When it comes to remodels prime time begins in March and continues through the summer. However, just because it’s winter does not mean a remodel cannot be completed. In fact, it may be the best time of the year to complete a remodel! There are a number of reasons why a winter remodel makes sense and we’ve outlined them below.
1. Better Pricing
Supply & demand – we learned about it in grade school. The winter months for contractors typically have a lack of demand with plenty of supply. As we learned in grade school, this equates to a lower price. This may mean you can upgrade your remodel finishes or do more work than you had originally planned.
As you get into the 2nd quarter of the year you can expect higher prices.
2. Shorter Wait List
With Amazon delivering anything we ever wanted in 2 days people are use to getting what they want right now. When a contractor tells a client they won’t be able to get to their project for weeks or months it may not always go over well.
Lucky for you, if you decide to do a winter remodel your contractor will likely be able to begin sooner.
3. Less Stress
Lets face it – remodels can be stressful on your life. But when you pile summer vacations, kids activities, vacations and everything else that happens in the spring and summer on top of a remodel your life can become very stressful.
Remodels take time. Shopping for materials, reviewing design plans, conducting project walk throughs – and the list goes on. They all take time and they all help make a remodel successful. With less going on in your life the first part of the year a winter remodel allows you the proper time to spend with your contractor to ensure a successful remodel.
4. Winter Vacation Excuse
It’s a fact – it gets cold in Iowa. The weather wears on us to the point of a mild hibernation state. With a properly planned remodel you can forego the stress of living through a remodel and opt for a nice long relaxing vacation.
Winter Remodel: Consider It!
Hopefully, we’ve given you some good reasons to consider beginning a remodel in the winter. It simply is a case of supply and demand and the customer can win by starting their winter remodeling project.