New Year, New Kitchen? 8 Reasons to Get Started on Your Renovations Now
Ready to freshen up your home interior with a new kitchen this new year? Whether you’ve just purchased a fixer-upper, need more space, or want to modernize your space, investing in your kitchen is always a worthy project to take on. Aside from being the most used room in the home, it also boasts the best return on investment if you plan to sell in the future. Here are some good reasons to get started on your renovations now.
Boost the Value of Your Home
Ask any realtor and they’ll tell you just how important the kitchen is when it comes to the value of your home. It’s what buyers look at and asses the most when considering a purchase. If you are planning to place your home on the market, getting started on your renovations now can get your property ready to view in time for the summer rush. Even if you’re not considering a move in the near future, updating your kitchen now is one of the best ways to invest in your home since you’ll use it every single day.
Easier to Schedule Contractors
Winter tends to be a slow season for contractors which makes it an excellent time to take advantage of for your home projects. Without so many other homeowners to compete with, you can easily schedule the contractors when you need them. With less work slated, they’ll have more time to focus on planning and designing your dream kitchen.
Winter is also a better time to take advantage of reduced rates for your reno projects. Special discounts and offers are more common during this time of year. But they tend to hike back up once the spring arrives. Use the winter months to source better prices and discounts on inventory for windows, lumber, appliances, cabinets, and other materials that you might need.
Approval for Permits is Faster
If you’re planning a more elaborate design, you may need a permit, depending on the layout and where you live. Lucky for you, winter is less busy for government agencies, which means you’ll be able to obtain your permit much faster than waiting until the spring and summer months.
The Mess Can Be Contained
Many homeowners tend to leave their home renovations until the spring and summer to avoid living in a dusty construction mess for an extended period of time. But clean-up methods have come a long way. Contractors can contain dust, fumes, and debris more easily using negative pressure fans, plastic zip doors, and sealing off areas thoroughly. So if you’re concerned about the cleanup, don’t be.
Plan It with Vacation Time
If you’re planning to go on vacation this winter, it might be the perfect time to schedule in your renovation so you can be a way for at least the brunt of the construction process. This can let the contractors focus on their work without having your days disrupted since you can enjoy lounging on the beach while the work is being done.
Free Up Your Spring and Summer Months
Why leave your renovations to the warmer spring and summer months when you can enjoy them instead? Having to skip out on cottage weekends or vacation time to oversee a renovation project is never a fun way to spend your time during the sunnier seasons. While you’re cooped up inside, use the winter days to get your renos out of the way so you won’t have to waste any time on them when it’s finally nice outside.
Assess Your Kitchen’s Needs
Whether you were hosting holiday parties, cooking Christmas dinner or baking up a storm, the holidays are when we tend to congregate around the kitchen the most. And as we head into the New Year, it’s an ideal time to think about all of the features in your kitchen that were problematic or irritating. Maybe it was a lack of storage space, a cramped layout, or wonky outdated appliances. Whatever it includes, you’ll have time to sit down, contemplate what areas need improvement and how to design your new and improved kitchen to function better for you and your family.
When you’re ready to get started on your new dream kitchen design, our expert team at Renosgroup.ca can help bring your vision to life. Get in touch, or give us a call at (613)727-9427 with us today to learn more about our services and to get a quote.