Cabin Fever? Tackle A Winter Home Improvement Project!

The reality that winter is setting does not mean that all of your home improvement projects need to come to a startling halt.  Actually, winter is ideal for home improvement projects inside your home that you didn’t want to tackle in the summer months when it was too nice to be inside. Below are some ideas of great projects to partake in during the winter months to keep cabin fever at bay and also keep on task with your home improvement projects.

Remodel your Kitchen, Basement, or Bathroom

All three of these remodeling projects could keep you busy all winter and come spring, when you are too busy for home improvement projects, you could be enjoying your gourmet kitchen with new appliances, flooring, countertops, and cabinets. Transforming your basement will add extra living or entertaining space. You could be enjoying that new bar you made during the cold winter months.  Why not get started on a spa-like bathroom that you can enjoy year-round?  Since full-scale remodeling projects are more time consuming winter is ideal because you are able to work at your own pace if you chose to DIY or you might get a better deal from you contractor due to being slow with work that time of year so it is a win-win for everyone.

Update Your Look with Paint

Painting your home can either be a tedious put-off project to one and really enjoyable for another. No matter what side of the spectrum you are on, completing this type of project is better for the wintertime instead of missing out going to lake with everyone in the summer. Painting rooms in your home not only dramatically affects the overall look, but can make your space look even larger, depending on the paint color you choose. If you live in a humid climate, your paint will also dry better in your home
during the winter months.

Attic Insulation & New Lighting

Do you remember how hot it is in your attic during the summer? Wouldn’t you rather have to be up there when it is cool in the winter? Adding new blown-insulationinsulation to your home will help keep the warm air in during the winter and the cool air in during the summer. Do you wish you had better lighting in your home or need to install new ceiling fans? You will be much more comfortable doing this work in your attic without the excessive heat and you can add recessed lighting throughout your home giving it a new vibe and get those ceiling fans finally installed too!

Don’t Ignore Your Laundry Room Anymore

Your laundry room in your home is one of the most used spaces, yet it is one of the most neglected areas of your home when it comes to home improvement projects. There might be sheetrock that is not installed yet or a missing utility sink you had great intentions of installing 3 years ago. Go and take a look at the state of your laundry area and give it a facelift. Don’t forget about checking your appliances and if you are in the market for an upgrade check out the high energy efficient washers and dryers on the market today that will bring down your energy costs putting more money back in your pockets.

Lindus Construction / Midwest LeafGuard is a full service contractor specializing in LeafGuard Gutters, GAF Asphalt Roofing, SeasonGuard Windows/Siding/Insulation, Metal Roofing, Decking, New Construction & Home Remodeling. Call us at 1-800-873-1451 or check us out on the web at  Tune into WCCO 830 every Saturday at 9am for our Home Improvement Show with Denny Long & Andy Lindus.