The Best Season for Honolulu Home Improvement?05/07/2018Darren Wong You might wonder what’s the best time of year for Honolulu home improvement projects.Some home improvement projects are easy to know when to do. It’s not a great idea to install windows when it’s freezing outdoors. Similarly you don’t want to insulate your attic in the blazing heat. But there are a lot of factors that go into choosing what time of year to do your projects than just the weather. Picking the right season to start home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep you on your timeline, and may even save you some money. Things to Consider when Choosing the Time of Year for Home Projects Weather One of the first things to consider is the climate you’re in and the weather outside. Some home improvements will be easier or harder depending on the weather, such as putting in new windows, building a deck, or putting in a pool. Home improvements that you do inside, such as putting in window treatments or replacing furniture, can be done virtually any time. We can install shutters before your Christmas party, after your garage sale, in the middle of a hot summer, or any other time of year. If you have a strict deadline and are paying contractors, consult with them how the climate could affect your project and timeline. Contractor Schedules Most contractors have seasons like spring and summer that tend to be busier than other seasons. If you can schedule your project during their lighter season, they won’t be handling as many projects and they can dedicate more time to your work. Your Schedule Some parts of the year may be better for your projects others. If you have kids in school, it can help 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 decent time to get your ducts cleaned to avoid the fumes. Available Funds If you’re paying cash for your home improvement, then the best time of year for a project is after you have the funds. This might be after you’ve saved up enough money, received a large bonus or after you get your tax refund. Several people start home improvement projects after they get their tax refund around March or April, so know that home improvement professionals might have a busier schedule during the spring and materials may be more expensive. Other Projects You’re Planning It’s good to keep a running list of projects you want to do so that if they need to be done in a certain order you can put together a schedule. Try to plan out the biggest ones, like new floors, and end with the smaller projects like window treatments or furniture. The Best Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects Here are some ideas for when to do certain home improvements based on the weather and potential contractor availability. Projects You Can Do Any Season: Install window treatments Repaint interiors Get new appliances Spring Projects: Redo landscaping Service heater Replace windows Replace or fix exterior siding Summer Projects: Repair or replace roof Service chimneys Renovate kitchens Renovate bathrooms Replace gutters and soffit Autumn Projects: Pressure-wash deck and siding Winterize home including energy audit and insulation Repair A/C and furnace Winter Projects: Schedule upcoming projects Put in new flooring Replace furniture Ready to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations? If you’re ready to hone in on your window treatments to improve your home, call us at 808-797-2004 or fill out the form below.