7 Common Autumn Home Improvement Projects

Oct 19, 2023


As winter approaches, it's important to ensure that your home is ready to withstand the cold temperatures and wet weather. This blog will explore some common ways to prepare your home and keep it cozy during the colder months. Here are seven of the most common home renovation projects that people undertake before winter arrives.

1. Insulation upgrades

Proper insulation is essential to keep your home warm and energy-efficient during the cold months. Consider adding or upgrading insulation in your attic, walls, and floors. This can help maintain a comfortable indoor temperature while reducing heating costs.

insulated attic

2. Sealing windows and doors

Leaky windows and doors are notorious for letting in cold drafts. Now is a good time to seal any gaps, replace weatherstripping, or install energy-efficient windows and doors to prevent heat loss and lower your energy bills.

3. Exterior repairs

Now is a great time to address any exterior maintenance issues, such as cracked or deteriorating siding, damaged paint, or rotting wood. Properly maintaining your home's exterior will better protect it from the harsh winter elements, while keeping you cozy throughout.

4. Interior remodels

With the holiday season right around the corner, now is your last chance to begin a project that can be finished before guests arrive. Whether you'd like to renovate a living room, kitchen, bathroom, or any other space, it is important to get the ball rolling to that you can host with pride this holiday season.

5. Stair reconstruction

Stairways are some of the most overlooked aspects of homes. They are some of the most-traveled areas of the property, and should be given attention. Having well-constructed stairs with high-quality materials will not only improve aesthetics, but will also reduce safety risks such as slips, trips, and falls.

6. Fireplace upgrades

If you've found your fireplace to be inadequate or an eye-sore, now is a great time to consider an upgrade. By starting this work before the coldest months arrrive, you can be confident that your home will be toasty warm when that time comes.

7. Insulating pipes

Winter weather combined with uninsulated pipes can be a nightmare, leading to water damage and a lot of avoidable stress. By insulating exposed pipes, especially those in unheated areas, your home's infrastructure will be more resilient for years to come.


By completing these common home renovation jobs before winter weather arrives, you can ensure that your home is well-prepared to withstand tougher conditions. Each of the above projects play an important role in keeping your home warm, energy-efficient, safe, and resilient. Don't wait until it's too late before starting these renovations!

Team MB is a trusted general contracting business that can do any of the projects listed above. If you live in Greater Victoria or southern Vancouver Island, contact us today for a free quote.