Most people wait until the spring or summer to complete their home renovations. When it’s cold outside during the winter, people don’t always think about future projects. Most people would rather be cozy on their couches. But if you’re planning to do a home renovation this spring or summer, now is a much better time to get them done. Not only could you get them completed quicker while contractors are less busy, but the project could end up being cheaper since the cost of materials is typically lower during the winter. Here are five home renovations you can consider doing this winter to save some time and money compared to waiting until the spring.
Upgrade Your Appliances
If you don’t want to do any outdoor projects this winter, upgrade your appliances. Appliances might be part of your remodeling project. For example, you could move the oven to a different location in the kitchen to maximize space. Or you simply may want to get rid of the old appliances in favor of more modern-looking ones. Regardless of your reason, you can find some great deals on appliances this time of year and should have better access to contractors to help you install them if needed.
Add an Outdoor Deck Or Patio
Installing an outdoor deck or patio is a perfect home renovation project to complete during the winter. Contractors should be able to start the project quickly and won’t be as booked with other projects, meaning they can complete yours on schedule. Many people wait until the spring to start the project since that’s when they spend a lot of time outside. Instead, have the deck installed before you’re ready to use it, and then when the temperatures warm up, your deck is ready to enjoy.
Repaint for Aesthetic Home Renovations
Painting is one of the most cost-effective home renovations you can complete, and it’s a project you can tackle yourself if you like. You probably spend a lot more time indoors in the winter anyway, so you might as well enjoy what you’re seeing. You can repaint everything from the walls to the cabinets, window sills, and even some tiles. Paint can be cheaper during the winter and if you choose to hire someone to do the painting, labor costs might even be lower.
Renovate Your Kitchen or Bathroom
Kitchen or bathroom home renovations are popular during the winter for many reasons. Since contractors tend to have more availability, they can get in and out of your home more quickly so you don’t have to live in a construction zone. Plus, depending on the appliance upgrades you’re doing, you may find some great deals as manufacturers try to get rid of their older models in favor of the new line released during the spring.
Invest in New Windows
Investing in new windows might be necessary if you can feel the cold winter air entering your home through the seals. Air leaks are often present at windows, so use the winter season as the perfect opportunity to get them replaced. Not only will you save on energy bills, but you’ll be more comfortable in the home, give your home great curb appeal, and may even save some money compared to doing the same project in the spring.
Eakman Construction always gives clients the best value for their money. We generally have more availability during the winter to get your home renovation projects completed on time and at the best price possible. Contact us today at (206) 972-2275 or fill out our online form to schedule a consultation.