Winters are long in the New York and because they are also harsh, the majority of the homeowners avoid to start the home renovation project. The frigid temperature, chilled winds and the piles of snow outside your house make it hard for the people to move out. They are likely to become less active in such a weather and complete only those tasks which are essential. They postpone the home renovations tasks to spring.
However, as you are likely to have more time during winters, it is the best time to start your home renovation project. You can begin with the remodeling tasks that are related to your house’s interiors; by the time those tasks will finish, there will be a decrease in the harshness of the winter and you can begin with the exteriors’ repair if there is any.
Confused where to start? Though you will be having your own home remodeling and renovation needs, here are some ideas to get the best of your efforts.
- Prepare a to-do list
The first thing you need to do is making the list of the repairs, renovations and other changes that you want to make to your house. You can make the list by the tasks like crucial repairs, necessary renovations, good-to-do tasks, can be done if in budget and more. If you are not OK with this list structure, you can make the list room by room; start from one corner of your home and enlist the tasks related to each room.
- Declutter your home
Once you have made the list, now is the time to make the strategy. But before that, you need to declutter your house. Decluttering will not only make the room for repairs and renovations, but it will also let you notice the skipped task if there would be any. It would also let you have some new ideas in your mind for interior designing and decorations.
- Remodel your bathroom
No matter how well-furnished your bathroom is, there would be some items that need repair or replacement. It can be the faucets, shower, bath tub, tiles, grout or any other thing that needs main focus. Well, along with making these necessary repairs, you must think about giving it a new look. It can be replacing the tiles, just having a new coat of paint, installing the new faucets or whatever you consider important.
- Give a new look to your kitchen
Undoubtedly, kitchen and bathroom are the crucial portions of your house; renovating both of these involves a lot of efforts and money. If it has been a long enough that you have remodeled your kitchen, you can consider doing it this winter. Though it is not necessary, a few renovations along with the crucial repairs will give a new touch of looks to your kitchen. Also, it is not only about the looks but these renovations will also increase the value of your house.
- Add a new coat of paint
If you are not giving it importance, you are under-estimating the change a new coat of paint can bring to the beauty of your house interiors. If you are not having the budget to hire a contractor, you can consider doing it yourself. And if still there is the issue of cash, you can repaint a portion of your house rather than repaint all of it. A thing that you need to keep in mind is choosing a good quality paint that would not emit strong smell and can be used effectively.
- Leave floor changing to the last
Whether it is the carpets, hardwood floor or the marble, winters are the good time to replace it if you have the plans. If you are considering putting in the carpets, it is a great idea as it would increase the house’s comfort. However, make sure to air out the carpets before they are installed. No doubt marble, tiles, and hardwood floors are also a great idea, but you need to choose the one after giving a thought.
Renovating your home in winters will not only give you enough time to focus on but will also keep you busy indoors during the time you are supposed to be least active. Another worth considering fact is the costs; as the spring starts, the prices of the renovation materials and equipment start rising. So, you can save a specific amount by completing your home’s remodeling project in winters.
Author Bio: – Conall Smith is a professional blogger and writer. He has a great interest in writing and he has written content on different topics. Currently, he is working for MBA Supply, a company that offers various cleaning products.