Because of the chilly winds and snowy conditions, the colder months can have you spend quite a bit of your day indoors. If you’ve got some time on your hands and you’re looking for something productive to keep you busy this season, we’ve got some suggestions for some upgrades that can easily be done during the wintertime without causing a chilly draft in your home.
Bathrooms are an incredibly popular room to renovate, mostly because of their versatility in terms of budget as well as look and feel. If you’re looking for something larger-scale, you could go for a complete stylistic overhaul, replacing the countertops, cabinetry, paint colour and tile.
If you’re looking for something minimal to freshen up your space, your bathroom renovation could simply consist of an update to the appliances. Consider adding plants to your bathroom or replacing the paint colour with something a bit brighter. Replacing your mirror can also change how the space feels, as mirrors can trick your brain into thinking the space is larger or smaller respectively, based on the size.
Kitchens are another great space to upgrade, considering how often you’ll use them as both a social and functional space. Do keep in mind that kitchen renovations are often more expensive due to the high cost of upgrades.
If your kitchen feels outdated, a great place to start can be upgrading your appliances like your refrigerator, stove or dishwasher. In general, you should be replacing your kitchen appliances every 10-15 years for both stylistic purposes and safety reasons. Another common feature homeowners look to upgrade is their countertop space. If your kitchen is larger, consider upgrading to a larger island. If your kitchen is a bit smaller, consider replacing outdated countertops with a nicer material. Your kitchen table and chairs can be another great point of focus for your upgrade, as they often show their age the quickest. The same goes for your cabinetry, which can also warp over time.
Your living spaces are another great focal point for an upgrade. Living space renovations can fit a variety of budgets and timelines, considering the range of upgrades that can be made. If you’re looking for something minimal, change up the paint colour and replace the blankets and throw pillows to match. If your budget permits, add a rug or carpet that also matches the new style. Add a mirror or some other piece of wall decor, but be careful not to crowd your wall space.
If you’re looking for something more complete on top of the above mentioned upgrades, try replacing your coffee table and entertainment system, along with your couches and chairs. If you’ve had the same television for quite some time, explore the market and consider replacing it, as screen technology has come quite a ways in the last decade. Also consider installing a better sound system to create a social atmosphere with music, or a more immersive atmosphere for movie time.
If you have any further questions about home renovations, we have extensive experience and a strong network of professionals to help answer your questions. Don’t hesitate to reach out!