What’s the Best Time for Home Improvement Projects?

The best season for home improvement projects

Winter, summer, spring or fall? Learn the best seasons to finally make those home improvement dreams a reality.

Who says holiday wish lists are only for the kids? It’s time to make your own wish list and begin planning a few home improvement projects for next year.

First things first: Certain seasons are better than others depending on project type.

“Exterior projects such as siding, window replacement and door replacement are less intrusive than interior projects in terms of disruptions to daily life tasks, such as cooking, bathing and holidays,” says Jim Eldredge, product manager at Sears Home Services. “Therefore, the biggest factors regarding the best time of year for these projects are largely driven by weather.”

Here’s a jumping-off point to help you find the ideal season to start your next home improvement project.

Home improvement seasons

If you’re ready to get started on your next home improvement project, here are three tips from Joe Maykut, director of product management at Sears, to help prepare:

1. Eat a few meals out if you’re renovating your kitchen. There will be some days when this room cannot be used, so plan accordingly.

2. Schedule projects well in advance. Spring and summer are the busiest seasons for most contractors.

3. Offer your installer a snack or glass of cold water. A little kindness goes a long way.

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