Top 5 Reasons to Remodel Your Bathroom This Fall or Winter
When the weather outside is frightful, it’s tempting to pull the blankets over your head and hibernate until spring. But the truth is, winter is a great time to get projects done – including home remodeling! In particular, we find that bathroom remodeling can be a great investment this time of year.
Want to know why? Keep reading for our top 5 reasons why you should take on a bathroom remodel this fall or winter.
1. It’s easier for a contractor to fit you in.
During the spring and summer, everyone and their mother wants to fix the deck, put on an addition, and tackle all those projects that piled up over the winter. Contractors are kept hopping from sunup to sundown. But in the fall and winter, things slow down a lot. This means that those homeowners who try to get remodeling done during the winter often have first pick of a contractor’s time and expertise.
2. Bathroom remodels have great ROI – especially if you’re planning on selling your house.
Spring is traditionally the season when real estate sales pick up. So why not set your house apart from the pack by showing off a newly remodeled bathroom? Potential buyers are sure to be impressed when they walk in to see fixtures, cabinets, and tile that are literally brand new.
3. Weather isn’t as much of an issue.
Some home improvement projects are highly dependent on the weather. You don’t want to try to fix the roof in a thunderstorm or put in a deck when the ground is frozen. But bathroom remodels are much more flexible. The vast majority of the work is indoors. As long as your contractors can get themselves and their materials to your home, you’re good to go!
4. You might be able to save on materials.
Because springtime is the big season for home sales and home projects, many manufacturers debut their new products in the spring – and they charge a premium for these products. In winter, they’re trying to offload inventory to make way for the new stuff. This allows you to take advantage of closeout pricing and maybe even invest in better materials for less.
5. You can use your new bathroom right away.
Winter is the perfect time of year for long, soaking baths or luxuriously warm showers. Imagine how good your sore muscles will feel if you come in from shoveling and head right for the shower or bath. Plus, many people tend to be given bath soaps and lotions over the holidays. Instead of throwing them in a closet to collect dust, you’ll have a reason to use them!
These are just a few of the reasons why taking on a bathroom remodel this time of year is a smart use of your time and money – there are many others! We’d love to go over more of them with you when we meet you for your first consultation. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today to get on our schedule!