If the weather outside is frightful this winter, take some time to make the inside of your home more delightful! Now is a great time to make some strategic upgrades that will increase your home’s energy efficiency, value, and beauty. Here are some ideas from your home remodeling friends at Centennial Construction & Remodeling Services, Inc. to give you some inspiration.
1. Insulate, insulate, insulate.
There’s no better time than winter to find out which areas of your home need additional insulation. You’re more able to feel drafts and cold spots with sub-zero Indiana winds blowing. Seal up doors, windows, and areas around the foundation. Add attic and garage insulation. You’ll stay warmer this winter, plus save a lot of money on your heating bills.
2. Change batteries in your smoke detectors, or replace units altogether.
If your smoke detectors have built-in, lithium ion batteries, they need to be replaced after 10 years. For others, replacing the batteries every year is the goal. According to the National Fire Protection Association, 71% of smoke alarms that failed to operate had missing, disconnected, or dead batteries. And while you have the ladder or step stool out, clean ceiling fans and dust cobwebs on the ceiling.
3. Kitchen or bathroom renovations.
Whether you want to replace the tile, update your hardware, or simply repaint the walls, winter is the ideal time to make improvements to your bathroom or kitchen. Home contractors tend to be less busy in the wintertime, so you’re more likely to score the perfect schedule for your renovation.
4. Replace windows.
Replacing old, worn window units that leak air and sound, with brand-new, energy-efficient windows is one of the best things you can do in the winter. You’ll get to enjoy the benefits immediately!
5. Finish your basement.
You’ll never be more grateful for the added living space! Our general contractors put their extensive building experience and architectural design talents to good use in creating custom basements. Each basement remodeling project results in a room with state-of-the-art technology that meets the unique needs of the client.
Centennial Construction & Remodeling Services, Inc. provides home remodeling services in Indianapolis and the surrounding communities. Contact us today at (317) 848-7634 for a quote on your wintertime renovation project.