You’re aware that your home is in dire need of a renovation, but you just can’t seem to find the perfect time to get it done. For many people, summer is the best time to renovate because the weather is warm and dry, which is ideal for working outside.
But there is actually more that you need to consider before giving that home renovation the green light. Aside from the weather, you also need to determine when your budget is good and the hassle that the project will cost you is at a minimum.
Think about supply and demand.
Just as swimsuits are pricier during the summer and plane tickets are more expensive during the holidays, there is also a time during the year when the prices of building materials are higher. This price fluctuation usually depends on the demand for a particular material.
So, the best strategy here is to plan your home renovation in advance and determine what materials you will need for the project. This will give you enough time to buy materials when they are cheapest and just store them for when the renovation starts.
This is also a great way to avoid delays and get the project done faster since you don’t have to deal with mixed up or lost orders with a supplier.
Don’t jump with the trend.
Another smart way to save yourself from the expense and hassle of renovating is to study the seasons. Experts say that you should have your project done at least a month or two before or after other homeowners hire contractors for the same renovations.
If you’re planning to replace your windows, do it in early spring to avoid being wait listed during the summer when most people have their windows replaced because of the good weather.
If you want a deck added to your house, get in touch with a contractor during the winter so you can start planning the project before he gets busy with other clients.
Take advantage of the slow days.
If you’ve ever had dinner at a restaurant during rush hours, you probably know that the service isn’t as excellent as walking in at an earlier time. This also goes the same for getting a home renovation.
When looking for a contractor, don’t be afraid to ask if they are handling other projects at the same time. If there are four other renovations on the contractor’s list, you can’t expect them to work as efficiently as compared to when you’re the only client in their roster.
This is why it’s best to kick of your project during the “slightly off-season” when your contractor isn’t as preoccupied with other things, which can easily lead to mistakes or shortcomings in their performance.
Your contractor will also welcome the work during their slow days, so you’ll most likely to get a five-star service.
At the end of the day, knowing the best time to renovate is not just about the weather but also about how you plan your project strategically.