Make Your Kitchen the Centerpiece of Your Home
Have you been putting off redoing your bathroom or doing some kitchen renovations because you are not sure when is the best time for a project like this? I am here to tell you that spring is the perfect time for these projects. There really is not a bad time to do a kitchen remodeling project but there are certain reasons why spring is preferred. Go to any house gathering and quite often you will find people gathering in the kitchen. Why not make this room in your home one that is not only more functional but also stands out.
Perfect Renovation Weather
Weather conditions can become a big factor when doing home remodeling projects. It can delay the delivery of materials and hamper your contractor’s ability to get to your home. In spring-like weather, there tends to be less downtime, so there is a better chance your project will be completed on time.
Fewer People in the House
When doing home improvement projects, it is best to limit the amount of foot traffic going in and out of the home, especially when working on kitchen renovations. It makes the process go seamless. This is especially true when working with kitchen cabinets where space is needed to move them around before installation.
Trying to work around kids coming and going during the summer can complicate the process. For many families’ summertime is a busy time of year. Completing home renovations before summer makes sense.
Spring Sales Saves You Money
Whether you attempt to do some renovations yourself or let a professional contractor renovate your kitchen, it can be expensive. Many hardware and appliance stores run sales in the spring. This is done because people are starting to take on projects with the warmer weather. Taking advantage of these sales can save you a lot, especially on items like granite countertops.
Tax Return Season
Another reason to do a kitchen renovation in spring is that it can be everyone’s favorite time. Tax return season. You not only save on sale items but there is also often more in the budget for projects because of tax returns.
You can ask your contractor if they offer in-house financing options for customers looking to do kitchen or bathroom remodeling. Many home remodeling companies offer such a service and that can also help homeowners get the funding they need for their home remodeling.
More Daylight for Bathroom & Kitchen Renovations
In the spring you have daylight savings and that means you will have extra hours of daylight. This means you will have more daylight that can be used to start or even complete your project.
The more natural light you have the more savings too. Utilities will be less as the use of interior lights or work lamps is not required.
Increase Your Home’s Value
The most popular time of year to sell a home is during the spring and summer months. Reinvesting in your home could be a great investment if you are planning to sell your home soon. Kitchen renovations are one of the must-haves on many future buyer’s checklists. By doing a kitchen renovation you add to your home’s resale value by a large margin.
Kitchen renovation projects don’t have to be complete teardown and rebuild from scratch. Many things can be done with small renovation projects that can make a big difference. Consult with a professional to see what your best options would be. They know how and what will improve your kitchen to best increase your home’s resale value.
Where to Start
Many homeowners find it tempting to do their own kitchen remodel. In the end, this can often cost you more than if you hired a professional. Professionals have the knowledge and skills that guarantee you effortless kitchen renovation. All it takes is a little research on different contractors, visiting the big box store and showrooms and of course, asking your friends for referrals.
In general, you want to get at least three estimates that include a timetable of completion. Discuss every aspect of your kitchen remodel. Once you select a home contractor, be sure to write out a contract that includes an outline of the scope of the project and payment schedules. Most contractors will ask for at least 10 percent down before work can begin, and 25 percent at three-stage intervals throughout the project with the last 15 percent due upon completion. It is okay to ask questions before signing any agreement.