When is the best time to do home renovations?
Honestly, there are plenty of good times to do home renovations, but Angie’s List says anytime from January through March is ideal. Among their reasons: dry weather and greater contractor availability.
In fact, the holiday season is the perfect time to plan your next home renovation. Why now?
Don’t Wait to Schedule Home Renovations
Many people are overwhelmed with the chores and responsibilities that go with making the holidays “magical,” and they’re not thinking about home renovations. Now’s the time to call some contractors with your ideas to see if you can book a start date after the new year.
One of the reasons home renovation contractors often have lighter schedules in January is because many people overspend during the holidays and don’t want to think about more expenses in the new year. But realistically, if you have had a home renovation in mind, you have likely been saving up at least a little toward this expense, so gift-buying probably won’t impact the timing of your plans.
Noticing the Flaws
One predictable aspect of the holidays is that celebrations tend to highlight what is lacking in a particular home.
Are you hosting family and friends this year? Will they be sleeping on air mattresses and lining up outside of one of your two bathrooms for their turn? Are your in-laws going to bring their dog again, even though you’re allergic?
Once homeowners have suffered through the holidays with this type of inconvenience in close quarters, they start thinking about adding a room, finishing the basement or attic, or converting the garage to living space. Extra room will make everyone’s holiday easier next year.
Some space crunches are less extreme, however, such as those in the kitchen. Your kitchen may serve you adequately sometimes, but during holidays, birthdays or anniversaries when you have company, it can get a little cramped. In the summer when the kids are home, if they’re always running in and out grabbing snacks and drinks, this can drive you crazy too.
Get Some Ideas from the Experts
The design professionals at Falk Construction can show you how to reconfigure your kitchen or move a wall so you can move about and work freely.
Another great option is to install a bump-out. This is an especially good for homeowners who want to relax with a cup of coffee and a magazine and not be run over by family members and pets. You can snuggle into a corner of the banquette and bark orders like, “Put the milk back!” and “Close the door!” without having to get up or feel the draft yourself.
The planning stages are just that: planning. Call Falk Construction today to talk about your expectations for your home. We can give you some great ideas to think about, and when you’re ready to know more, we’ll come out and give you the specifics on how to make your home renovation a reality.
At Falk Construction, we specialize in kitchen, bathroom and basement renovations, plus we provide general contracting services for big projects. Contact us today to learn more.