Winter is an ideal time to focus on interior home projects that need completing. Often during the summer months we ignore these indoor projects, so wintertime is an opportunity to concentrate on changes that can make staying inside during these cold months more comfortable. Here are some indoor projects you may want to consider
1. Bathroom Remodel
Install a new sink, medicine cabinet, new faucets, or a water saver toilet, which can help save you money on your water bill. If you feel up for a complete remodel, pick out a new tub and shower. Accent your new fixtures with a fresh coat of paint and/or accessories.
2. Kitchen Remodel
Outdated kitchens can be an eyesore. So why not go with a simple face lift or a complete tear out remodel? Painting, installation of new counter tops, refinishing your existing cabinets can give a whole new look to your kitchen.
If it is time for a full remodel, talk to us about new cabinets, wall trim or other options. It will improve the look and feel of your kitchen while adding also value to your home.
3. Flooring Remodel
Winter is a wonderful time to focus on re-flooring. You can choose from all sorts of materials including stone, terracotta, marble, carpet, tile or wood— the flooring of your home can help shape the look and feel you want.
Wood floors are quite affordable. The winter air ensures a quicker drying time for any adhesive involved, and new wood flooring tends to insulate better than old, worn flooring. Replace worn down carpet padding if necessary. This will increase the comfort in your home.
Painting is a relatively small investment that can dramatically change the look of a room. Hint: Paint one room at a time (maybe one per month). Simply move the furniture from room to room and then take your time painting.
5. Garage/Basement Remodel
Have an unfinished garage or basement? Winter is the ideal time to install insulation and sheet rock. Finish these areas to add value to your home and will give you a nice work area, or refinished game, utility, guest, or family rooms.
6. Touch Ups
Perform little touch ups around your home. Consider putting up crown molding, refinishing a banister, adding baseboard, or weather-stripping your doors. There are always small projects around the home that can give a fresh, updated look and feel.
7. Light Fixtures
Add some light and warmth to your home. Your home gets less natural light in the winter, so brighten up your kitchen with some added light fixtures.
8. Insulation and Weatherization
Increase the insulation in your attic. This can reduce your heating bills. Buy rolls of insulation and install as directed. Also, stop heat leaks around your home by caulking windows and door frames.
If you're considering some home remodeling this winter, call us and we'll go over all the options with you!