A lot of people think that summer is the only time they can renovate their house, but we here at Orange Contracting are here to tell you that winter is also a good time for renovations. Our team is constantly busy all year long with different renovations. It is our goal to help all customers achieve their home renovation projects, no matter that time of year it is, or season. We have come up with some reasons why winter is a good time for some renovations and what renovations you can do.
Just like anything else, there are pros and cons to renovating in the summer and winter alike. It is true that summer is a really busy season for contractors but winter home improvement projects might be the direction you will want to go instead.
Some of the typical slower months of the year for renovations include October to March. This is when you can count on certain things:
-More availability for contractors
-Easier time scheduling projects
-Faster acquirement of project permits
-Cheaper supplies and materials
Being stuck inside more often means that you can take this opportunity to make your space look nicer. Just to throw out some ideas; if you are having home renovations done during the winter, use this opportunity to go on vacation while the project gets completed. Or you could decide to start some spring projects early as well. It doesn’t matter how you choose to occupy your time while a renovation is taking place, our team is here to make the entire process easier for you.
Ideas For Indoor Renovations
Here are some ideas you can use when trying to decide what to get done this winter. Kitchen renovations are quite popular during the winter, or perhaps you might decide to do something smaller instead. This might include putting in new countertops, flooring, fixtures, or cabinets.
If you are looking for a fairly easy way to create a substantial impact on the overall look and feel to a kitchen, replacing the countertop is one way to do it. Not to mention that it is less time consuming and more affordable than a whole kitchen renovation. It also has the ability to make hosting and holiday baking more enjoyable.
Replacing your cabinets is another option to spruce up the look of your kitchen. When you have older cabinets, they can be worn, chipped, scratched, and old looking. This can really impact the look of your kitchen. Or perhaps the colour has faded and isn’t nice looking anymore or just isn’t the right colour to begin with. Getting new cabinets is a great way to breathe more life and functionality into your kitchen. Or if completely new cabinets are out of the budget, one thing you can do to make them look like new is adding new knobs and drawer pulls. This can actually make a big difference in the appearance and make them look like new!
The winter months can really accentuate the lighting in your house. The days are shorter and the nights are longer. This is the time when you realize how good or bad your lights are. With the increased use, replacing old bulbs and fixtures can mean increased energy efficiency, improving the appearance and visibility, increased safety, and creating pleasant aesthetics throughout our house.
Bath Fixture Replacement
If an entire bathroom remodel is too much of a hassle, you can opt for replacing some fixtures instead. This can be things like towel hangers, drawer pulls, faucets, mirrors, door knobs, or the medicine cabinet. These small changes can have a big impact on how your bathroom looks, without the price tag of a full renovation. It can also enhance the efficiency and overall aesthetic.
If you have flooring that has been around for a long time, it might be time for an upgrade and replacement. A good thing about this home improvement is that it won’t take long to do, unlike some other improvement projects. You can instantly feel like you are in a new home with new floors. They can completely change the look of an entire room. There are materials like high-end bamboo, vinyl, or even a waterproof carpet.
Laundry Room Update
Laundry rooms are one of the most neglected but highly used rooms in a house. This is mostly due to the fact that guests don’t see it. However, this doesn’t mean that it can’t look nice. You can add organizational shelving or storage units, new hooks, hanging racks, or even an ironing station. Getting new appliances is not necessary, but if they are old and due for a replacement, this is the perfect time to do it.
In order to keep your home warmer and more energy efficient, which will save you money, you will want to make sure you have adequate insulation in areas like your crawl space or attic. Not only is this simple to do, but it will have a major effect on your HVAC efficiency and overall comfort by making your house warmer. This also has the opposite effect during the summer, the added insulation helps to keep your house cooler.
How Our Renovation Team Can Help
Our team here at Orange Contracting has many years of experience working year-round on all different kinds of renovation projects. If you are looking to have a Newmarket Home Renovation done this winter, make sure to give us a call today at (416) 817-2590! We are here to help you with any and all home renovations, big or small.