2015-11-18 During the winter season with all of the holidays and guests coming to stay we tend to forget the home renovations that should be taken care of.  The weather is freezing below; family comes in and out of town, its hectic and no one has any energy or time for home renovations to be handled. Renovating and updating the interior of your house is easy enough during the winter. Consider a flooring project, although both you and your professional contractor will have to work hard at making sure that the floor is protected from tracked-in dirt or snow. Remodeling a bathroom or kitchen is another renovation to consider during the winter months. A new backsplash, kitchen counters, and cupboards as well as new appliances are definitely an option. Placing the finishing touches on your basement is another excellent idea for the winter months. Provided no foundation work needs to be completed, you could be entertaining guests with a beautifully redecorated games-room just in time for Christmas. Fortunately, there are winter renovations that could be cheaper in the down season, rather than waiting until the warmer months. Take a look at these tips to helps you decide how to plan for your winter renovation.. Determine which renovations are priority Like with any budgeting you have to separate your needs from the wants.  Take some time and survey your home.  Figure out what needs immediate attention and what can be held off until the warmer months.  Also, see what areas just need quick fixes or replacement versus a total renovation.  Quick fixes could be something as simple as re-tiling or repainting the walls, other renovations that may need direct assistance would be replacing fixtures that are outdated or are in disrepair. Set your goals on the interior over the exterior To make things a little more easier on yourself for your winter renovation take on projects that are indoors instead of outside where the weather can hinder construction budget and time.  Jump on tasks on the inside like switching out doors of the interiors, repainting the walls in the bathroom, kitchen, tiling, replacing appliances, or laying new flooring throughout your home. Even some projects done within the basement or attic would be better than trying to tackle outdoor projects. Keep your outdoor holiday home looking pristine and focus on small jobs inside. Set a budget for time and money You don’t want to go into financial overload with home renovations.  After you have found out which projects you plan on doing, find out the costs and time span it will take to get them done. Estimate how much you would prefer to spend on all of the projects overall, see if there can be any wiggle room just in case it comes down to that to certain surprises that were anticipated on.  But plan on asking a professional when it comes down to the bigger projects. Source: Absolute Contractors , Winter Renovations Planning, About.com