When Is The Best Time For A Home Remodel Project And When Should We Begin Making Plans?

A home remodel project is an exciting undertaking. Wondering when to get started? Here’s some helpful information for the best time for a home remodel.

Demand

Home renovation projects often start with the best of intentions. But, the timing for taking on a major renovation project can be difficult to predict, especially if you’re drawing up plans and getting bids at the same time as other contractors or tradesmen who may be competing for your attention. It is best to plan for the execution of your project a month or two before or after everyone else will be calling for the same project. This avoids the issues of not being able to sign with the designer or contractor that you want, and to complete the job within your timeframe, due to them being fully booked. It can also reduce issues with ordering supplies when everyone else in your neighborhood is remodeling the same room at the same time, with similar materials.

Time And Financing

Obviously, the best time to remodel a home will always be when it works best for you, your family, and when finances are there. But, here are some additional things to keep in mind when trying to time your remodel.

We recommend that the best time for a home remodel project is after you have lived in your home for awhile. This will give you time to become familiar with the structure and layout of each room, and decide where you would like to see changes made. Once you decide what improvements you want to make to your home, begin the planning process as soon as possible. The earlier you begin planning your project the better prepared you will be to make those decisions–that will make all the difference! It is a good idea to start thinking about how you will finance it, especially if you’re planning a big project like adding an addition. Many homeowners try to do projects on the cheap and find that they are too rushed or end up with shoddy results. If you have time and money, then you should make plans early in order to keep project costs down. Macktown Construction Group does have financing available if needed for your project!

Value

There are many reasons why homeowners would consider remodeling their home and the most common reason is to increase its value. If you plan to sell your home, a remodel project can be an attractive selling point for buyers. The best time for a remodel is when a home is finished with its major life cycle changes or after it has been built to accommodate the needs of its current owner. Typically, homeowners start considering remodeling their home between one to five years before moving out. If you are planning on selling your home in the near future and want to increase its value, now is a great time to hire a contractor for a kitchen remodel or bathroom remodel.

Seasons

When it comes to home remodeling, the most popular time of year is spring. This is when we tend to think about painting the walls, planting flowers and washing windows. More importantly though, April is National Home Improvement Month so winter is a great time to start planning your next project! Ideally, it’s best to plan for a home remodeling project at least 6 months before you start. This will give you enough time to talk to contractors and get an idea of costs, even if you don’t have the money or credit yet. If you’re planning a major update like putting in new kitchen cabinets or a new bathroom, start planning as soon as possible so that you know exactly what you want. 

Additionally, plan far in advance for holidays and take seasonal events into consideration. Do you want to have people over and host for the big Super Bowl game? Thanksgiving? Christmas? Bonfires and cookouts? Beginning the planning process too late may be risky. There can always be something that comes up that extends the completion date whether it’s something found behind the walls that needs to be addressed and brought up to code, or the homeowner’s decisions to change materials and fixtures. If you are dead set on hosting for a special occasion and need to remodel your space first, we recommend you start planning with a designer at least 6 months to a year in advance so that it will be complete well before your event date.

A home renovation project can be pretty daunting, from the planning stages to the execution and after. At Macktown Construction Group, we help make it as easy as possible for you.

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