Homeowners often ask, “What’s the best time of year to get started on a design-build remodel?” With summer just around the corner, you may already be gearing up to make the phone calls you need to get the remodel you want.
But the truth is there isn’t one specific time when it’s best to remodel your home. That is unless you’re repairing your roof.
What are the ideal guidelines for remodeling projects?
Objectively, the best time of year for an outdoor remodeling project would be during the fall or spring. Unfortunately, the window of time during these seasons when the weather is dry and the temperature is between 60 and 70 degrees is relatively small.
That said, when you’re considering the ideal guidelines for remodeling projects, it’s a good idea to look at other timing advantages instead of considering the seasons. Here are a few periods of time to consider when you’re thinking of a design-build remodel:
- January through March. This three-month period is a good time to start a home addition. Solid ground and dry air are both better for pouring concrete footers and digging foundations than humid air and muddy ground. These months are also less busy for contractors because many homeowners choose to wait for spring when they get their tax refunds to start on their home projects.
- April through June. During the spring months, projects like patios, decks, and outdoor rooms are good to plan for. This is because decks require hand-digging and the ground is typically softer during the spring compared to the winter months. Homeowners are also able to enjoy these finished projects once summer arrives.
- July through September. Indoor projects–including kitchens, basements, and bathrooms–are best to complete during the summer months because contractors can stay out of the heat and you don’t need to worry about letting out the air conditioning. Indoor projects are also great for the summer because families typically go on vacation at this time. Families can enjoy their vacation and come back to a beautiful new kitchen.
- October through December. Many homeowners plan their remodels around the holidays–working with contractors to get their kitchens, additions, and bathroom renovations completed prior to hosting a large family gathering. If you are working with a reliable design-build firm with a reputation for completing projects on time, this is the ideal time of year for kitchen remodels and home additions.
Ultimately, you can remodel your home at any time of the year depending on the design you’re looking for and the remodelers you’re working with.
Looking for remodeling contractors for your next project?
Up to 35% of remodeling projects such as home additions involve the entire home. The good news is, whether you’re interested in home additions, second story additions, or kitchen remodels, you can find a remodeling contractor to get the job done.
Legacy Builders Group offers a wide variety of design build home remodeling services so you can maximize your home’s potential and refresh your space. To learn more about our services, contact Legacy Builders Group today.