5 Home Additions For The Winter

Five Home Additions For The Winter Season

Are you thinking about putting an addition on your home? The winter season is actually one of the best times to get this project started. Think of it. By the time spring rolls around, you could have a beautiful new two-story garage, a wonderful mudroom for all of the water that your boots bring in during the spring showers, or a new master bedroom or bath to relax in. Here at MBC Remodeling, we can help you through all of it — from design to room additions and even expanding your home, increasing not only the size of your home but the property value as well. So, what are some home additions you can add during the winter season?

Here Are Five Fantastic Home Additions For The Winter


A great choice for the stop-off point into the house! Our mudrooms are where we keep our boots, our coats and keep the house clean from pesky mud and dirt. A mudroom is a wonderful addition and can serve you well if you have pets. We can even install a utility sink in the room for easy cleanup. Storage and benches are also available to upgrade this space and a mudroom is a great way to make a small investment and gain a large return on this investment over the winter.


Want to bring in some natural light? Adding on a sunroom is a fantastic option! Think about what next winter will be like with beautiful, natural light coming through a large set of windows and possibly a beautiful fireplace making the room feel cozy and welcoming. Sunrooms actually come in a few different options. There are ones that are made for certain seasons and ones that are all four seasons. The four-season sunrooms are the most popular because they are made to be warm during the winter months. Another choice is the solarium which is made entirely of glass which includes the walls and the roof. Solariums can be heated and cooled by a unit on its own within the room and with natural light as well.

Home Office

During the last few years, more and more people have been adding on a home office. Some are remodeling their garages or their basements to create their home office. But, what if you want to keep both your garage and basement? A different choice would be to add on a home office as an addition. You will be able to add more space to your home, which would increase the home value, and you would also be able to create it from scratch with your own specifications for your type of work.


A garage can be a must for many and having a garage that is attached to the home can make it even better. Imagine yourself grabbing your coffee in the kitchen every morning, walking through your door and not out into the bitter cold or the extreme humidity. Instead, you will be walking right into a climate-controlled two or three-car garage. Climbing into a car that is not covered in snow can be a real treat and most homeowners are looking for homes that already have attached garages, so this is a wonderful addition to any home.


You may not have heard of a bump-out before, but it’s quite simple. A bump-out allows you to increase the size of a room without having to work with the foundation. For example, sometimes in a kitchen, a bump-out is created to make space for a kitchen eating area with a bay window for extra light. Other bump-outs could be adding a walk-in closet, a pantry, or a bench area in one of the rooms. With bump-outs, there is less construction and the home remodeling process does not need to work on the foundation, which is a plus.

Why Should I Do A Home Addition During Winter Time?

So many reasons! During the winter, we are thinking about keeping warm, holding onto our families tight, and having guests and family over to the house. If you can start your project in the winter, you will have an extra bedroom for guests to sleep in by next winter. You will have a two-car garage that is heated when you step into it, making you not have to face the cold winter snow.

When you increase the space of your home, you automatically increase the property value. Let’s say you want to update your bathroom and turn a half bath into a full bathroom—instant return on investment! The same goes for adding an extra bedroom, remodeling a basement, or turning a porch into an actual room and enclosing it and adding a custom closet for extra storage. Because the possibilities are endless, there is a lot to think about. Less construction projects happen during the winter months, so sometimes there can be savings. Much of the time, the price of materials is also heavily discounted as well, which leads to savings for you. Here at MBC Remodeling, we actually take your budget into account, so don’t worry.

Ready To Learn More?

Completing a fantastic home addition project over the winter season may seem daunting.  However, this can be the best time to actually complete this type of project, so when the spring and summer come, you will be able to enjoy the finished addition.  MBC Remodeling is a local company, we care about our customers and our core values are strong and solid with integrity.  Our reputation is very important to us and we strive to give you the highest-quality work and establish a solid relationship as well.

Excited to start some fantastic home projects over the winter season? If you’re in or directly around the Lancaster, PA area, feel free to contact us with any questions you have and we are excited to walk you through the process.

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