The weather has definitely shifted for homeowners in Massachusetts, as Old Man Winter blankets New England with snow, ice and freezing temperatures. With the holiday season in full swing, most homeowners aren’t thinking about getting started on home improvement projects. However, this can be the best time of year to get some of those residential remodeling projects done.
Due to the inclement weather, these projects will primarily focus on the interior of your home, rather than outdoor projects that you might want to do in the warmer months. Another bonus to choosing to remodel your home in winter is that it can be easier to get a hold of a contractor and schedule work to be done than it would be in the fall when everyone else decides last minute to upgrade their kitchens and bathrooms or add guest rooms for the holidays.
#1 – BATHROOM RENOVATION
Take a look at your bathroom. This time of year we often realize just how little space we have in the bathroom as we are inundated with guests, extra towels and increased use. Bathroom renovation is one of the most popular home improvement projects, because it is a room that we use all the time. The rewards are instant and obvious on a day-to-day basis. Speak with a contractor about residential remodeling options that can help you get more space, maximize the space that you have or completely overhaul and upgrade your bathroom. From upgrading fixtures to expanding your space into a closet or other unused space inside your home, there are many different types of residential remodeling options that can help you create the bathroom of your dreams.
#2 – PAINT
One of the easiest types of home improvement projects, painting the interior of your home during the winter months is a great way to make an instant change without investing a lot of time and money. Hiring a contractor to take care of the work for you can open your options up to include some colors, patterns and ideas that you might not have considered otherwise.
#3 – KITCHEN UPGRADES
Another popular way to remodel your home in winter is to invest some time and money into home improvement projects that have to do with the kitchen. While a complete overhaul would be ideal, you can make smaller changes according to your budget and availability that will improve the look and function of your kitchen right away. Some homeowners in Massachusetts prefer to do a little bit of residential remodeling at a time, while others are ready to just dive in and get it all done at once. This is an individual decision and either way, the results can be very rewarding. New counter tops and cabinets will have an instant “wow” effect when guests visit your home, while new lighting, flooring and back splashes are a great way to add some sparkle and color.
#4 – REC ROOM
Being stuck indoors for weeks at a time tends to make a person look at their living situation and realize that they need more space for indoor activities. A “rec room” or recreation area can be the solution to this problem. Finishing a basement, attic, garage or even a room that is no longer being used for its original purpose, can provide you with many options for home improvement projects that would give you more space. A pool table or ping pong for the family, a home theater, space for the kids to play – whatever your goals or budget, there are plenty of residential remodeling options available to choose from when it comes to designing and building a rec room that is right for you. Not only will you maximize the space that you have in your home, but you will increase the value, particularly if your project includes finishing an otherwise unused space.
#5 – CLOSET WORK
With all the sweaters, coats and warm weather gear, winter is usually the time of year that we realize we don’t have near enough closet space. Closet organization, through the addition of shelves and additional hanging space, can really help to increase the amount of items you can store. Closet expansion, which could include merging two closets together or incorporating other space inside your home that is not being used, can give you the walk-in closet of your dreams. Speak with your local residential remodeling contractor to find out what your options are based on your floor plan and location of your closet. You might be surprised to discover that there is a lot of unused space surrounding your closet that could be maximized and put to better use.
Getting Started: Remodel Your Home in Winter
If you would like to get started on some home improvement projects this winter, contact the experts at Fisher & Rocha, Inc.. Our construction team is fully-staffed all year round in order to provide residential remodeling services to our clients throughout Southeastern Massachusetts. Located in Mattapoisett, Fisher & Rocha, Inc. has been serving the homeowners in Massachusetts since 1965. Our team of experienced planners, contractors and builders can provide top quality construction for residential remodeling, restoration, specialized repairs and even new custom home construction. We are fully licensed and insured in the State of Massachusetts and can provide you with a wide variety of services that will help you remodel your home this winter. Call us today at 508-758-6738 to request a free quote!