Although you may have potentially been led to believe that the fall and spring are the best seasons for home remodeling projects, the summer is also an optimal time to begin renovations. Of course, for certain large remodels, you may wish to start planning (at least) before summer arrives to avoid rushing any portion of your project.
Top Advantages of Remodeling in Summer
The summer is all about spending time outdoors: barbecuing, playing games, and enjoying time in the pool, among other activities. Whether you are choosing to renovate your kitchen or bathroom, or you wish to make an addition to your home, there are multiple advantages to carrying out these projects during the warm weather months. Let’s closely analyze three top benefits of remodeling during the summer.
Samples Look Better
During the summer, people love to go outside, which means there are fewer members of your family stuck inside your household on any given day. Children are either at summer camp, playing at friends’ houses, or working if they’re old enough. Therefore, you can spend more time observing the work being performed in your kitchen, basement, or other areas of your property. The strong natural summer light can also help you notice spots in your home that need to be redone. If you are unsure about what types of floor or wall tiles you desire or the kind of material you wish for your countertop, you can request various samples to compare options.
Enjoy the Outdoors More
Fewer people in the house also entails fewer disruptions, which means your remodeling project can be completed on time. Additionally, loud noises associated with construction are often less difficult to tolerate during the summer when you’re typically outdoors rather than indoors. While your property is being renovated, you can enjoy cooking food on your grill or lounging out on your porch or patio.
Ability to Hire Better Staff
Oftentimes, contractors who don’t specialize in specific types of remodels (e.g. kitchen renovations) will attempt to convince you to postpone your planned summer project to later in the year. This is mostly because contractors are rarely as busy with major construction projects during the fall or spring.
Also, a contracting company’s top staffers may not be available to work during the fall or winter, especially as the end-of-year holidays approach. In addition, depending on your remodeling project, fewer tools and supplies may be necessary for the summer compared to the winter. You may even be able to enjoy a discounted rate for a summer project.
There are several other benefits of remodeling your home during the summer. For example, there are more daylight hours and you can have your kitchen renovated before the holidays arrive, thus ensuring it is more pleasing for your dinner guests. You may also have more time to settle in during the summer. According to PrimeLending, the average home remodeling project takes somewhere between four and eight months. Thus, you should choose the period for your renovation wisely.
You should also always set a budget for your remodel and stick to it as much as possible. Be prepared to spend big. According to iPropertyManagement, the average amount spent on home improvement per owner in 2017 was $6,649.
Hire the Remodeling Experts at Monumental Contractors
Speak to the remodeling experts at Monumental Contractors in Chantilly, Virginia for more information on the advantages of a summer remodel. We are a family-owned-and-operated contracting company that serves the Washington, DC Metro Area. We strive to uphold our core values of integrity, quality, respect, and accountability in everything we do.
Monumental’s staff has extensive experience remodeling kitchens, bathrooms, basements, and additions such as new bedrooms, porches, and decks. We can also renovate entire homes. Regardless of what you are attempting to renovate, Monumental has a detailed process to ensure that your project is completed properly. This process begins with an initial consultation so that you can clearly explain your vision for the design and how space should be utilized. Afterward, Monumental will gather all of your selections for the remodel, including paint colors, lights, flooring, and vanities, as well as secure any specific permits that may be needed.
Monumental will then schedule a pre-construction meeting with your designated project manager and supervisor. The purpose of this meeting is to establish logistics for your project, including the timeline, and to clear up any questions or doubts you may have. A construction and quality check will then be performed, and the final step involves a thorough walk-through inspection to verify that every aspect of the project has been completed.
We collaborate with local architecture and interior design firms as part of our process. Call Monumental Contractors today at (703) 552-9626 or contact us online to schedule a consultation or to learn more about our services.