Winter is a good time to focus on your home and undertake updating the interior or addressing repairs you may have been putting off. Some home owners have found that winter is the perfect time for home remodeling projects. If you’re finding that you need extra space, winter can be a great time to start a kitchen remodeling project. If you’re thinking about a home remodeling project, here are five reasons why winter may be the best time to do your project:
Remodeling in the Winter
Convenient Project Scheduling
It is usually easier for contractors to schedule work in winter months especially if painting, replacing flooring, updating lighting and plumbing are involved because there is a lot less exterior work being done. This will free up a contractor’s schedule for interior projects such as replacing cabinets.
During the winter you may find that your contractor may have more time to work with you in planning and designing your project. This would be a good time for refining the details before the work begins. This process may take longer as work picks up for your contractor in the spring with outdoor projects.
While some homeowners will wait until spring for remodeling because of concerns about dust, fumes and areas for staging the work, current technologies and clean-up methods do control these problems. Fans with negative pressure, plastic zip doors, and sealing off heat ducts with a filter will contain dust, debris and fumes to the work area.
Government agencies are usually less busy in winter, which makes it easier and quicker to obtain necessary permits.
If you are planning a vacation this winter, it may be an optimal time to have work done in your home to avoid disruption of your daily activities.
So, there is no reason to feel the need to wait for your Kitchen remodel. The winter is a great time to get started and take advantage of all the benefits. It might even be a good excuse for your in laws not to stay with you!