Many of us have more free time in winter because the weather is not as good. We end up staying home more often than we otherwise might. That’s why winter really is the perfect time to do some important home renovations.
Which renovations should you do in winter? Here are a few good places to start:
Tackle the Laundry Room
In the winter months, your laundry room will get much more use because conditions will not be ideal for line drying, so focusing your renovation on the laundry room could be a really good move. Star by installing more shelves so you can better organize the space, then think about upgrading washers and driers so they are more efficient and so that you can dry more clothing while also using less energy. Energy-star appliances are your best get as they use far less power than older models.
Painting the Walls
If you’re going to be stuck indoors due to the poor weather anyway, why not use the time to repaint those walls that are looking a bit worse for wear? Most people think that painting the walls in summer is the best plan as the heat will allow them to dry quicker, but think about how dry the air tends to be in winter, leading to chapped lips, for example, and you will see that painting in winter can be just as efficient, and it’s the perfect time to try out a new, darker, cozier, color scheme.
Windows and Doors
Many people will be surprised to see windows and doors on the list, but getting them replaced in winter can be really beneficial because many companies offer discounts during the off-season, and because once they are installed your home will be warmer and more energy efficient before, so it really could be the perfect time to look into Renewal by Andersen windows and doors if you don’t mind perhaps not being so warm for a day or two so you can be warmer for the rest of the winter.
Recarpeting the Home
If your carpets have seen better days, then replacing them in the winter months might not seem like the best idea due to it being wetter outdoors but if you are planning to have people over for the holidays, do you really want them to see your diet, threadbare carpets? Renovate and make yours a no-shoes house and you will wow your guests this year.
Of course, as it gets colder out, now could be a good time to think about switching your decor from thinner sheets to warmer flannel ones, replacing summer-scented candles with cozy warming ones like cinnamon and pumpkin spice, and adding more seasonal decorations like pine cones and wreaths, to really bring some of the winter spirit to your place. This is the simplest way of making your home seem more comfy in winter.
Winter is a surprisingly good time to tackle many of those renovations you have been wanting to do, so what are you waiting for?