Michigan is lucky enough to encounter all four seasons. But Michigan winters can be long and harsh. Winter is actually a really good time focus on your home projects. You may be thinking the complete opposite. Some homeowners have found they actually prefer doing home make over projects in the winter. Here are five reasons why winter may be the best time to do your remodeling project.
1. Convenient Project Scheduling/Contractor Availability
It is usually easier for contractors to schedule work in the winter months. A lot of people don’t want to start a project in winter. Allowing contractor’s to have much more availability and time to work with you on planning and designing your project. This process may take longer as the work picks up in the spring with outdoor projects.
2. Avoid Manufacturer Spring Prices Increases
Winter is the best time to look for reduced pricing. When remodeling your home, you can find close-out prices on appliances and be able to purchase materials before manufacturers increase prices. We typically experience price increases for lumber products, windows and cabinet lines in the spring. During the winter, manufacturers may feature specials to reduce inventory.
3. Permit Approvals
Government agencies are usually less busy in winter season, which makes it easier and quicker to obtain necessary permits.
While you might be thinking of holding off on your project until spring because of concerns about dust and fumes. With current technologies and clean-up methods do control these concerns. Such as sealing off heat ducts with a filter will contain the dust.
5. Vacation Time
If you plan on taking a vacation this winter, it may be a perfect time to have work done in your home to avoid disruption of your daily activities.
Before you say no to winter remodeling, keep these five reasons in mind. The winter season might be the perfect time for you to start your next remodeling project.