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The 3 Best Winter Home Remodel Projects

October 21st, 2022 | 2 min read

By Jacob Livingston

Snow covered suburban home

The 3 Best Winter Home Remodel Projects 

With summer rapidly coming to a close,  fall is the best time to start planning those home remodel projects that can be done in the winter months so that they will be ready in time for your summer gatherings. 

The top 3 projects we will share today can be completed without disrupting your daily life.

A common misconception is that home remodeling projects can only be accomplished when the weather is warm. This could not be further from the truth. 

Home remodeling projects can be done year-round. In fact, some projects provide ideal opportunities for homeowners to update their homes in the winter. 

Outdoor decks, basements, and home additions are frequently completed during the cold winter months.

Outdoor deck or porch

Wooden deck railing covered in newly fallen snow

When thinking of home remodeling projects that will not disrupt your daily life in the winter, exterior projects such as decks or porches jump right to the top of the list.

Basements with a walkout patio door

A basement remodel with a walkout patio door can give homeowners a tremendous opportunity to get the home improvement results they want without disruption to their daily lives. 

Since the workspace can be accessed through a secondary door, all tools, traffic & materials can go directly to the basement, leaving your main floor undisturbed.

Basement with patio door walkout

Home additions

Similar to decks and porches, home additions on the exterior of your current living space, offer a great opportunity to have your home improvement done during the winter months.

Sunroom home addition with screen windows and a deck

Benefits of home remodeling in the winter

Outdoor and basement remodeling projects are great to be done in the winter because our production crews can avoid high-traffic areas of your home, such as the kitchen, living room, and bedrooms, during construction. 

By avoiding the main level of your home, the risk of bringing dirt, snow, and mud into the main areas of your home is reduced. Also, avoiding the constant opening and closing of doors on the main level keeps heat from escaping.

The projects suggested in this blog give you the added benefit of not disrupting your day-to-day routine, so they can easily be planned during the winter months and even during the holiday seasons. 

When remodeling a highly functional part of your home, such as a kitchen, deciding when to remodel is just as important as making remodeling selections.

You want to avoid remodeling parts of your home that are a large part of your day-to-day routine during times of the year, like the holiday season, when those areas are important.

Start planning your winter home remodeling projects now

Knowing that decks, basement remodeling, and home additions can be built throughout the winter months gives you time to prepare and plan for a remodel. 

Starting the planning for these projects in September or October will ensure construction can be completed before the spring.

Interested in updating your home? Custom Built offers a wide variety of home design and remodeling services in the Lansing, MI area. Connect with our sales team to see if Custom Built is the right contractor for your project.

Want to learn about pricing for any of these projects? Here are some articles outlining,

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Jacob Livingston

Jacob brings 20+ years of residential construction experience to the Custom Built team. He has spent years in the field learning the hands-on side of building from foundation prep to roofing shingles. With a need-to-know mindset and a desire to understand how things work, Jacob has studied building science, systems integration, home inspection, and radon measurement and mitigation.