New England winters are beautiful. But if you’ve had enough of heavy snows and wild winds leaving your family without power and heat, keep reading this list of home improvements that can help your family through winter storms with less stress.
Number One on the List: Home Solar System Installation
When you have solar power, your home always has power – even when the grid is down. Energy independence is one of the top reasons people choose to have solar systems installed on their homes in Massachusetts. We’ve all seen outages that last for days or even weeks. Who wants to deal with that?
Not every home is a candidate for solar installation. Your first step is to meet with a reliable local solar professional to have your home assessed for suitability. Once that hurdle has been cleared, it’s simply a matter of choosing your system and having it installed. Solar panels can be installed on all roof types, including slate roofs.
Number Two on the List: A Pantry Full of Goodies
If we learned anything from the pandemic, it’s that it’s always a good idea to keep some yummy food on hand. As part of your kitchen remodel or as a stand alone upgrade, creating a pantry gives your family more storage space for grocery staples, back up supplies, and some yummy treats to eat when it’s much too snowy to drive to the grocery store.
Winter weather brings out the serious baker in many people. If you’re planning a kitchen renovation, take the time to imagine what would be involved in your ideal baking set up. How much countertop space would you need? What would you like to have in terms of appliances and workstations? Where would you keep your flour, your frosting, your favorite serving platters? Imagining is half the fun – but it’s also the source of ideas you can bring to your Woburn building contractor.