While many of us hesitate to begin a home makeover during the colder months, this can actually be a great time of year to tackle a project. All you need is some research and planning.
For starters, you’re much more likely to find a contractor who’s available for hire in the winter, since many people choose to do home projects during the more popular warmer periods. Second, renovating your home during low season opens up the opportunity to unlock bargains and better deals on things like products and tools. Who doesn’t want to save money and use those savings for items you really need?
If you’re looking to do some renovations around the house this season, here are three easy tips to master and get your home ready for winter.
- Get the right tools for the job. Any good renovation starts with having the fundamentals to make it all happen. When it comes to DIY projects, Craftsman power and hand tools give you the ability to muscle through any project. With new categories now available in-store and online at Lowe’s, Rona, Reno-Depot and Ace, this brand of tools will arm you with the power you need to conquer any renovation, big or small.
- Research before you begin. The last thing you want happening after getting started is coming to the realization that it’s not feasible. Doing extensive research – such as watching video tutorials, contacting your local home improvement store or getting tips from contractors – will give you much more comfort in knowing your project can be done.
- Set a budget and create a timeline. Time and money go hand in hand. Even though you’re more likely to save on products and a contractor during a winter renovation, be sure to budget beforehand. Winter is a busy time with the holidays, so planning a timeline as well as a budget for your project will ensure the job gets done on time, without any financial surprises.