Trying to figure out the perfect time to renovate can be challenging. While your first instinct may be to wait until spring to tackle a home renovation, winter home renovations are actually possible and even quite practical! Peak renovation season is usually late spring to summer and again in the fall as people begin to get their homes ready for the busy holiday season. However, there are many renovation projects that can happen and are even better to take on in the colder months. In today’s blog we want to break down some of the best reasons why winter home renovations are beneficial and don’t need to wait until warmer weather.
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Easier Project Scheduling
Once the colder weather begins, people normally feel like they need to stay cooped up inside and home renovations need to stop. This means winter is typically the slow season for contractors. Since contractors, for the majority, cannot do exterior work during the winter they have more open and flexible schedules. This is a great benefit for your winter renovations because contractors have time to begin projects earlier and remain more focused on your specific needs. When contractors have fewer projects to work on, they have more time to work on your home and can do so in a quick and efficient way. In comparison, waiting until spring to renovate means you join the group of people also renovating who want work done at the same time. Government agencies and city permit offices are also usually less busy in the winter meaning the permit acquiring process could be easier and faster. Renovate in the winter to get a head start and complete your projects quicker!
Prep for a Spring Sale
Getting a head start on your home renovation projects is especially beneficial if you are renovating to sell. if you are thinking of putting your home on the market, it is a great idea to have projects completed in time for the busy spring buying market. Your winter renovations can include home updates to appeal to potential buyers and increase sale price. Check out our previous blog about design elements that could be dating your home and how to update them. Checking these home updates off your list and setting up early for a spring sale can also help with avoiding any inspection wait time problems and headaches. Completing your home renovations in the winter means you can be the first homeowners out of the gate and on the market come spring.
Avoid Spring Pricing
Since winter is typically slower than other seasons for home renovations, you may save some money by renovating before spring. Typically, manufacturers increase prices in the spring due to tight timelines and labour availability. Meaning you may experience lower prices and special offers to reduce inventory in the winter. That being said, winter is not the time to DIY a renovation because the harsher weather leaves no room for mistakes. Hiring a professional renovation team for winter projects is important because we have the experience and training necessary to plan and execute your renovation needs safely. Sometimes the wrong plan or even the wrong material storage technique can slow or ruin your entire renovation. Here at CHART we value your trust and our team members are the best people to handle your home renovation.
Another aspect of winter home renovating that can save you money is with energy savings. Especially if you plan to move out of your home during renovations, winter is the perfect time to do so. Not being home this season will save on heating bills because you will not be heating your home as often and intensely as normal. Winter home renovations are also the perfect excuse to escape the colder weather and take some vacation time!
Are you thinking of starting your home renovation project this winter? We hope we have provided you with enough information about wintertime renovations to unleash your inner renovation spirit and get you excited about future home projects. We’d love to arrange for a free, no-obligation meeting to help you begin your renovation journey with us. Contact us today to get started and don’t forget to check out how our 8-step process will make your project smooth and successful for any season!