Have you been planning a home remodel for months, but have struggled to decide the best time of the year to complete it? Remodeling projects (both small and large-scale) can be carried out during nearly any season, although summer is an excellent time to renovate your home for several reasons.
Why Is Summer the Best Season for Remodeling?
Aside from extensive planning and prudent budget-setting, choosing which season to complete a home remodel can also make all the difference in impacting how successful your project ultimately is. Summer is undoubtedly the optimal season to renovate your home because of the simple fact that the weather is more conducive to both interior and exterior projects and there are more daylight hours. Even in the sweltering heat in the middle of July, you can hydrate and take breaks while work is being performed on your house.
A home remodel can yield a significant return on investment (ROI) if conducted properly. According to real estate professionals surveyed by Remodeling magazine, “the average payback in a home’s resale value” for homeowners who remodel is 56% of the renovation project’s cost. Additionally, the ROI for replacing windows or garage doors is 75% and the payback for kitchen remodels can be up to 81%. Here are three major reasons why summer is the best season for remodeling.
Easier to Work Outside
Many outdoor renovation projects are often easier to take on during the summer, and this has become a trend throughout certain parts of the United States. According to paintersinbergencountynj.com, 15% of homeowners performed upgrades to their patios and fences in 2017 and 24% made improvements to their lawns. Additionally, 16% of homeowners upgraded their deck in 2017, a proportion that increased more than 2% relative to 2016. For fences, you can often find ready-made fencing and custom materials at your local home improvement store.
The days are always the longest during the summer. You can get up to 14-plus hours of sunlight, which means that if the scorching heat ever becomes too intense, you and anyone else working on your home can take a respite by sitting in the shade and still have plenty of hours left to finish a project! Whether you’re having your patio upgraded or enhancing your landscaping (e.g. planting trees or setting up a flagstone path), you will undoubtedly benefit from longer days for all of your endeavors.
Better Light to See
During summer, there aren’t just more hours of sunlight; the quality of this light is also better. Therefore, you can enjoy strong light streaming through your windows when you’re having remodeling work done in any areas inside your home (bathroom, kitchen, basement, etc.). Instead of running up your electric bill by keeping your lights on all day, you can rely on natural light for your remodeling projects, especially the ones that require great attention to detail, without having to strain your eyes.
Ultimately, your home renovation should align with your long-term aesthetic goals. Some people care more about the appearance of the inside of their home than the outside, while others hold the opposite viewpoint. Therefore, it’s important to establish your priorities before undertaking a remodel. Once you’ve remodeled every major room in your home, you can even consider adding more sophisticated features to your abode, such as a security system that you can control with your smartphone or a ceiling fan to provide additional cool air in a certain space.
Talk to the Home Remodeling Experts
Speak to the professionals at Monumental Contractors in Chantilly, Virginia for more information about the benefits of remodeling your home during the summer. We are a family-owned-and-operated contracting company that is dedicated to serving the DC Metro Area. We strive to uphold our core values of integrity, quality, respect, and accountability in everything we do.
The experienced team at Monumental Contractors can remodel your entire home or specific areas, such as kitchens, bathrooms, and basements. We can also renovate additions and accessory dwelling units such as decks and porches. Regardless of the room that you want to be remodeled and your desired degree of the upgrade, our remodeling process will always be thorough and include an initial consultation and estimate, a selection for the design (including lights, flooring, and paint colors), a prep and pre-construction meeting, and a construction and quality check. The final step will involve a walk-through inspection to ensure that every concern has been addressed.
Monumental’s business is based nearly exclusively on referrals, which reveals much about our clients’ satisfaction. Call Monumental Contractors today at (703) 552-9626 or contact us online in order to schedule a free design appointment or to learn more about our work.