As the weather outside gets colder and the days get shorter, many of us begin to spend more time indoors. If your home is in need of some updating, winter is actually a great time to tackle those home renovations you’ve been putting off. Here are 4 winter home renovations to consider that will not only improve your home’s appearance but also its function.
1. Replace old windows and doors
Not only will new windows and doors add curb appeal to your home, but they will also help with energy efficiency. Old windows and doors can let in drafts which can increase your heating bills in the winter. If you live in an older home, this is a great time to invest in historical replication windows and doors that will give your home character as well as improve its energy efficiency.
2. Give your kitchen a facelift
The kitchen is the heart of the home and oftentimes one of the most used rooms in the house. If your kitchen is looking outdated or in need of repair, consider giving it a facelift this winter. New countertops, backsplash, appliances, and paint can go a long way in updating your kitchen without breaking the bank. And if you’re feeling really ambitious, you could even knock out a wall to create an open concept kitchen/living area—a popular trend in home design right now.
3. Add or update lighting fixtures
Lighting can make a big impact in any room. Adding some pot lights in key areas or updating old light fixtures can change the entire feel of a room. This is also a great opportunity to add some smart lighting features like motion sensor lights both inside and outside of your home for added security and convenience.
4. Get organized!
One of the best things you can do for your home (and yourself!) is to get organized. Clutter can not only make a space feel smaller and less inviting but it can also be dangerous—think tripping over toys or stepping on loose papers. Use this time indoors to declutter each room, throw out what you don’t need, and find creative storage solutions for the things you want to keep but don’t use every day. Your home (and your mind!) will thank you for it.
There are many benefits to renovating your home in the winter months including avoiding bad weather and having more time to complete projects since you’re not spending as much time outdoors anyway. Use this time wisely by tackling some key projects that will not only improve your home’s appearance but also its function. Your family (and wallet) will thank you come springtime! Have expert contractors on the job to make your home cozy and perfect this winter. Check out some of the work we’ve done for our past clients and hear what they had to say! Interested in working with us? Contact us, The Bradburn Group of Companies, to get your home renovation started.