Summer is the most common season associated with doing home improvement projects and renovations, but it’s by far not the only one. In fact, winter is an ideal season for tackling certain jobs, especially those on the inside of your home. So if you’re going crazy because winter weather has you stuck inside, here are five winter home improvement projects you can start and finish in no time.
Install a Programmable Thermostat
Are you still using an old mercury thermostat to control your home’s temperature? Then this winter is the perfect time to upgrade it to a programmable model. With a programmable thermostat, you’ll have greater control over your home’s temperature without ever having to get up off the couch or out of bed.
If you want even more control, consider installing a digital SMART thermostat. With this type, you can control the temperature in your home from anywhere with an Internet connection, right from an app on your smartphone.
Add Insulation to Your Attic, Basement and/or Crawlspace
Simply adding a fresh layer of insulation to your attic floor or to the ceiling in your basement or crawlspace can help seal off air leaks and make your home more energy efficient. It’s an easy job that can pay off big dividends on your energy bills over the winter months.
Install New Flooring
Winter is a great time to finally replace the flooring in your home. Remove the old tattered carpet and replace it with something plush and neutral, or install laminate or tile. Or, if you have hardwood flooring, now is the time to have the floors refinished. With your new flooring, you’ll give your home that extra special something during the family holiday festivities.
Update the Laundry Room
While the bathroom and kitchen typically take the majority of a home’s renovation budget and time, updating the laundry room can be done relatively quickly and for less than you might think. More importantly, winter is a great time to do the job. Install some new shelving, throw on a fresh coat of paint, and add some new lighting, and your laundry room will be transformed.
Replace Your Windows
Winter is the season when you really find out how well insulated your windows are. If your windows are drafty, cloudy, or just not working like they used to, then replacing them now will dramatically improve your home’s comfort, beauty, and energy efficiency.
Need New Windows for Winter? Contact Thompson Creek Today
If you need new windows, then you’ll be glad you discovered Thompson Creek. We specialize in installing energy efficient windows that were custom-made for your unique home. From taking the measurements to building your windows to installing them, our window experts handle every phase of your window replacement project from start to finish.
Because we only use the highest-quality materials, you can rest easy knowing that your new replacement windows will look as great as they work. Enjoy this winter season in greater comfort with new, Energy Star-certified windows from Thompson Creek. To learn more or to get a free estimate for your window replacements, contact Thompson Creek today.