In part one of this two-part blog series, we went over some of the reasons why the fall season we’re currently in often makes sense for certain home remodeling projects. From contractor availability to the way paint dries in cooler temperatures and more, there are several potential advantages to scheduling your home remodel at this time of year.
At Swirl Woodcraft, we’re happy to provide a wide range of kitchen cabinets, bathroom vanities and other custom woodworking products to assist with a variety of home remodeling projects. While part one of our series mostly touched on the reasons why fall is often ideal for these kinds of projects, today’s part two will look at the specific sorts of projects that are often best carried out at this time of year, plus some basic tips on each of them.
There are several reasons why a kitchen remodel is often perfect for the fall period. Many trace back to areas we discussed in part one – many contractors have freer schedules, for one. For another, many kitchen remodeling jobs include some kind of painting or repainting needs, which are great at this time of year because of the improved way paint reacts with cooler temperatures.
In addition, there’s the holiday theme to consider. Whether you entertain guests or just have family gatherings around the holidays, much more cooking and entertainment time is common – and the kitchen is a big part of this. If you schedule kitchen remodeling now, during the fall period of the year, the kitchen will be finished and ready for any increased use or attention it gets during the early winter.
Down similar lines, if you’re planning to have guests in your home during the holidays or any period of the winter, getting that bathroom remodel you’ve been thinking about done now will go a long way. Bathrooms are some of the most common home locations used by guests, and you want them to be in great shape. Even if guests aren’t part of your plans, performing this task now instead of waiting until winter, when certain parts of the process will be much less convenient, is often prudent.
Finally, is your home dealing with older windows that struggle to prevent temperature loss? The fall is often the ideal time to replace them with modern windows providing better air themes. Getting this done before the winter, where such air loss risks could cost you hundreds a month in excess heating bills as your furnace struggles to keep up, often saves you huge sums and presents great return on investment.