Can Home Improvements Be Done in the Winter?
The short answer is yes! Many home improvement projects are done in the winter, especially ones that focus on the interior of your home. Winter home improvement projects ensure you're still able to make progress on upgrading your home while avoiding all the cold outdoor weather. When doing exterior projects, you can work with a professional company that will be sure to keep you and your home protected from the bitter cold while they complete the work.
Change Up Your Home’s Décor
Making some small home décor changes can completely transform the look and feel of your home. You can do things like rearranging your furniture to make a room appear larger or adding light fixtures to brighten up a dark room since winter doesn’t always bring a lot of natural sunlight into your home. You could also tackle changing your wall decorations to match the winter vibe or just change up the room’s style. For example, you could add modern artwork, change your color scheme to a winter wonderland or add mirrors and cute storage areas for style and convenience.
If you want to work on larger interior projects, you can replace your flooring or repaint your walls. You can also focus on remodeling specific rooms like your laundry room, kitchen or bathroom. In those rooms, you can replace cabinets and vanities. You can also replace the hardware that goes on your doors and cabinets — even with this simple change, you can transform the look of your room. You can also take the time to add a fresh coat of paint to your home’s interior. You can choose different colors based on your style. For example, you could choose to have bright accent colors on your walls or go with an all-over white to brighten up the space and make it look larger.
Clear Out Clutter
Whether it’s your closet, garage or your storage room, getting rid of clutter and organizing these areas can help them look neat and allow you to find items more easily. Take time to get rid of or donate items that you don’t use anymore and then organize the rest. Buying storage bins can help keep you organized. You can also install shelving on your walls to keep items off the ground. You can even buy a label maker to label each of your bins and shelves, so you never have to wonder what’s in them.
Replacing your windows is a great project to undertake in the winter. There is a misconception that windows can’t be replaced in the winter because there will be gaping holes left in your home, letting in the cold, but winter window installation is normal, and we make sure to protect your home when we replace your windows. Most installations are done in a single day. For larger projects, we don’t remove an old window until the new one is ready to be installed right then and there. It is so important to have durable, energy-efficient windows in the wintertime too. With Pella’s ENERGY STAR certified windows, the heat will be reflected into your home to keep it at a comfortable temperature, putting less strain on your heating system. Our windows have also been tested in extreme weather and are shown to last through the tough winters. You want to make sure that your windows are properly installed and sealed tight so that you won’t have cold drafts getting into your home, adding to your home’s energy efficiency and comfortability.
Finish Your Basement
Tackling the home renovation of finishing your basement provides many great benefits, including adding value to your home. A popular renovation is updating the flooring in your basement, and then you can always rearrange the furniture. Completing this project can help make your basement a more comfortable place to lounge. You also can use the space for a variety of things. For example, you can transform it into an extra bedroom, or you can use it as a play area for your kids.
Replace Your Doors
Your front entry doors provide security and style. They also add to the curb appeal and make a bold statement for your home. You can opt to replace your front doors only, or you can take on a larger home improvement project by adding a front door cover or a front deck. At Pella, we offer a variety of front doors with materials like fiberglass, wood, and steel and different styles and glass amounts.
Even though the weather is cold, you can still work on home improvement projects. Renovating your home interior can add style and energy efficiency. Ready to tackle a winter project? Schedule your free in-home consultation today.