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Choosing the Right Time to Remodel

Timing is very important when it comes to home renovations. This isn’t exclusive to merely hiring contractors and wondering when they are available to finish a project, although that is certainly one aspect. It’s also about planning out all the details of your project. From choosing the right style to possibly getting permits to starting and finishing construction, everything has its own timetable! There is never a perfect time to start a project; finding the best time to remodel will ultimately depend on your project and lifestyle.

Choosing the Best Time to Remodel | WPL Interior Design
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First, Make a Plan

Homeowners often forget that planning is a huge part of the design process. Remodeling without looking at the big picture results in costly mistakes and spending more than your budget allows. If you are thinking of remodeling your home, even if it’s not right away, it is already the perfect time to plan out your project. In fact, this would be the perfect time to work with an interior designer to go over your aesthetic and take time to make the right decisions for your home.

Again, the planning stages are crucial for a smooth remodeling project. You don’t want to make any rushed decisions. Take the time to plan before implementation; this will help everything to go more smoothly during the remodeling phase and ensure a beautiful and functional space.

Organize Your Timeline

Knowing the details of your project and creating a tentative timeline will help you determine when it’s best time to remodel Are you remodeling a single room or knocking down walls? Are you creating an addition to your home? What choices need to be made?

WPL Interior Design has worked on several types of remodeling projects, from updating a single kitchen to transforming entire homes. No matter the size of your project, there are always plenty of decisions involved; every single one can potentially prolong your timeline. Additionally, many projects have to be done in a specific order and a single delay can change your entire timeline.

Choosing the Best Time to Remodel | WPL Interior Design
Photo by Jay Greene Photography

The Best Seasons for Renovations

Spring and fall are arguable the best times to remodel, although they are also the busy seasons for many contractors. For obvious reasons, any work done on the exterior of the home is usually done when the weather is nicer. In fact, there may be some home projects that depend on clearer or warmer weather. There are even interior projects that should ideally be done under good weather conditions. For example, if your home is undergoing renovations in which the home needs to air out, Philadelphia winter would not be the ideal time for that!

Summer is also a fine time for interior projects. The days offer a lot of natural light so you can truly see how your design choices come together. It may also be considered off-season for some contractors, saving you some money.

Choosing the Best Time to Remodel | WPL Interior Design
Photo by Jay Greene Photography

Consult the Experts

There are a lot of factors when figuring out the best time to remodel. The designers at WPL Interior Design are here to help guide you through the process. We will help you plan out your project, find you the right contractors, and keep track of all the small details from start to finish. We are also here to help plan around your lifestyle and will make sure your renovations are scheduled for the best time that fits your schedule. A home remodeling project is exciting but can be easily overwhelming, so don’t do it on your own! 

Tell us more about your home remodeling project on our design inquiry form today.

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