So, it’s time for a bathroom remodel, but when exactly is the right time? There is no perfect time for remodeling your bathroom, but let’s take a look through the seasons to see the factors that affect each when arranging a bathroom remodel.
Longer days and warmer weather make work more comfortable for contractors during the summer months, so this can be a busy period for them. Even in southern states where temperatures can get extreme in the summer, contractors are drawn to bathroom remodels because it can get far too hot to perform any outdoor work.
This can mean longer wait times and decreased stock of parts and materials, which can both delay your remodeling project. Many people choose the summer months while they’re away on vacation to arrange a remodel so that they don’t have to live around all the work that’s taking place.
The fall can also be a busy season because everyone is preparing for the holidays and they want to get their house sorted, especially if they’re hosting family over the holiday season. Like the summer, getting hold of a contractor during this time can be difficult as they are in such high demand, as are the materials they’d be using in your renovation.
Contractors tend to get less busy after the holiday rush with many home renovation jobs being completed in summer and fall, and with most people trying to save money after the expenses of the holidays. So, right after Thanksgiving or Christmas can be good times to start your bathroom remodel.
Even if the time isn’t right for you to hire a contractor and start your remodel in winter, I would still recommend buying the products you need at this time. Prices of materials and appliances are likely to be lower during this quieter season, leading to cost savings for you. Showrooms will be quieter as well, meaning you can browse products in a more relaxed environment and have easier access to expert advice from employees there.
Early spring is another good time to get a bathroom remodel started before the busy season hits. Angie’s List identifies late spring as one of the busiest seasons for contractors as the weather gets nicer and homeowners benefit from tax refunds, which can help them to pay for their renovations.
Whatever time of year you decide to go ahead with your bathroom remodel, make sure you plan it properly first. If you need any help planning or completing a bathroom remodel, get in touch with us for our advice and services. We serve clients in Winston Salem, Greensboro, High Point, Kernersville, and their surrounding communities.