The Best Time of Year for Nashville Home Improvement Projects?05/07/2018Stefano Diotaiuti You might wonder what’s the best season for Nashville home improvement projects. Some home improvement projects are easy to know when to do. You don’t want to put in new windows when it’s freezing outside. Nor do you want to add insulation to your attic in the blazing heat. Yet there are more factors that go into choosing when to schedule projects than just the weather. Picking the right time of year to schedule home improvements can make the final product look better, keep the project on track, and potentially even help your budget. Things to Consider when Choosing the Time of Year for Home Improvement Projects Weather One of the first things to think about is what the weather is like. Some projects will be easier or harder depending on the weather, like putting in new windows, building a porch, or putting in a pool. Home improvements that you do inside, such as installing window treatments or updating furniture, can be done any time of year. We can put in shutters before your holiday party, after your newest renovation, in the middle of a hot summer, or when the kids go back to school. If you’re on a strict deadline and are paying contractors, communicate with them how the weather might affect your project and timeline. Contractor Schedules Most contractors have seasons like spring and summer that tend to be busier than the rest of the year. If you can schedule your project during their lighter season, they won’t be handling as many projects and details are less likely to be neglected. Your Schedule Certain parts of the year can work better for your home renovations than others. If you have kids in school, you may want to schedule your projects during the school year when your house is a little more empty. Or if there’s a vacation in your future, it might be a good time to refinish your hardwood floors to avoid the fumes. Available Funds If you’re paying your contractor in cash, then the best time of year for a project is after you have the funds. This could be after you’ve saved up enough money, received a large bonus or when your tax refund comes in. Several families schedule their projects for after they get their tax refund around March or April, so remember that contractors may be busier during the spring and materials can cost more. Other Projects You Have It’s good to keep a running list of renovations you want to complete so that if projects depend on each other you can schedule them out. Try to plan out the major work first, such as new flooring, and end with the smaller projects such as window treatments or furniture. The Best Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects Here are our recommendations for the best season in which to schedule certain home improvements based on the weather and contractor availability. Projects You Can Do All Year Long: Install window treatments Repaint interiors Put in new appliances Spring Projects: Install landscaping Repair heater Replace windows Replace or fix exterior siding Summer Projects: Repair or replace roof Service chimneys Redo kitchens Redo bathrooms Repair gutters and soffit Fall Projects: Powerwash deck and siding Winterize home including energy audit and insulation Maintain A/C and furnace Winter Projects: Plan upcoming projects Replace new flooring Replace furniture Ready to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations? If you’re ready to replace your window treatments to improve your home, give us a call at 615-236-8530 or fill out the form below.