Why not spruce up the place while you’re cooped up inside this winter?
Now that we’re rapidly heading for the shortest day of the year, winter feels in full swing. Winter home improvement projects are a great way to stay active in the dark winter months, and they will make your home even more warm and inviting during the rest of the winter and coming spring. Of course, R&R Containers is here to help with all your roll off container rental needs!
Broadly speaking, we can look at winter home improvement projects through two categories – those that improve efficiency and those that improve livability. Some would say that all of the efficiency upgrades should be done before winter begins, but it’s never too late to start saving money!
Home improvement projects to boost efficiency
Science never stops making things more efficient. When it comes to home improvements, there are a dizzying array of options for making your home more green. Some of them, however, are best left for the spring. So, what efficiency minded projects are a good fit for winter time?
Seal up the cracks – any gap big enough to see light through means you’re losing money. Use weatherstripping, caulking, plaster, or another appropriate material to make sure your home is airtight.
Add insulation – the most obvious candidate for insulation is the attic, but don’t forget about crawl spaces, and places like your attic door and water heater.
Making your home more livable
Since you’re trapped inside anyway, why not take on a project to improve your interior space, like new carpet? What about any renovations you might be putting off, like a bathroom? There will be plenty of time in the spring for things landscaping and painting your home’s exterior. Why not use the colder months to make the insides shine?