Winter Home Improvements

Dec 06, 12 Winter Home Improvements

Contrary to every homeowner’s belief, home improvements can and should be done in the winter! No need to wait until spring arrives, or for home remodeling contractors to work in the summer’s sweltering heat. Because business can be slow in the winter, many contracting companies reduce their prices in the winter. This is definitely a huge advantage for price-conscious homeowners that need to make home improvements on a reduced budget. Take advantage of discount home remodeling prices by:

  • 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.
  • Replace Interior Doors or Install Interior Shutters: December or January are the best time to get door replacements or indoor shutters 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 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 entirely, select a water heating system that will be energy efficient like
  • 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 especially 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.

Rather than sitting inside all day, get some home improvements done! Hiding inside from blistering January winds will give you plenty of time to get these little projects done.

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