Renovating in the winter can be a bit challenging, but also very rewarding. Usually January and February are slower times for most companies, so getting time off isn’t too difficult.
The winter is also when you spend most of your time indoors. Why not make it productive so you can spend the warm months outside?
Here are 5 tips that will help you with your winter renovations.
- Plan, plan, plan. No matter what season your renovation is in, planning is important. However, winter is especially important. Snow and sub zero temps can complicate deliveries, demolition, and any holes you want to put in the house. Plan for everything.
- Don’t tackle more than you can handle. Winter weather means you can’t throw things outside for temporary storage. Things like appliances, cabinets, furniture and electronics must all stay indoors. Tackle a project in smaller pieces if it means keeping things dry.
- Avoid Kitchen Renovations. Winter is the hardest time to work on the kitchen. The barbeque is likely out of commission – or at least really unpleasant to use while the stove is out of commission. Outdoor eating areas are closed up. Even using an RV or trailer poses issues if it needs to be winterized.
- Only order what you need, when you need it. It’s tempting to buy all the drywall, flooring, paint and fixtures on one go at the home store, however, you only have so much room. Only buy what you need, when you need it, or you’ll be working around all kinds of obstacles.
- Find a trustworthy pro. There are many fly-by-night construction journey men. Trying to save costs by going for the lowest priced freelancer can cost you more in the long run during a winter renovation. The wrong plan, the wrong hole, or the wrong storage technique can ruin more than you bargained for.
If you’re considering a winter renovation, give us a call at Carick Home Improvements and we’ll walk you through all the potential obstacles you’ll come across. We look forward to saving you a whole lot of hassle you may not have considered!
Call us today – (416) 781-6671