Home renovations are often overlooked in the winter months due to the snowy weather. The chill in the air shouldn’t stop you from tackling a home renovation project that you’ve been putting aside for months. In fact, the winter months are the best times to accomplish them. Reason being, it’s easier to find a contractor in the winter than any other time of the year. Here are some great renovation projects to tackle this winter.
Whether you’re replacing the floors or remodeling your space from scratch, the basement is a great home renovation project to take on in the winter. Being tucked away in your basement is a terrific reason to start. You know you or your contractor won’t be chilled and with the unpredictable weather you know you can get a lot done as long as you don’t lose power.
Our winters can be very cold so why not upgrade your fireplace to keep you even cozier throughout the season. There are so many options for fireplaces these days. Whether you put in a wood-burning fireplace or add modern flair with a gas fireplace, your options are endless. Updating the mantel or tile around your fireplace is also a great option. Take a look at different styles that appeal to you and what would look good in your space and go from there.
If you have a kitchenette in your basement or a space to set up a make shift kitchen, perhaps in your laundry room, remodeling in the winter is something to consider. Think about scheduling your contractor to work on your kitchen while you take your vacation time with your family. Doing so will all your contractor to work away on your dream kitchen and avoid disruption in your daily activities. Renovations to this particular space can take over three weeks to accomplish so doing them in the winter, when your kids are away at school will cause less problems and more work to get done.
These days, powder rooms are seen more than just a toilet and sink; they are seen as a sanctuary. Create your own sanctuary by updating your powder room overnight. Vanities with built in sinks can be found anywhere and are quite easy to install if you know a thing or two about pluming. If your knowledge in pluming is limited, consider bringing in a plumber to install your brand new sink and toilet, the job will only take a couple hours. Consider updating the space with a fresh coat of paint and new accessories, the small change will make a big difference.
Sometimes people believe that renovating a laundry room is an unnecessary fix. If this space is something you, your family or guests walk through to get into your home (i.e. your garage) this is a room that should be improved. Think about how long you have owned your washing machine. It is said that you should replace this appliance after approximately 10 years. If your appliances are past their prime, think about updating them, adding a sink and creating more storage. These are great solutions for a fresh laundry room renovation.
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