Who says you can not remodel your home in the winter? Despite popular belief, home improvements can and most certainly should be handled in the winter! There is no real need to wait until April to begin contacting home remodeling contractors. And there is definitely no reason to have home improvement companies working in the summer's blazing heat.
The biggest reason to begin in wintertime months, however, is the costs. Business for remodeling contracting companies can significantly slow down in the winter, which has caused many contractors to reduce prices beginning around November. These low costs for remodeling are definitely a huge advantage for price-conscious homeowners that need to make home improvements on a reduced budget. Here are a few home improvements you can make while stuck in your home this winter:
Replace Interior Doors: December or January are the best time to get door replacements installed. Get rid of your boring standard wood doors and give your home some new style.
Programmable Thermostats: The most important factor for all homeowners is saving money. There's no better way to do that then installing a programmable thermostat. When you replace a thermostat with a programmable option, your energy bill will be significantly less because you are able to control the temperature in your home at certain times of the day
Insulate Your Water Heater: While on the topic of saving money on energy bills, another great way to do this would be by insulating a water heater. Wrap your water heater in a water heater blanket and place insulation at the bottom. Or, if you need a new water heat automatically, select a water heating system that will be energy efficient.
Painting: Nothing will brighten up your drab winter days than coming home to a newly painted, bright room. When you paint your rooms a new color, you will instantly breathe life back into your furniture and positively alter the mood of your household.
New Window Treatments: Wood plantation shutters, Roman shades, or Hunter Douglas blinds are all the kinds of window treatments that will spruce up your home. Plantation shutters are usually recommended if you want to make your home look more contemporary.
Refinish Your Basement: You will have much better luck contacting a basement remodeling contractor to refinish a basement in the winter. Chances are, their business is much slower at this time and a contractor will be able to easily fit your project into their schedule.
Let's face it. You're bored sitting at home all day in the winter. What better way to spend your time than falling in love with your house again. Start making these easy home improvements now!