How to Choose the Best Time for Your Remodel

How to Choose the Best Time for Your Remodel

If you are planning to remodel your kitchen, you are likely thinking about materials, styles, and timelines. One thing you might not have thought about is if it is the best time of the year to start your project. Like produce, the price of cabinets is seasonal. The best sales and discounts often coincide with holidays. You must keep your ear to the ground to ensure you get the best deals. In this guide, we will go through some of the factors you should consider so that you can get the best price for your kitchen remodel project.

Keep Your Eyes Open for Sales

No matter what the season, buying your kitchen cabinets can easily be done throughout the year. But if money is your concern, then you want to keep an eye out for seasonal discounts and sales. Check your local cabinet retailer and online stores to find the best deals around these times:
A remodeling project can be accomplished any time of the year. However, if you are working with a tighter budget, then you may want to wait until coupons and seasonal sales become available. Here are a few times throughout the year that normally have great sales:
  • Black Friday & Cyber Monday: Waiting in line for Black Friday is a great way to get amazing deals. However, if waiting in line isn’t your thing, Cyber Monday offers similar deals, but from the comfort of your home.
  • Christmas: Christmas is always a time for sales and discounts. Most people do not choose to remodel during the winter, so many retailers run sales and discounts during this time.
  • Seasonal Discount: Many retailers periodically run discounts and sales throughout the year. Lots of online vendors allow you to sign-up for their email lists. This way you can be sure you won’t miss out on any deals.

Make a Plan For Your Remodel

Once you have an idea as to when you want to remodel, you can start to draft a plan. Having a detailed plan is key to making sure that you stay on schedule and within your budget. Here are some useful things to keep in mind when making your plan:
  • Do Your Homework: A good way to start is by browsing showrooms and websites. This way you will get an idea of what is available and a rough idea of prices. Be sure to take note of things like lead time, shipping costs, and installation fees.
  • Pick An Affordable Wood Species: If you are choosing solid wood cabinets, the material choice will play a large role in the bottom line. While wood grain and color are important for staining and clear coat, these features are not as vital for painting. This means you can look to more budget-friendly if you plan to paint them. MDF can be an excellent choice for painted cabinetry that won’t break the bank.

Best Season For Kitchen Remodel

The most common times of the year for a remodel project are the spring and summer months. However, each season has benefits for the remodeling process. Here is a brief look at how each season stacks up:
  • Winter: If you live in an area that experiences harsh winters, then the cold may make the remodeling process unpleasant or even unrealistic. However, the cold months are often the slowest time for contractors and cabinet companies. This means you won’t have to wait weeks or longer to get someone out to your house. Besides, these cold months often coincide with the holidays, meaning you may find some great deals and coupons!
  • Spring: Just as the flowers come back new in the spring, the majority of people plan their remodeling projects during this season. The days are sunny and typically not too hot, so installation is not unbearable whether you are a contractor or doing it yourself. One drawback here, however, is that you may have to wait longer before you can get a crew to your home if you plan to hire help.
  • Summer: Choosing to plan your remodel project for the summer does have the benefit of longer days. However, if you have children, the inconvenience of a contractor tearing out your kitchen while you still need to use it could be a major frustration. If you are going the DIY route, then you may run into the issue of childcare while you work. Either way, during the hot months it is important to stay hydrated as you work.
  • Fall: With no major holidays, the fall can be a great time to schedule your remodeling project. With plenty of sunshine and cool weather, it can be a great time to work on your remodel without being miserable from the heat or cold. As a bonus for those who host on Thanksgiving, your guests will walk into a beautiful new kitchen!

Final Thoughts

There is no one-size-fits-all method for remodeling your kitchen. However, the first step is universal: make a plan. Once you have a detailed plan of what you are doing and when you will be in a great place to make your “on paper” kitchen into a reality. Remember, that your plan will be an evolving document that will regularly need to be updated. You should also plan for flexibility in the budget and timeline of the project, as various unexpected factors can lead to delays. If you are struggling with getting started on your plan, have questions, or need any assistance, please feel free to give us a call at 1-844-326-6680 or an email at info@cabinetdoormart.com.