Many people focus on remodeling efforts in the spring and summer. Homeowners often believe that the winter months are off limits due to inclement weather. But you don’t have to wait until the warmer months arrive. Interior remodeling isn’t dependent on the weather so it can be done anytime of the year.
Ken Spears Construction shares with you the reasons you should consider remodeling your kitchen in the winter months and things you should consider.
Why Remodel Your Kitchen in Winter?
A winter kitchen remodel is perfect for families who are away for the season. Here are some reasons the winter is an excellent time for kitchen remodeling:
Winter is a Contractor’s Slow Season: This may be a great time to grab special offers, concessions, and upgrades. Your contractor and staff may be able to start on your remodeling job right away. Plus, they should be more available to work with you on your project.
Lowered Demand Can Provide Savings: Manufacturers are discounting their stock to get ready for new products so that the discounts can be pretty deep.
Paint Reacts Better to Cold: Cool, dry air is better for drying paint, keeping your project moving along more quickly.
Great Excuse for a Getaway: Start the remodeling project and get away to a warmer climate while your contractor completes the work. You’ll come home refreshed and with a new look in your kitchen.
Room Additions and Expansions Are Perfect for Winter: If you need a new foundation and concrete, cold air and frozen grounds are great, according to Concrete Network.
Time to Evaluate Functionality: When you’re moving around in winter planning your holiday dinners, you can get a feel for what would work best in your kitchen.
You’ll Be Ready for Spring: Completing kitchen renovations during the winter means that you’ll be ready to entertain for Spring.
Spring & Summer Are Best For Selling Your Home: Families often purchase homes in the Spring and Summer. Remodeling your kitchen in winter prepares you to begin to show your home as soon as the weather warms up and the school year is coming to a close.
New Technology: New technology and products used to control and contain any possible fumes, as well as to clean up after any messy projects – make it safe to do it without having to open windows. So, if you are to remodel during the winter, there’s no need to worry about having to inhale anything harmful.
The Downsides to Remodeling in Winter Months
Winter Weather: Inclement weather may delay construction employees and the delivery of appliances and materials.
Holiday Off-Time: Employees and contractors may take extended vacations due to the holidays.
Material Availability: Some materials are not as available as they are in warmer months, but you could hold off on the start of the project until all materials have arrived.
Canceled Celebrations: You have to put off holiday celebrations until the work is complete. Winter may not be the best time to take your kitchen apart if you are hosting extended family and friends.
The Chaos Involved: The dust and fumes from renovating will remain in your home with the windows closed. There are tools and special paints that contractors can use, but there will be some leftover dust.
Everyone’s Home: If the entire family is on winter break from school and work, the house may be too busy renovating.
Insulation Concerns: Kitchen remodeling jobs may require that drywall and insulation be torn out, potentially exposing your home to the elements.
Finding the Best Contractor for Your Winter Kitchen Remodel
No matter the season, it’s essential to choose an experienced contractor who can provide a stress-free renovation experience. Make sure that they listen to you and offer suggestions and honest time estimates. Be open with your contractor, letting them know your timeline, your needs, and the needs of your family.
Call on Ken Spears Construction for Your Winter Kitchen Remodel
While summer is an excellent time to get your kitchen remodel started, there is no reason why you have to put your project off until then. This is especially true when you consider the availability of your contractor and the other benefits we’ve discussed. Ken Spears Construction specializes in home remodeling and can complete your kitchen remodel in any season.
Check out the kitchen projects we’ve completed and see what our clients are saying. Give us a call at 815-756-9779 or schedule your consultation here. We look forward to helping you create the kitchen of your dreams!