster and cheaper than in the summer months. Whether you decide to keep your renovations small or you want to tackle a larger home renovation, like new windows or doors, the time and money you save renovating during the winter months will really pay off!