Save Money by Remodeling Your Kitchen or Bath This Winter

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Updated November 11, 2023

It may seem like warmer months are the obvious choice for having work done on your home, but there are several benefits to remodeling in the winter.

Updated kitchens and baths are some of the most popular items on homebuyers’ checklists, providing a great return on investment, but most people wait until the warmer months to tackle these types of projects.

Learn why taking advantage of contractors' slow season could be advantageous for your home improvement goals.

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Save Money

From a strictly price-based perspective, winter is the best time to remodel because it’s the time of year when labor prices, lumber, and cabinet prices tend to be the lowest.

Contractors aren’t as in-demand during winter months, which equates to lower labor costs for homeowners looking to remodel.

The spring shows a large price increase in materials costs due to market demand, too, so any project that requires lumber, tile, or another typically in-demand material would benefit from a winter schedule.

Take advantage of contractors' availability and willingness to cut a deal by remodeling your home's interiors during the slower winter months.

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Save Time

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Not only do you tend to pay less for remodeling materials and labor in the winter, but your project tends to be completed faster as well.

Winter months are simply less busy for contractors and the local departments that issue permits, which can save you time. 

Because it’s typically a slower time for contractors, winter projects tend to equate to a more attentive and motivated team on your job site. You won’t usually have to struggle to get on a contractor’s schedule or wait days on end for workers to handle other jobs, which isn't always the case during busier months.

Additionally, materials and appliances are more likely to be in stock because there’s less demand.

And if painting is part of your project, the lack of humidity in the air will make dry times much faster, allowing your project to move along much quicker.

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Stay Motivated

With cooler temps and significantly less daylight, we tend to spend much more time at home than we do during the spring or summer.

Take advantage of your natural desire to stay home and hibernate by tackling home improvement projects during the winter rather than waiting until your busy season, when you'd likely rather be outside grilling or hitting the beach with loved ones.

With a personal schedule that involves more time spent indoors at home, you're much more likely to stay motivated to finish your kitchen or bathroom remodeling project, especially if you're tackling it DIY.

Not only is there likely to be fewer distractions for you in the winter, but you'll be home more often to notice the inconvenience of an unfinished project, motivating you to get it done quicker.

It’s hard to ignore the benefits of remodeling your kitchen or bath in the winter, but it’s easy to find the right remodeling contractor when you use Hometown Demolition.

Compare free project quotes to ensure you choose the right contractor for the right price, and always ask as many questions as you need before signing a contract.

With Hometown, it's never been easier to find the perfect contractor for your home improvement project.

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