During the winter season, Alaskan residents enjoy voluminous events and gatherings, such as holiday festivities, Thanksgiving feasts, and festivals with guests. As we are busy enjoying ourselves with our loved ones, we may totally forget to renovate our homes. Looking for the Best Anchorage Construction Company to make your remodels come true can be a daunting task.
However, remodeling should be recognized as a priority for various reasons including; freezing weather, visiting family and friends, and improving the aesthetics of your home. We understand that homeowners might not have the time or the proper tools to renovate and remodel by themselves, especially during this busy time with plates full of lots of other responsibility and shoulders full of burdens.
Luckily, there are home remodeling contractors in Anchorage that could be reasonable to hire for your home remodeling project. As we prepare for the new year why not consider remodeling your home with a bit more antique window designs? Imagine if you could enjoy a stress-free interior remodeling for a more modern appeal….
As a well-known Anchorage general contractor, Crighton & Cooper Construction & Design has support a variety of home remodeling projects.
Based on our subject matter expertise from our years of construction experience, we have created a list of a few popular winter renovations that may be helpful for your house.:
Winter Home Remodeling Ideas
Here are a few remodeling ideas for your home to prepare for the winter season.
The Kitchen Countertops
Did you know that a kitchen remodeling can convey a warmer look? How great as our Alaskan winter weather does become quite cold! Replacing kitchen countertops can create a new look with a radiating appearance. Kitchens are the heart of our homes and is where we cook to bring joy to the hearts of our loved ones, so their appearance matters the most.
Moreover, remodeling countertops doesn’t require a lot of movement inside and outside your home, so a kitchen renovation would be an ideal remodeling as we cannot all whither Alaska cold temperature like the Alaskan malamutes.
Winter also affects our bodies, such as drying out our hands and leaving crapped lips. The Alaska cold temperature even muddles with moods as the lack of sunlight can cause depression, more somber moods, and lethargy. If the dark and icy winter weather will be mixed with tired old lights, then it can create even worse situations. You can simply fight back by replacing your dim old lights with bright and cheery lights that will not only lighten up your home but illuminate your spirits as well, like a Harry Potter illumination spell. As you know, that splendorous festive season is all about colorful food and sparkling lights, so consider remodeling your home for an even more charming winter wonderland.
Retouch The Walls
The paint of the walls can provide an appealing look to your home, but can also prove to be a protecting layer against the winter weather. Many Alaskan citizens prefer to have their painting projects in summers or spring, but winter is also a great time to upgrade the walls of your house. For example, you could consider a wall remodeling to prepare for the upcoming festive and seasonal events.
Have you considered a flooring and carpeting project as a remodeling idea for your home? If you think that the carpets face a beating from the arrival of family or guests, particularly when your home is crowded during the holiday season, then do consider replacing your carpeting and flooring after the events pass. You must get rid of the ripped, threadbare, or bulging carpets and place your new ones that can not only stretch a warmer semblance but also provide coziness to your feet. Moreover, after replacing the old carpets, your abode will be snugger and will stand up better for the icy winter weather.
If you plan to do it yourself, then use double-sided taps while setting the carpets. However, it is important to remember that the installation of carpets is not a laidback assignment. Particularly, if you have kids or seniors who live with you, they can easily slip and fall from moveable carpets.
We recommend implementing the following steps while installing carpets by yourself.
- Make sure to vacuum old carpets prior to replacing with new ones. This is essential to reduce the dust during the removal and replacement process.
- Clean your house floor after removing the carpet.
- Remove all the interior or valuable fragile items from the room in which you want to install the carpet. We recommend this for the safety of your valuable possessions and for better installation.
- Consider sawing down the room’s doors because some carpets do hinder the movement of the doors. To make it easy for opening and closing the doors, trim the doors in a controlled manner. You can measure the doors and then saw them down. Make sure you don’t go up or below the marked line because doing so will create an irregular look to your door, also the carpet might not be able to place well underneath.
- First paint the walls and then install your carpets.
There is a lot more to consider while installing carpets in your home, so, if you are an expert already then you are free to do it by yourself. However, if you are a bit more concerned about the risks, or simply not interested in completing the project by yourself, then consider collaborating with a professional Anchorage home remodeler who can save you from the stress and do an even better job due to their subject matter expertise on carpets.
Remodeling a bathroom to prepare for the winter is perhaps the most important consideration. Would you prefer to step on a cold floor after taking a warm shower or bath? We hope not, because it will be jolting and jarring.
You should consider remodeling the bathroom floor. Moreover, if you are considering repainting your bathroom walls, then we recommend to first do before remodeling your floors. After you remodel your floors, consider remodeling other parts of your bathroom, such as your boiler. You must check on the boiler during or before the winter season. If the boiler is already 10 years old, then switching with a new one may be the better choice. As Alaskan residents are increasingly considering solar energy boilers, we recommend to first consider the predictive weather conditions in your area before installing a solar boiler.
Consider insulating the pipes to make sure that your bathroom will be warmer. This job will not be an easy one, so it may be helpful to receive help with insulating the hidden pipes in your home, so that your project is as energy saving as possible.
Also, check out your showers and consider an aerated solution. As common showers tend to cause great water pressure, they consume a lot of energy and give less water flow. The same goes for the bathroom tabs as well. So, we recommend considering an aerated showerhead or installing double heads. As a result, you will be able to maintain a continuous flow of water that will keep you warm during your relaxing shower, even in the midst of a winter shower.
There may be a variety of other ideas from Best Anchorage Construction Company, especially to prepare for the long Alaskan winters. For a few more ideas about how to remodel your home and for a quote, please contact us today. Winter is upon us….Get your home remodeled before the winter storms and holiday festivities arrive….