Winter is coming. Not to get all Game of Thrones on you, but the cold weather is already here and the snow is soon to follow. It’s most people’s natural instinct to pack everything away both inside and outside the house, and put any home improvement projects on hold until the warmer weather returns. But winter can be a great time to cross some projects off your renovation to-do list. Just like any reno project, it just takes a little forethought and planning.
Renovations you can live with
When choosing a renovation project in the winter months, be sure the project will accommodate how you live in the winter. The fact is, you can’t really spend a lot of time outside, so some projects are more difficult to work around. For example, it’s harder to lose access to your kitchen for a few weeks when it’s too cold to BBQ. Choose renovation projects in areas that can be blocked off or that won’t completely leave you without access to the basics like food, water and toilet services. A basement, home office or second bathroom reno is a perfect example. And, in general, stick to interior renos, unless an exterior reno is absolutely necessary.
Focus on the small projects you never get to
When it comes to smaller, DIY projects, we all have a list of things we’d like to get done, but never seem to get to. It’s easy to procrastinate during the warmer months, because it’s simply too nice to be inside and we want to make the most of the short summer we have. Take advantage of the colder weather to tackle some of those smaller projects you can do yourself. Paint a room; switch out light plates and fixtures; replace appliances; repair dings and scratches in walls and floors – winter is a great time to get that to-do list under control.
Winter is traditionally a slower time for renovations, which is a great time to schedule a professional contractor for your home project. Contact us today and let’s work together to spruce up your winter wonderland.