Monday, 22 January 2018

Home Remodeling Ideas for Winter

Winter has come in not only Westeros, the fictional continent, but also right at your doorstep. Our last post described the many noteworthy advantages of remodeling your house during winter. If you’ve made up your mind to remodel your house, here are a few ideas for you to stay warm inside your house during fall.

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Insulating the gaps

Insulation of your house is a key part of your winter remodel project. You may suffer a loss up to 30% of heat energy due to lack of insulation. Shielding the corners and gaps can stop the energy loss. This may include caulking and weatherproofing the exteriors of your doors and windows. This simple yet effective step will lower your electricity bills, save loss of heat energy and keep you warm throughout winter.

Updating your hardware

Addition of a new fireplace or remodeling your old one will certainly keep you warmer throughout the winter. A fireplace is the center of most homes without which a relaxed life is rather challenging; furthermore, the ambiance is irresistibly enchanting.

Your experienced contractor can set up the fireplace with suitable insulation, and improve its overall energy efficiency. You can have a modern look or a chic rustic look depending upon your taste. With a direct venting system, you can eliminate the need of an intricate chimney system.'

If you have doors and windows that let the frosty air right into your bedroom or living room, then it is time you gave attention to them. You can try to restore the damaged doors and windows first, or go for more heat-efficient new ones. Modern energy-efficient doors are a good investment. A common type of door has a polyurethane-foam-insulated core and a steel skin with a magnetic strip for weather-stripping.

Your house becomes energy efficient with these steps! You can now direct your attention towards a few other areas.'

Using your basement

Winter might be unbearable with snow-laden roads. You might be forced to spend more time indoors whether you like it or not! You can use this as an opportunity and put your basement to good use. Here are a few suggestions:

       vYou could set up a gym at the basement; maybe have space even for a table tennis board. You won’t have to drive down to the gym in the icy weather.

      vYou could convert it to a studio, be it for recording music or snapping portraits of models. It could serve as a room to develop your hobbies.

       vAnother great idea is an entertainment center with a surround sound system; it may be a mini bar, cushions, or anything else that makes you feel relaxed! The opportunities are wide open!
     
As mentioned in the previous post, the cost of raw materials is generally lower in the market during winter. Your remodeling contractor will be available as well for undertaking projects and give you the best possible deals. You don’t need to think twice before remodeling your house during winter!

If you have any questions regarding your remodeling project, do not hesitate to contact an experienced remodeling contractor in your area.  You will get all the answers and further useful ideas.