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Home Renovations and Projects for Every Season

As the snow melts and the days brighten, homeowners are taking stock of their houses, both inside and out. Spring is the start for new beginnings so, naturally, it’s a popular time for home improvement as people come out from their winter hibernation and start making warm weather plans.

But spring isn’t the only time—or even the best time—for renovations and other projects. Factors like weather, labor availability, and the cost of materials dictate the timeline and budget of any project, so think year-round when planning your next renovation. As a general rule, try to avoid contractors’ busy times by scheduling your project a month or two before or after all your neighbors will be calling for the same services. You’ll save money, and your project will be completed more quickly.

Renovations for Every Season Infographic

Spring

  • Upgrade or replace windows before the busy summer season
  • Install new floors while humidity and temperature are ideal
  • Install a deck or patio to enjoy in summer and fall
  • The average cost to install a new deck is $6,989

Summer

  • Install a new furnace or forced air heating system
  • Repair your fireplace and clean your chimney in late summer before the weather cools off
  • Do roofing projects in summer when high temperatures help materials seal
  • The average cost for replacing a roof is $6,838

Fall

  • Invest in new kitchen appliances during the fall when manufacturers discount older models
  • Install a new A/C unit and avoid being waitlisted
  • Do exterior painting projects before the snow falls
  • The average cost to paint a home exterior is $2,574

Winter

  • Contact a deck designer and start planning
  • Do interior painting now, when paint is cheapest and air is dry
  • Remodel your kitchen or bathroom during the off-season, when materials and contractors are more available.
  • The average range of a bathroom refresh is $6,000-$14,000

Remember, equity is a big asset for you. You don’t have to use it solely on renovations, it can be used for consolidating debt, refinancing your mortgage, education expenses, or simply a “peace-of-mind fund.”

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