Winter? Spring? Summer or Autumn? Is there a ‘best’ time of year to do your kitchen renovation?
You’re planning a kitchen makeover. Right? And you want to make sure you do it right first time. The burning question is, what time of year is best to undertake a major home project like this one?
Everyone has different suggestions, and that’s fine, but here are some points that might be worth thinking about:
A kitchen renovation means that you’ll have more people coming and going from the property, and in and out of the house.
Ideally, you don’t want the winter’s dirt tromped all through your home or the yard around the house churned up into a mud bath. And if it’s freezing cold outside you’re going to suffer inside. With doors being opened and shut regularly, maybe windows being replaced or walls moved. Also, depending on the extent of the renovation, winter weather might slow up progress on the whole project.
Summer brings another set of challenges. Heat. Flies. Maybe rain, which will affect Sydney kitchen renovations. However, if you’re going to be without a kitchen for a short time, it’s the nicest time of year to enjoy your bbq and eat outside!
It is popular opinion that autumn is one of the best times of year to renovate. Reasonably predictable weather, not too hot, not too cold…but you’d be wise to make sure it’s done before the winter sets in!
Availability of trades
Like any business, kitchen companies have busy times and quieter times. It’s best to talk to your kitchen specialist and find out what time of year is easiest for them. You’re more likely to experience delays and frustrations if the team is rushed off their feet and struggling to keep up with each individual project.
Cost of materials
The cost of raw materials used in kitchen construction has highs and lows too. Discuss this with your kitchen supplier. If you are prepared to wait your time and buy smart, you might save yourself a pretty penny! It stands to reason that in a busy season when everyone is wanting the same bench top or style of cupboard handles, suppliers will jerk the price to take advantage of the demand.
Cost of appliances
The price of appliances fluctuates too. And new appliances are a fair chunk of the cost of kitchen renovations. Again, if you can bide your time and watch the specials, you might be able to pick up your new appliances when they’re on sale. This can majorly reduce the overall cost of the whole project.
Ideally, if you can pick up your appliances when they are cheapest and cash in on your kitchen company’s quiet time, you may well find yourself enjoying the best of everything! It pays to plan your renovation well in advance. The team at Wonderful Kitchens can help you plan your new kitchen and turn it into a reality too. We’ve been doing stunning Sydney kitchen renovations for years, so call us today on 02 9772 2988and chat to one of our sales team about the best time to begin your project.