You may wonder what’s the best time of year for Minneapolis home improvement projects.Some home projects are easy to know when to do. You don’t want to install windows when it’s snowing outside. Similarly you don’t want to insulate your attic when it’s blazing hot.
Yet there are more factors to choosing what time of year to schedule projects than just the weather. Picking the right time of year to schedule home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep the project on track, and can even help your budget.
What to Consider when Scheduling Home Improvement Projects
One of the first things to think about is what the weather is like. Some projects will be easier or harder depending on the weather, such as replacing windows, building a porch, or putting in a pool. Projects inside the home, like installing window treatments or cycling out furniture, can be scheduled for virtually any time. Sunburst can put in shutters before your Christmas party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a blazing summer, or during back to school season.
If you have a tight deadline and are paying contractors, ask them how the climate might affect your project and timeline.
Most contractors have seasons like spring and summer which are busier than others. If you can start working with a contractor during their lighter season, they won’t be juggling as many projects and details are less likely to be neglected.
Some times of year may work better for your projects others. If you have children in school, you may want to schedule your projects while school is in session and when your house is less busy. Or if you’re taking a week-long vacation, it might be a decent time to get your interior repainted to avoid the fumes.
If you’re paying cash for your home improvement, then the best time of year to plan is after you have the funds. This could be after you’ve saved a little bit, received a bonus at work or when your tax refund comes in.
Many homeowners begin their projects after they receive their tax refund in late winter or early spring, so be aware that home improvement professionals might have a busier schedule during the spring and materials can cost more.
Other Projects You Have
It’s smart to keep a running list of renovations you want to do so that if projects depend on each other you can schedule them out. Try to plan out the big projects, such as new flooring, and finish up with the details such as window treatments or furniture.
The Best Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects
Here are some ideas for exactly when to schedule certain projects based on the weather and contractor availability.
Projects You Can Do Any Time of Year:
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