Winter comes and it is time for you to improve your personal or rental property to suit the season better. There are always improvement needed to fit the season for more comfortable living both for you and your tenants. Cold temperature is not best friend after all. Improving your property with some upgrades will be good idea.
The purpose of upgrades is not only to make more comfortable living but also to reduce power bill as well as increase your property’s value. You can make small improvement but still gain benefit. Of course. Upgrades cannot be done carelessly since you need to consider your budget as well.
However, you can choose upgrades that suit your financial situation.
Upgrades needed for your property this winter
Before doing anything, it is highly advised to make your own checklist to find out what kind of upgrade you can do. Your priority is to choose upgrade that will help tackling down the effect of winter such as bursting pipes, icy water, etc.
Those that will cause costly damage to your property needs to be addressed first. Here are things you can do to improve your property this winter:
- Insulation is important to do especially during winter. By adding insulation, you can also lower utility bills. Besides, the living space will also be more comfortable than before and suit the season better. You may need to replace old windows if necessary. Or, you can also seal some windows and doors with weather-stripping, waterproof sealant or caulk to trap heat. You also need to pay attention to the pipes both interior and exterior. Pipes can burst due to extreme low temperature. It can cause water damage if you don’t pay attention. Pipe insulating is important to prevent from excessive expense caused by such incidents.
- Another improvement you can do during winter is to install programmable thermostat. This can help preventing from expensive power bill during winter. Choosing programmable thermostat is advantageous because you can set automatically different temperature throughout the day. You can even choose the one that can be controlled by your tablet or phone.
- You can also make simple upgrade by adding lights to needed areas. There must some areas where they look too dark or cramped. Thus, you can add new lights fixture or just simply change out old bulbs. This upgrade can improve the space. It is also recommended to choose energy efficient lights so that you can lower power bills.
- One of low cost upgrades is repainting the wall. Repainting can help to freshen up the interior of your property especially when there is no chance for it to be vacant during winter. The people living in the property will feel more comfortable having new look of their home. You can also opt for partial repainting in which you don’t have to repaint all area. You can paint some areas which can make a prominent accent. However, painting during winter can be challenging due to dryness and cold weather. Make sure to open your window during painting.