Winter is a terrific time for hockey, ice fishing, and . . . remodeling? That’s right. Minnesota, land of snow and ice, is a prime spot for winter remodeling. Those crisp, sunny days when the snow glitters are a perfect time to work on interior updates, or even build a deck or porch.
There are two key reasons: time and money.
Construction in the winter is like off-season travel. You actually get to see the sites because the crowds are smaller.
Because winter is a slow season for construction, it’s easier to accommodate your schedule. For example, you could schedule the demo for February when you’re on vacation instead of early June when the kids get out of school.
You can also save time in the permitting process. Permits are granted more quickly when there are fewer requests in the pipeline.
Finally, construction time might be shorter, because of fewer competing projects. You’ll benefit from the team’s focus.
Your entire project could be done by the time the tulips start blooming in the spring, You could spend April in the garden instead of prepping for a long summer of traffic in and out of your home.
Just as you save money traveling off-season, you can save money remodeling offseason.
When demand drops, so does the price. In the winter, you can get better deals on materials like lumber, and there usually is more inventory in stock. Plus, you may get discounts on appliances or fixtures that retailers want to move out before spring. Rates for subcontractors may also drop during the slow season.
And let’s not forget — time is money. As we mentioned above, when you spend less time on the project, you’ll spend less money overall.
Ready to get started?
Here are examples of projects that can easily be done during the winter.
- Replace flooring and add radiant heat
- Expand your kitchen to include a dining area
- Convert a spare bedroom into a home office
- Bring in more light with new windows, skylights, or fixtures
- Turn your basement into a family or game room
Give us a call and let’s talk about options. Winter can be a very productive time for your home!