It's getting chilly!Here in New England, cold weather is approaching fast, which typically means that people will be spending more time indoors. Here are a few interior improvement suggestions for making your house a home no matter what season it is.

Mudroom. A mudroom is a room for shoes, coats, outerwear or other outdoor equipment. Some houses don’t have a whole room for this purpose, but they do feature an entryway or a hallway. The point is that if people remove their shoes when they enter your home, you’re going to spend a lot less time cleaning up after them. Imagine how many dirty footprints you’ll avoid!

Fireplace.  A home with a fireplace always invokes warm nostalgic memories of winter, sipping hot cocoa and spending time with loved ones. You’ll be able to enjoy all the best parts of a campfire but from within the comfort of your own home – no need to bundle up for the cold!

Gardening room. Don’t let Mother Nature tell you how to live your life. You can have fresh greenery all year round with a gardening room. Sunrooms are ideal thanks to all the natural light coming in through the windows, but some people go all out with deep sinks, tile floors, and big shelves specifically designed for their plants. If adding a sunroom isn’t an option, you can look into the right type of lighting for the plants you’d like to grow, as every type of plant requires different levels of sunlight. Imagine having fresh herbs all year round!

The off season is a great time to hire a contractor to work on your home. In the summer, everybody wants to redo their homes, but if you wait a few months, contractors have more flexible schedules, a lighter workload, and can give your home the attention it truly deserves. Homeowners are more likely to have time to spend at home, helping the contractor or providing guidance.

Remember to avoid projects that involve fumes, sawdust or sanding while you’re stuck indoors. These projects can make a big mess. It’s also important to remember that you’re going to need to use your home while you live in it – no point in ripping out your bathroom if you don’t have another one in the house to use in the meantime!

If you’re considering working on your home, let us know because we would love to help.