Front view of a home in winter with snow on the ground and roof

Winter hasn't quite started yet, but the snow is falling and the temperatures are dropping.

As a homeowner, you may not think it's a good time to tackle home improvement projects, but believe it or not, they don't have to wait until the warmer weather arrives.

Graves Brothers is well known for its roofing services, but we are also experts at siding, windows, doors, insulation, and kitchen, and bathroom remodeling. We thought we'd share 7 home improvement projects that can be completed in the winter.

1. Window Replacement

Energy-efficient windows are an important consideration for both new and existing homes. Spring and summer aren't the only time of year you can replace your windows. If you decide to replace your windows, you'll have to make several decisions about the type of windows you purchase.

2. Replace or Refurbish Exterior Doors

Your windows aren't the only areas of your house that heat can escape. Your exterior doors are also culprits. Before making an investment in a new exterior door do some research on materials and which doors work best for your situation. Always remember the most important decision in purchasing a new door is what material it's made of, not the price.

3. Seal & Insulate

If your utility bills are high and you can see the floor joists in your attic, it's time for insulation or added insulation. If need be, you can add insulation to your basement ceiling and crawlspaces to prevent heat loss for a more comfortable home all year round.

4. Paint the Interior

If your walls look outdated and you want to brighten the mood, spruce them up with a fresh coat of paint! Adding color not only gives your room some character but also radically affects your emotions. Warm colors like red, yellow, and orange produce feelings of warmth, while cool colors like green and blue can be calming. Whichever color you choose, make sure to crack your windows to air out the fumes and allow some crisp, clean air in.

5. Regrout Tiles in Your Bathroom

Bathrooms make great winter projects! Look at your tiles in your bathroom, is your grout gunky or moldy? Have you spent hours trying to clean it with an old toothbrush or lemon juice and it's still funky? Regrouting the tiles is your next best bet.

6. Install Carpet

Installing carpet is a great winter project because it can increase the comfort of your home dramatically. One thing to keep in mind before installing a new carpet is off-gassing. These are chemicals that are released in your home once the new carpeting is unrolled and put down. If the temperatures outside aren't too cold, open the windows to allow toxic fumes to escape.
Another option is contacting your carpet retailer to air out the carpet several days before they install it in your home. If carpeting isn't your thing, consider tile or laminate.

7. Add a Tile Backsplash

Do you want to add personality to your kitchen or bathroom? Tile backsplashes will do just that! This winter project can be completed in a short amount of time and relatively inexpensively, leaving you with ample time and money to do other home improvement projects.

Tile backsplashes generally fill in the wall space between your countertops and the kitchen cabinets, however, they could extend all the way up to the ceiling if you desired. If you are looking to update your bathroom, try adding a tile backsplash above your bathroom vanity.

Many of us start to get cabin fever this time of year and working on home improvement projects is a great way to keep ourselves active and in good spirits. Save yourself time and headaches by being proactive on your home improvement needs. We promise you'll thank yourself later.

If you are in need of professional assistance with any of your home improvement projects, now is the time to schedule them! The sooner you book, the sooner you're projects are completed. By the time spring arrives, you'll be ahead of the game, so call Graves Bros. today at 585-288-3390.