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Best Winter Building Projects

September 11, 2023

We all know that Winter in Exeter means rain, lots of rain!  We don’t need to stop building and making home improvements but there are certain projects that are better options during the Winter season so that you can still transform your living space, enhance functionality, and increase the value of your property. We have thought this through carefully and in this blog post we will share our recommendations for the best winter building and home improvement projects.

1. Energy-efficient Insulation:

Winter is the perfect season to focus on improving insulation within your home. Adequate insulation reduces heat loss, lowers energy consumption, and enhances overall comfort. Consider adding weatherstripping to doors and windows or installing insulation in attics and crawl spaces. One of the biggest sources of heat loss can be the floor area of your home, especially ground floor and an area that can make the most difference if well insulated.  

2. Kitchen/Living Remodelling:

Winter presents an excellent opportunity for remodelling your living space. Review/Upgrade outdated appliances, install new countertops, replace worn-out cabinets, or reconfigure the layout to maximise efficiency. A modern, functional kitchen not only enhances your daily routine but also adds significant value to your home. Consider incorporating energy-efficient appliances and eco-friendly materials for a sustainable upgrade.

3. Re-decoration:

It’s incredible how re-decorating your space can have an impact on how you feel about spending time in spaces with a resulting positive impact on your overall wellbeing.  Unleash your creativity to create calming areas with earthy tones or choose invigorating, bold colour choices for a more energetic feel. Consider contemporary painting styles, wallpapers and panelling to update your interiors to keep you active and beat the Winter Blues all while staying dry!

4. Bathroom Upgrades:

Investing in bathroom upgrades can make a considerable impact on both your daily routine and the value of your home. From simple changes like regrouting tiles and replacing fixtures to more involved renovations like adding a luxurious bathtub or installing a rainfall showerhead, winter allows ample time to focus on enhancing the aesthetic appeal and functionality of your bathrooms. Make use of durable, water-resistant materials to ensure longevity.

5. Upgrade your lighting:

Certain lighting upgrades in your home can add value to your property as well as making spaces lighter and aren't as invasive as you think.  Ideas include changing pendants for LED ceiling spotlights, installing mood lighting and exterior security lights.

6. Outdoor Deck or Patio Enhancements:

While it may seem counterintuitive to undertake an outdoor project during the winter months, enhancing your deck or patio can significantly extend your outdoor living space for the upcoming spring and summer seasons. Winter is an opportune time to repair or replace damaged boards, apply a fresh coat of sealant or paint, and add accessories that create a cosy ambiance, such as outdoor heaters or fire pits. Upgrading your outdoor area will be rewarding when warmer weather arrives and allow you to get the most from your improved outdoor space.

Don’t be put off getting projects underway because the Winter weather is approaching, choose appropriate home improvements that can be done now to leave next Summer free for days out and outdoor activities.

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