winter home improvement projects

As the snow begins to fall and temperatures dip into the ’30s, we know that winter has officially made its presence known in Ohio. The winter months in Ohio can stick around for quite a while — sometimes even into late March — but this time of year also provides a great opportunity to get started on some of those indoor home improvement projects that you’ve been holding off on. 

When you compare Ohio to other states out west or down south that have warm weather year-round, our timeline for working on outdoor projects really isn’t very long. By taking into account the time you might need for a project like an outdoor deck or patio, you may realize that you only have enough time to complete one or two of the outdoor projects you had in mind for the summer. 

The lack of available time for outdoor home improvement projects is why the summer should be dedicated specifically to those projects and why winter should be spent focusing on any indoor home improvement projects that you’re interested in. Winter home improvement projects also help you get your home ready in case you’re looking to sell once spring comes around.

Read below to see some of the winter home improvement projects that we recommend considering this season. And also, don’t forget to check out our winterization checklist for Ohio to help you lower your utility bills this winter while protecting your home’s long term value in the process. 

Winter Home Improvement Projects

Basement Remodel

Do you have a basement in your home? Is it a finished basement or can it better be described as a dark and dreary space that’s typically only used for storage, with piles of things that you should’ve gotten rid of years ago? If it’s the latter, that’s OK — you’re not the only one. 

The great thing is that with an unfinished basement, your home has so much potential. And this winter, you can finally get to work on it. Finished basements are becoming more and more popular in recent years and for good reason. On top of adding value to your home, they can also significantly increase your living space, which is especially valuable if you have a large family, enjoy hosting parties and having people over, or if you just want to turn it into a comfortable space of your own. 

You may not have given much thought to the potential that your basement holds but the possibilities are endless. Just take a look at our ideas for a finished basement for adults or even our ideas for a finished basement for kids for some additional inspiration if you’re feeling stuck. 

Bathroom Remodel 

The bathroom is one of the most important areas of your home. Shouldn’t it reflect that? That outdated sink, leaky showerhead, and old tile flooring just aren’t getting the job done anymore. With as much time as you spend in your bathroom, it should be an area in which you feel comfortable and can efficiently take care of your personal hygiene while saving money at the same time.

When was your bathroom last remodeled? If you can’t remember, then it’s likely time to make the appropriate updates. Don’t settle for a mediocre bathroom when you can have a bathroom that you desire. 

Is that clunky old bathtub just taking up too much space when all you really want is a sleek walk-in shower encased in glass? Or do you already have a walk-in shower but you really want to be able to lay down and enjoy a hot bath after work? Maybe you’re spending way too much money on water because your showerhead and plumbing aren’t functioning correctly. Not a problem. This winter, you can get the bathroom of your dreams. 

If you’re interested in remodeling your bathroom, but don’t really know where to begin, take a look at our bathroom makeover tips to get some ideas. 

Kitchen Remodel

One of the most exciting winter home improvement projects is a kitchen remodel. Whether you and your family cook big meals for multiple people every day or even if you cook more sparingly, there’s no disputing the fact that a lot of time throughout the day is spent in the kitchen. The kitchen is viewed as a central point in the house where the entire family can meet up and talk about their day, especially if you have a family who eats dinner together every night. 

The fun in a kitchen remodel comes from the opportunity to be creative. With that being said, while you can let your creative juices flow, you’ll also have to be wary of what type and style of kitchen best fits your home. 

There are many options when it comes to a kitchen remodel. You can do anything from deciding on changing the current layout to upgrading various appliances, accessories, and materials such as tiles. See some of our favorite ideas for a high-end kitchen renovation to help you decide!

Importance of Working With a Licensed Contractor

While it may be enticing to try and handle a winter home improvement project on your own, working with a licensed contractor ensures that the work is done right the first time and done on time with no mistakes. 

A team of experts is able to handle a project with much more ease than you could by trying to do it yourself. You can easily run into the risk of injuring yourself, constructing something incorrectly, or simply not having the required knowledge to complete a project.

Contractors are also trained to consider how outside conditions can affect the interior of your home. This might include things you didn’t know, such as accidentally running a water line through a wall that faces outside.

Remember This Before Remodeling 

Before you dive right into remodeling, you should know where to find a team of experienced designers and contractors to make your winter home improvement projects a reality. 

Our team can provide you with the direction and vision you need when you decide it’s time for an update. We can also help you with any additional winter home improvement projects that you might be considering.

Let our team be the ones to give your winter home improvement project the right look and feel.

At Malek Construction, our team works hard to make you feel right at home. Contact us today and we’ll help you build the home of your dreams.