5 DIY Winter Construction Projects

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Posted by All Metro Construction Services Inc
1 year ago | November 16, 2017

Just because the weather is cold, doesn’t mean your construction projects have to stop. In fact, the cold weather is a great excuse to get some of those indoor projects done!  Be ahead of the game with one of these DIY winter construction projects this year.  An if you’re struggling to get the job done, our skilled carpenters are always available to help out.

Here are 5 winter construction projects for the DIYer to do this year:

Shoe Rack

It’s that time of year again when we realize how many shoes and boots we have. Especially if you have more than two people in your home. Those winter shoes pile up fast! Fortunately, there are several great shoe rack options that can easily be done at home.

https://www.lowes.com/creative-ideas/woodworking-and-crafts/shoe-storage-bench/project
http://www.ana-white.com/2015/02/free_plans/extra-wide-shoe-bench
http://livefromjulieshouse.com/diy-wooden-crate-shoe-rack/
http://www.athomeinlove.com/diy-plywood-shoe-rack/
http://www.notmartha.org/archives/2012/09/17/diy-shoe-rack-for-a-tight-space/

Closet Organization

Closet organization is an amazing project that yields high results. If your closet is stuffed to the brim or just inefficient, consider building an organization unit for your closet. This is a fairly inexpensive project that can save you hundreds of dollars! Forget buying an expensive unit for your closet! Build one yourself!

http://www.bhg.com/home-improvement/remodeling/built-ins/how-to-build-a-closet-organizer/
http://www.ana-white.com/2013/03/plans/closet-organizer-one-sheet-plywood
https://www.viewalongtheway.com/2014/05/build-custom-closet-shelves/
https://www.thisoldhouse.com/how-to/how-to-build-walk-closet-storage

Bathroom Remodel

If your home has more than one bathroom, consider remodeling one of them in the winter. Maybe a full remodel isn’t something you want to take on right away. Consider doing just the demo during the winter and completing the project the following spring. And, if plumbing or electrical aren’t things you want to worry about, consider hiring out our team of experienced craftsmen to do the work you can’t. Either way, you’ll be happy when you have a new bathroom to use!

Here is a list of the steps you need to take to remodel your bathroom:

http://www.instructables.com/id/Complete-Bathroom-Renovation/
https://www.familyhandyman.com/bathroom/remodeling/how-to-remodel-a-small-bathroom/view-all/
https://www.oneprojectcloser.com/the-complete-bathroom-remodel/

Basement Remodel

If you’re open to a big winter project, remodeling your basement can be another great project to get started. Keep in mind that remodeling a basement is a big project. Start with laying out a plan in advance so you know where to begin. 

Check out the links below to see how some other DIYers remodeled their basements before you start!

http://www.ifinishedmybasement.com/getting-started/how-do-you-finish-a-basement/
http://www.howtofinishmybasement.com/step-by-step-guide-to-finishing-a-basement/
http://www.budgetdumpster.com/blog/how-to-finish-a-basement/
http://basementfinishinguniversity.com/basement-finishing-main-stages/

Finishing Touches

Another great winter construction project is finishing off all those pesky areas that you need to get to. Need a piece of transition molding in between your kitchen and living room? Or never got around to adding that crown molding to your dining room that you wanted? Or how about that kitchen backsplash that you need to replace?

Here’s a list of ideas to add those finishing touches to your home!

  • Crown Molding or framing
  • Updated paint
  • Kitchen backsplash
  • Installing window treatments
  • Stair Balusters
  • Transitional pieces in between flooring
  • Replacing dated outlets and light switches
  • Knobs, pulls, and handles for doors and cabinets
  • And much more!

Start Planning Your DIY Winter Projects Now

Even with the slow down during the winter season, you can still find ways to improve your the value and usability of your home.  If you don’t feel like starting your next construction project yet, you can still start PLANNING your next project and contact our staff to help you get a head start when the nice weather comes back!

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