Posted on September 13, 2018
As a homeowner, it is quite common to have a long list of projects to be done around the house. From small projects, like simply planting a few flowers in the yard, to large projects like a complete kitchen remodel, it can seem like the list will never end. It can be helpful, then, to prioritize what parts of the list need to be done first. It can also be helpful to organize the list based on what time of year the projects can be done. For example, completing yard work in the winter may not be the best idea.
While the summer has traditionally been the go-to season for kitchen remodeling, it may surprise you to know that this project can be completed in any season. In fact, it might be better the start your remodel outside of the summer season.
Like any product that is purchased, construction materials fluctuate in price throughout the year. By being willing to change the start date of your product to a different season, you can shop around for prices and buy when the product is at its least expensive. Buying products "off-season" for a kitchen remodel can also potentially make more products available. You will not have to fight the plethora of other homeowners who are also working on their kitchen.
Furthermore, if you should decide to create any custom element for your kitchen, placing the order for it during a less busy time may reduce the cost of the customized item. Even if it ultimately doesn't cost less, however, it will still most likely be completed more quickly than if it were ordered during the craftsman's high season.
Going along with the idea of craftsman availability, starting your kitchen remodel in a season other than the traditional late-spring/summer season will open up a lot of options for you when it comes to contractor availability. Since most homeowners believe that the summer is the best time to remodel your kitchen, the best contractors will be booked for jobs well in advance of the season's start, sometimes even months ahead of time. If you decide to start your remodel in the fall or the winter, it is probable the contractor will be able to start your project much sooner.
One of the main arguments for starting a kitchen remodel in the summer concerns the well-being of the installation professionals. Homeowners think they are helping out the contractor and their employees by giving them an interior project, which will allow them to escape the oppressive summer heat. While this is not untrue, the same can be said for starting a kitchen remodel in the winter. The winter months in Alexandria are not exactly balmy, so having a job that mostly involves interior work will be ideal for the workers. The kitchen remodel will also not be affected by the shorter hours on a fall or winter day.
A kitchen remodeling project can be started in any season. There are some advantages to starting a project like this in the late spring or summer, like being able to grill outside when your kitchen is out of commission. However, there are just as many advantages to starting the project in the fall or winter. Do not let the time of year hold you back from getting started on creating your dream kitchen. We would be happy to work with you any time of the year.
If you are ready to start your kitchen remodel, please do not hesitate to contact us by filling out our easy online form or by calling us at (703) 828 - 7414 today!