People often think that winter months are the worse time of the year to start some home improvement projects. The holidays have people coming in and out, the weather is cold, and who wants to do anything besides stay inside under some blankets anyway? The truth is winter is one of the best times to start in on a home improvement project. When you start your projects during the winter, you don’t have the issue of scheduling conflicts because the demand is so much less.  It also allows you to free up your time and space during the spring and summer months when you’re more likely to be busy outside and wanting to enjoy your space.

If you’re thinking about the conflict with the holidays, you may want to work on non-critical areas of your home during this time. For example, if you’re looking to remodel your basement, as well as the kitchen and bathroom, during the holiday season work on your basement. This won’t be in the way of where you usually spend your time with family. Save your other projects for after the holidays.

Now that you know why you should start home improvement projects in the winter, here are some of the best projects that you can start working on.

Start Your Addition
If you’re looking to add an additional space to your home, winter is the best time to start. Frozen ground and dry air create the perfect conditions for digging foundations and pouring concrete. It’s also a great time of year for scheduling purposes. Since many people are waiting until spring comes to start their addition, builders will likely be less busy.

Add Insulation
This is best to do at the start of winter, to keep the warm air from within your home from going outside. If your home was built without energy saving in mind, adding insulation will do a better job of keeping your home warm and in turn reduce your energy bills. Similarly, making sure each of your windows are properly sealed and not causing a draft will help you keep warm air in.

Update your Floors
Do you have carpet that’s starting to get ratty? Have you thought about switching to hard wood floors instead?  Whatever you envision for your home’s floors, the winter is the best time to do it. Not only will you be likely to have an easier time finding someone to do it with a fast turnaround, updating your floors in general completely transforms the look of a room.

Have you been thinking about doing renovations to your home for a while, but have been putting it off? Stop procrastinating and start getting to work with these home projects you can do this winter! If you’re looking to do some extensive home renovations, make it more affordable with our Home Equity loans.  We offer a low, competitive rate with no closing costs.