Time and time again we hear, “When do you recommend we start our remodel?”. Well the answer is…anytime! However, some times are better than others depending on the project. The weather and seasonality are two factors in home improvement success. Some projects are better left for the summer and others should be done when the weather is a bit cooler. In fact, some projects you’d expect to get done in the summer might also be cheaper to repair or replace in the off-season. Here are our tips for the best time of year for remodeling projects!
January – March
When you think of remodeling in January, you usually think of working outside in the cold, but this is actually a good time to start an addition. Frozen ground and dry air are better for digging foundations and pouring concrete footers than muddy ground and humidity. Additionally, the winter months tend to be less busy for builders!
April – June
Spring is traditionally home building season, not only because consumers are finding the money to do projects, but also because it’s the time we start to come outside more and want something new. Projects like patios and outdoor rooms are great to plan for this time frame! While you can certainly get your kitchen remodeling done any time of the year, one of the best times to start this project is in the summer. You might be able to plan a vacation around when remodelers are in your home, making it easier for your family. It’s also ideal for workers to be inside depending on how hot your region gets. Keep in mind, costs can be more in the late spring and early summer due to a contractor’s busy schedule.
July – September
Indoor work like kitchen or bathroom remodels are recommended during the summer months. Similar to the kitchen, a bathroom remodel is also a project that can increase your value and is best left for the summer or early fall. The last thing you want to do in the sweltering heat is an attic bedroom! If you vacation in summer, it’s great to plan your remodeling effort for when you’ll be away. You can avoid all the unpleasant inconveniences of living with a remodel and come back to a brand new addition! One of the biggest projects a homeowner can take on is an addition. Even what you might consider a small addition can mean a big change for your home. Late spring or early fall is the perfect time to start your home addition, but be aware that there could be construction during any holiday festivities if not planned correctly.
October – December
While the first part of this quarter is ideal for outdoor work and new construction starts, it is traditionally the time when homeowners want their remodeling finished. The impending holidays are around the corner, and there’s a scramble to get things done by end of November. So, if you’re willing to have crews in your home during the holiday season, this is a good time to schedule anything from an addition to a kitchen remodel!
We hope you’ve learned the best time of year for remodeling projects! Need help with your next remodel? We can help! We are The Builder’s Choice for all your projects! Stop in today at 2411 7th ST NW, Rochester, MN 55901 or give us a call at 507-285-1109