The grass is turning green, the trees are budding, birds are chirping – which means summertime is upon us. These are also signs that it’s time to take advantage of the warm weather and free time and get started on those home improvement projects that have been on your mind all year. Don’t rule out your home improvement project this summer because you think the summer season is too busy. Summer is a great time to work on home renovations – especially for bathroom and kitchen renovation projects. Here are our top five reasons why we think summer might just be the perfect time to update your home!
1. Warm Weather
One of the most significant benefits of renovating during the summer is the warm weather. It makes work significantly easier for contractors and will likely mean fewer or no weather-related delays on your project. If you have a kitchen renovation project in mind, the warm weather gives you the option of cooking outside and BBQing while your kitchen is under construction.
2. Life “Should” Be Less Busy
For a lot of families, life slows down a little bit over the summer months. School is out, a lot of sports and activities take the summer off, and as a result, your family is likely a little less busy. Many families also travel for a week or so at a time – meaning they’ll be away from home during the renovation period. With your more relaxed summer schedule, you’ll likely have more time to consider and decide on the details of your home improvement project.
3. Save Money
As contractors typically charge based on the amount of time they are on the job – weather-related delays can cause project costs to increase. It is much easier and faster for contractors to work in better weather and your home remodelling and renovations are more likely to go on without delays.
4. Spend More Time Outdoors
When you have a crew working on a home improvement project at your house – you’re going to want to be out of your house as much as possible. During the summer, it’s a lot easier to find affordable and enjoyable ways to spend your time outside of the house while the project is completed. You can head to an outdoor pool, to a park or on a hike to enjoy the outdoors while your home improvement project is completed!
5. Longer Days
One of the best parts of Alberta summers is the long hours of daylight. Not only is this enjoyable for evening walks or family bike rides but the long days also give contractors more time to work. As the sun sets later and later, your home improvement crew has more time to put in on those days where things need to get done before the sun sets.
Summer is one of our favourite seasons here in Red Deer. We recommend that you take advantage of the warm weather, slower pace and long days and get started your home improvement project. You’ll love entering the next season with a new and improved home.
During the summer months, local farmers’ markets like Gasoline Alley Farmer’s Market are in full swing, and you can take advantage of fresh fruits and vegetables. If you’re planning a kitchen renovation, you’ll have the perfect opportunity to create an open layout and install new appliances that will allow you to cook and prepare meals with fresh, local ingredients. A kitchen renovation project during the summer can help you transform your kitchen into a space that is perfect for preparing delicious meals and hosting outdoor dinner parties.
Boost Your Home’s Resale Value
Summer is the peak season for real estate transactions. If you’re planning to sell your home in the near future, a bathroom or kitchen renovation project during the summer can help increase your home’s resale value. Updating your home’s design, appliances, and fixtures can make your home more attractive to potential buyers and help you get a higher sale price. By completing your home improvement project in the summer, you can take advantage of the peak real estate season and maximize your home’s value.
Summer is the perfect time to tackle your home improvement project. With warm weather, fewer commitments, and longer days, you can get your project completed efficiently and enjoyably. Don’t hesitate to start planning your project since Alberta only has a few months of summer!
Check out some of our home improvement projects in our Gallery.
Have a home improvement project in mind for this summer? Contact us!
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