Summer has lots of things going for it when it comes to remodeling. The weather is great, the days are longer, and the kids are out of school. But if you think summer is the best time to remodel your bathroom, you might want to rethink it. Read on to find out why another time might actually work much better for you.
Catch Your Contractor at a *less* busy time
You know how during the dinner rush it can take longer to get your order? The same goes for the people working on your remodel. Get your contractor working before the busy season hits and beat the rush. You’ll get more attention and the job will get done quicker than if you join the remodeling rush in the summer.
The off-season is not the only time to catch your contractor with an open schedule. Many people want to get remodels wrapped up before the holidays so a great time to remodel is between Thanksgiving and Christmas. Keep your eyes open for other times that might be less busy for your contractor depending on the weather, holidays, and other local elements.
Summertime sees a peak in the price of some materials and products you need for your remodel like lumber, paint, and cement.
Even if you need to scheule your remodel in the summer, you can plan ahead on your materials to take advantage of the better pricing. Or start right before the busy season hits to get a little of the benefit of both. Starting earlier also helps you stay on schedule when backups and backorders occur.
When the Off-Season is a Bad Idea
A bathroom remodel will upset your household. You’ll be without the use of one of your bathrooms for a considerable amount of time and that causes your family stress. Take into consideration the needs of your family when finding the best time to remodel. If that means the summer then start planning early to take advantage of some of the benefits discussed earlier.
Depending on where you live, the winter may be a very bad time for a remodel. Freezing temperatures when your bathroom is torn down to the studs could cause problems beyond a chill in the air. Sometimes the benefits of the off-season aren’t as great as the risks. Carefully weigh your best options to find what works best for you.
On the other hand, if you live in the South and the summer is blisteringly hot, the summer may not be the best time for renovations. In fact, the summer may not even be considered the busy season since it can be dangerous to work in the hot weather.
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