When Is the Best Time of Year to Renovate Your Kitchen?

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At the top of many homeowners’ renovation wishlists is the kitchen. It’s a room which not only gets extensive daily use, but it can also be a great space for entertaining. If you’ve been thinking about giving your kitchen an update, part of your planning is to decide when you want to start your remodeling project. While a renovation project can be successful during any time of year, it’s clear that summer is the best time of year to improve your kitchen.

If you haven’t already considered it, there are several reasons why summer renovations can be highly successful and less invasive for you and your family:  

An infographic detailing the three main reasons you should renovate a kitchen in the summer

Better Ventilation  

Just like any other home renovation project, remodeling your kitchen can be a messy process that creates a lot of dirt, dust, and debris. Between this and the fumes created by common sealants and epoxies, ventilation is absolutely necessary for everyone’s health and safety. Renovating in the winter can make it difficult to work with the windows open, as the room can get cold quickly, and your heater will be working overtime. Fall can sometimes be cold as well, and spring is known for unpredictable rainstorms. Summer is usually the best season for in-home airflow with predictably higher temperatures. Warmer weather and less rain mean that windows and doors can be left open longer, allowing the space to air out and helping any sealants or epoxies to dry quicker.  

Fewer Holidays to Compete With 

Everyone loves a holiday, but when you’re trying to get home remodeling done, facing repeated workday cancellations due to holidays can be frustrating. During the late fall and early winter, holiday celebrations abound which can slow down your team’s work schedule if they fall during the week. Holidays are also a time when many people like to have a working kitchen in their homes to prepare elaborate meals. Renovating in November or December can mean going through a Christmas or Thanksgiving without being able to entertain. During the summer, there are fewer major holidays and the entertaining that is done is usually outdoors, making it a much easier time to be without a kitchen. 

Longer Workdays

Summer renovation projects can often get done in less time than work scheduled in other seasons, and there are several reasons why this is true. In addition to fewer potential cancellations due to holidays and weather issues, remodeling your kitchen during the summer can also leave your team with more time each day to work. It may seem insignificant, but this extra time can add up to have a major impact on the project timeline. The end result is a job that gets done in fewer total days, and therefore a smaller total price tag on your new kitchen. 

Contact Lancaster Kitchens and Baths today to learn more about kitchen remodeling ideas for your home or to schedule a free in-home consultation.