Upgrading Your Home

5 Home Renovations You Can Tackle During the Winter

5 Home Renovations You Can Tackle During the Winter
Posted on Dec 2 2019 - 9:00am by Housecall

By Anita Ginsburg

Winter is the perfect time to tackle those home renovations that you've been putting off all year. Costs will likely be lower during the colder seasons, and if you plan it well, you might even be able to have your renovations completed by the holidays. Consider taking on these five home renovations during the winter season:

Add Insulation

If the cold weather has reminded you that your home needs better insulation, there's no better time than now to have it added. Improper insulation can cause high utility bills and a cold home. You can tackle this renovation on your own or hire a professional to do it for you.

Finish Your Basement

If you have an unfinished basement that you've been wanting to turn into a functional space for your family, you might want to renovate during the winter. You can add an additional living space or an extra bedroom. A finished basement can be a worthwhile investment because it may substantially increase the value of your home.

Remodel a Bathroom

A bathroom remodel is the perfect task for winter, especially if it's a bathroom that's not frequently used. Whether it's the guest bath that you're readying for holiday travelers or the front powder room that could use a touch-up, this is the time to do it.

When you're tearing out old cabinets, tiles and showers, it's a good idea to consider a dumpster rental. Having a dumpster just outside your door can make the task of clearing out trash and debris much easier....

Planning to DIY Your Kitchen Floor? Here's what you need

*Posted on July 19, 2019 by Housecall
By Meghan Belnap

Redoing your kitchen floor on your own is an ambitious undertaking that can be accomplished with the right supplies, tools and know-how. Whether you want to redo your floor by yourself to save money or simply for a sense of accomplishment, there are several ways to get the job done.

Here are several things that you will need in order to complete your DIY kitchen flooring project:

Exact Floor Measurements

Your entire project could wind up in chaos if your floor measurements aren’t correct. The floor measurements will determine the sizes and shapes of the tiles you’ll need, along with where they’re placed. If the shape of your floor is square or rectangular, you can get the correct measurements by taking the length and width measurements and multiplying them together. For a floor with a more unusual shape, you’ll need to divide each section into rectangular units with string or other markers, and then add the measurements of each unit to get the correct total.

Get the Right Tiles and Caulk

Next, choose the tiles that will go best in your kitchen. Tiles are available in different shapes,...