It’s winter again! You might be thinking of what possible changes you can make in your home to improve the ambiance and comfort while celebrating the season with a warm cup of cocoa. The winter season may not seem like a great time to start your winter home renovation. However, the cold weather should not stop you from improving. Homeowners can accomplish more tasks in a shorter time without vacations, outdoor activities, and other warm-weather distractions.
If you’re looking for some room for improvement in your home, here are some ideas for your winter home renovation. You can try them during the winter seasons!
Just replacing the countertops can significantly impact your kitchen’s appearance, and this task does not require you to walk back and forth outside, so it’s an ideal cold-weather upgrade. If you decide to go with a contractor instead of doing it yourself, you might snag a good deal because contractor prices tend to decrease in the slower winter season.
Remodeling costs will depend on which room you want to improve. The bathroom and bedroom are generally good choices for a redo because they can potentially increase your home’s total value. But before you begin spending a lot of cash for this project, conduct some thorough research and deliberate on how much potential matter you could increase and if it’s worthwhile to put a significant amount of investment into your home.
If you want to keep your costs down, there are also different changes you can make yourself. These include changes that will have a significant impact while remaining budget-friendly. For example, you can try repainting your walls for a new look or covering the stain on your old cabinets. While you’re at it, you can also consider installing latching general access doors. These doors help you with easy access to your mechanical systems and, at the same time, a cleaner look for your walls.
A fashionable new mirror can also add a unique aesthetic twist to your room and cabinetry that gives the room a whole new look without going through a lengthy renovation project.
Suppose the onset of winter has suddenly and unpleasantly reminded you of your home’s need for some vigorous winterproofing. In that case, there’s no time like the present to make sure you don’t spend the entire season paying substantial utility bills. The cost for this plan will vary depending on what type of insulation you want to install. It also depends on what kind of elements you’re adding insulation to, and the square footage required.
Winter does a number on our bodies than you might think. It can dry out our skin and leave our lips chapped. Winter can also mess with our mood, with early sunsets and a general lack of sunlight triggering the seasonal affective disorder. You can fight back these issues by swapping out tired old light fixtures for bright, cheery ones that will improve your house’s illumination and help brighten up your spirits.
Transforming a Room into a Useful Space
The spare room in your house can be a lot more functional than merely being used as dumping grounds for your unused clutters. Make that space more essential by transforming it into something that allows you to get more functionality out of your home.
Need a home office? Turn that spare space into your dream environment for productivity. That walk-in closet you’ve always wanted? A spare room is a perfect spot for it. Another excellent extra room idea is to transform it into a guest room. Having a guest room simplifies things when your relatives or friends stay overnight. You can also create a more comfortable space for your guests.
As a winter home renovation, if you have an unfinished basement now is the perfect time to get it done. A fully-furnished basement can be one of the most worthwhile upgrades you can make. This is the case if you’re trying to increase your house value.
Another benefit of finishing your basement is that it can provide many of the same benefits of room addition at a lower cost. You can also try experimenting by adding living space or even another bedroom without making considerable changes to your home’s structure.
There are still many changes you can apply to your home while you’re all cuddled in because of the cold weather. Make the most of the time by choosing to be productive and to scout for more improvements. These are improvements that can add to your convenience while increasing the market value of your home.
For your architectural, structural, and MEP design requirements, or bringing your winter home renovation concept into reality, feel free to contact us. We provide you with the full permit set design + T24.
Chris Jackson is an experienced Business Development Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the construction industry. He is currently employed by Best Access Doors, an access door supplier in the US and Canada. He has been working for the company for more than 12 years now. His area of expertise is on Negotiation, Roofers, Sales, Project Estimation, and Facility Management (FM)