Have you been putting off a home remodel such as a kitchen or bathroom remodel, waiting for the ideal time to perform it? In many cases, the fall season we’re just entering now is your best bet for when to pull the trigger.
At Swirl Woodcraft, we’re happy to assist with numerous home remodeling jobs with our custom woodworking products, from kitchen cabinets that serve as the foundation of many kitchen remodels to bathroom foundations to bathroom vanities that often do the same for bathroom remodel jobs. Why is fall often an ideal time for those who are considering certain home remodels, and which kinds of remodeling projects tend to be best carried out during this time of year? This two-part blog will look into both of these areas for those looking to nail the perfect timing.
One of the first reasons the fall is great for many homeowners in need of a remodel: It’s not the most popular season for this sort of thing. Remodelers tend to be busiest during the spring and summer seasons that correspond to higher home sales, and while they aren’t just sitting on their hands doing nothing in the fall, schedules will often be lighter.
This means you will generally have a wider range of times and appointment dates you can schedule, a convenience for many busy homeowners. It also means that in many cases, contractors simply have more time to think about your project and attend to every detail.
Many remodeling jobs throughout the home will require painting at some point, and this is another area where the fall time of year is often ideal. For one, paint reacts better to cooler temperatures than the peak heat of the summer, allowing it to dry and settle optimally.
For another, paint is just one of several possible elements in a remodel that may produce harmful fumes – others include dust, adhesives, sealants and various building materials. Fall, though, is a perfect time of year to open up several windows and circulate fresh air throughout the space for ventilation without worrying about major temperature loss and a resulting spike in your utility bill.
Finally, the slightly slower schedule for many contractors in the fall holds another major benefit: Lack of significant material shortages. While these aren’t exactly common among top manufacturers of various materials, they’re still technically possible, and are much more likely during the busy spring and summer season for various remodeling areas. For those who want to be sure they have strong selection available, waiting to source products until the busy season dies down can be a good move.