As the snow continues to fall outside, it’s a good time to discuss home renovation options that make our homes more pleasant, comfortable places when wild winter weather hits. If the past few years are any indication of what we can expect going forward, cold and snowy weather will continue to make life challenging at times. Those are the days when it’s good to stay home – especially if your Ashland building contractors have helped you prepare for the season’s worst.
Winter Tip #1: Garages and Breezeways
One of the biggest hassles of winter weather is freeing your car from the snow’s icy grip. Another challenge can be simply getting to your car! If you don’t have a garage, make 2013 the year you get one. You won’t believe how much more wonderful winter can be when you have a warm, comfortable space to get in and out of your car. Attached garages mean your family never has to go out into the weather – a big concern if you have small children or older family members with health concerns.
Winter Tip #2: Consider Your Roofline
Gravity works all the time – even when it is snowing! The snow that accumulates on your roof will eventually fall off. Poor home design results in big snow pile accumulations in front of doorways and entrance ways. Working with a design/build contractor on your custom built Ashland home is one way to avoid this problem before it starts. If you’ve already got a home and this is an issue for you, give us a call. We can help you with entrance way renovations that make getting into and out of your home safer and easier.
Winter Tip #3: Kitchens & Media Rooms
If you’re going to be inside while the winter winds blow, shouldn’t you be comfortable? Great kitchens are a source of enjoyment and comfort on snowy days – make some fresh baked cookies or savory stew! A Media room where your family can enjoy movies, video games, and each other’s company is a great investment.