Winter Home Improvement Projects That Won't Leave You Cold

Oh baby, it’s cold outside. 

Often, when we think of home improvement projects we are drawn to the exterior of our homes – painting, siding, windows and landscaping. But, what can we do when the mercury drops and being outside, well, just hurts?

No need to worry, there are plenty of upgrades that can be made inside the warm confines of your home. 

Aside from the typical bath and kitchen remodels, there are a variety of other projects that can add value and enjoyment to your home. 

Winter is a great time for finishing the basement area.

Winter Home Improvement that Won't Leave You Out in the Cold

Be sure to get the needed permits and inspections. Adding space below grade adds valuable space to the home and can get the kids, or even the husband, into their own area. Maybe a “man cave” (or even “woman cave”) is a possibility? 

Perhaps you want to gain added space by going up rather than down.

Winter Home Improvement Projects Cna Include Renovating Your Attic

This is a great way to add a bedroom or play room to the house. Especially if you don’t have a basement. Have you ever been in an attic during the summer? It can get pretty hot up there. Winter is a great time to finish that space when it’s a little more comfort than in summer. Note: Be sure that you properly vent and insulate the area. 

Adding a built in bookcase or mudroom bench are great weekend projects.


Designs can be simple, but the results are amazing.

For me personally, the colder weather brings me into the shop to clean and organize.

Winter Home Improvement Ideas

After my incident with a table saw this past summer, I learned “first hand” how important a clean shop is. Staying neat and organized will save time and increase the quality of your projects. 

During winter I often work on equipment or automobile projects.

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I also accumulate way too much “stuff.” I try to take at least one weekend over the winter to clean that area as well. Having a place for everything helps keep my clutter and hoarding issues in check. I also have spare parts for many pieces of equipment I own and knowing where to find them is key. 

Want more winter home improvement tips? Read How to Enjoy Your Backyard in Winter.

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Dino Tudisca

Author: Dino Tudisca

Dino Tudisca is a second generation contractor who learned the trade from his father, Santo, and now boasts more than 25 years of experience in both new construction and remodeling in Eastern Connecticut. His company, Exterior Solutions LLC, was named the Building and Remodeling Association Remodeler of The Year award in 2011. Dino has a contagious passion for giving back to the community and others in need. He’s played an active role with Homes for our Troops, “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” and along with serving on a number of civic boards, he is currently involved building Buddy Benches for local schools. Dino is married with two beautiful daughters and remains close to parents who mentored and inspired him from the beginning.

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