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The Pros And Cons of Remodeling In The Winter

Posted by Alan Bernau Jr on Thu, Oct 31, 2019

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Are you thinking about remodeling your kitchen? Or maybe you'd like to see some new tile and different fixtures in your guest bathroom. Regardless of which room you want to change, you don't have to wait until springtime to get the job done. There happen to be many benefits to getting remodeling work done in the wintertime. But of course, there are some drawbacks as well. Today, I'm looking at the pros and cons of having remodeling work done during the winter.

Pros

A Large Pool of Contractors

Not surprisingly, most homeowners plan to have remodeling work done in the springtime. It seems like the most natural choice due to the warmer weather and feelings of renewal that come with the season. So when you opt to have remodeling work done in the winter, you have a larger pool of contractors to choose from than you would in the spring.

Dry Winter Days

Depending on where you live in the country, you may enjoy many dry, mild winter days. These conditions are ideal for contractors to tackle your remodeling project. In the springtime, contractors have to contend with rainy days and avoid bringing mud into your home.

Discounts in the Off-Season

Choosing to do some remodeling in the winter means you benefit from off-season discount prices on materials used by contractors.

The Perfect Time to Take a Road Trip

The best way to enjoy a remodeling project is from far away. So once the contractors take the reins of the project, if the road conditions are good, back the RV out of the carport and take a road trip. When you return, you'll be pleasantly surprised by the new look of your kitchen, bathroom, hallway, or all of the above. It will be kind of like returning to a brand-new home!

Cons

A Lack of Time During the Holidays

Preparing for and celebrating the holidays is one of the best things about the winter season. Some people shy away from the thought of getting remodeling work done at such a busy time of year.

Waiting for Materials in the Off-Season

Having remodeling work done in the off-season means you may have to wait a little longer for materials that are not as readily available as they are in the springtime.

Fewer Hours of Daylight to Work

The winter brings shorter days, which means fewer daylight hours for your remodeling work. Of course, one solution to increase the number of work hours your contractors do each day is to hook up some additional lights.

Higher Electric Bills Due to Evening Work

When contractors have to use extra lights to keep working after the sun goes down, it can result in higher electric bills for you. The alternative is for your contractors to stop working when the sun disappears, but this can add days to your project.

As you see, spring isn't the only season to do remodeling work in your home. Getting your kitchen or bedroom redone in the winter allows you to fully enjoy the results in the springtime. Thanks for reading. - Alan

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