During winter it is easy to only think about all the parties and guests coming to stay, along with the holiday food and general season of fun. We forget about things like home renovations because that is generally something most people do in summer because it can feel like that is the most practical choice. And it is a practical choice for external renovations, but internal renovations can be done anytime and winter is actually the perfect time to get them done because:
- You can buy cheap materials that are being sold off ‘out of season’
- You’re less likely to want to do anything outside because it is cold and dreary so you won’t feel you’re missing out when you do the internal renovations
- You will feel your home isn’t as much of a project when summer comes around
- You can spread the cost of renovations throughout the year
- Labourers will be cheaper ‘out of season’
It makes a lot of sense, and gives you a lot more time throughout the year to complete those all important home improvements.
Prioritise Your Renovations
Now you know winter is a good time to renovate, it is time to prioritise your renovations so that you get the most important done first. Lets face it, winter is not a cheap time of year and there’s a lot of money to be spent which may well hinder your plans. It is a good time to separate what you need from what you want, putting your needs first. Some jobs will need doing ASAP whereas others can wait until summer. Quick fixes like re-tiling the bathroom with white porcelain tiles, or replacing a porcelain tile on the splashback in the kitchen could be easy cost effective renovations that you could get done. Alternatively you could plan one big internal renovation over winter like completely redoing the kitchen, but you must time it well with big occasions like Christmas otherwise you’ll resent your renovations when you’re forced to start cooking on a camping stove on Christmas morning.
Timing Is Key
As well as ensuring you have cooking equipment for the holidays, you also need to ensure renovations don’t cause other issues for you during this time of year. For example: anything that affects the heating or hot water will ensure a miserable few days or weeks without a hot bath or shower. You should also think about the mess that certain renovations could make across the house. You don’t want to put up beautiful decorations only to have workers shower the place in dust and debris.
As well as preserving your comfort, timing is important because it can actually enhance your wintertime experience. For example: imagine getting that spare room cleared out and decorated so you can have family come and stay over Christmas. Or how about getting the bathroom re-done and re-tiled so that you can enjoy deep hot baths on freezing winter nights. Timing really is key, and there are lots of benefits to getting your home renovated in the right way at the right time this winter.
Renovate This Winter For Year-Round Improvements
With the right timing and planning, your home will benefit from decorating and home improvements being made to it this winter. Remember, as long as it is practical to do so, your home is your own and any time is a good time to invest in how practical and beautiful it is for your family.