The Best Season for Cincinnati Home Improvement?05/07/2018Lisa Renee Nieberding You may wonder what’s the best time of year for Cincinnati home improvement projects.Some home improvement projects are easy to know when to do. You don’t want to replace your windows when it’s snowing outdoors. Similarly you don’t want to add insulation to your attic when it’s blazing hot.But there are a lot of factors that go into choosing when to schedule projects than just the weather. Picking the right time to start home improvements can make your projects more successful, keep the project on track, and potentially even save you some money.Things to Consider when Choosing the Time of Year for Home Projects WeatherThe most important thing to take into account is what the weather is like. Some projects will be easier or harder depending on the weather, like replacing windows, building a deck, or putting in a pool. Home improvements that you do inside, like putting in window treatments or replacing furniture, can be scheduled for virtually any time. We can install shutters before your Christmas party, after your spring cleaning, in the middle of a lazy summer, or any other time of year.If you’re on a tight deadline and are working with contractors, communicate with them how the weather could affect your project and timeline.Contractor SchedulesAlmost every contractor has seasons like spring and summer that tend to be busier than others. If you can schedule your project outside of their busy season, they won’t be managing as many customers and they can dedicate their full attention to your work. Your ScheduleCertain parts of the year can be better for your home improvements others. If you have children in school, it might be smart to schedule your projects while school is in session and when your house is less busy. Or if you’re taking a week-long vacation, it could be a decent time to refinish your hardwood floors to avoid the fumes.Your BudgetIf you’re paying your contractor in cash, then the best time of year for a project is after you have the money on hand. This could be after you’ve saved a little bit, received a large bonus or after you get your tax refund.Most people start home improvement projects after they get their tax refund around March or April, so be aware that home improvement professionals may be busier during the spring and materials may be more expensive.Other Projects On Your ScheduleIt’s smart to keep a tab of projects you want to get done so that if they need to be done in a certain order you can schedule them out. Try to schedule the major work first, like new floors, and end with the smaller projects such as window treatments or furniture. The Best Times of Year for Home Improvement Projects Here are some ideas for the best season in which to schedule certain home improvements based on the weather and contractor availability.Projects You Can Do Any Time of Year:Put in window treatmentsPaint interiorsPut in new appliancesSpring Projects:Redo landscapingRepair heaterReplace windowsReplace or repair exterior sidingSummer Projects: RoofingService ducts and chimneysRedo kitchensRenovate bathroomsReplace gutters and soffitAutumn Projects: Pressure-wash deck and sidingWinterize home including energy audit and insulationMaintain A/C and heaterWinter Projects: Plan upcoming projectsInstall new flooringBuy new furnitureWant to Spring into Action on your Window Treatment Renovations?If you’re ready to tackle your window treatments to improve your home, give us a call at 513-216-9740 or fill out the form below.