(NewsUSA) - Many people believe spring or summer is the best time of year to get your dream kitchen.
Not so fast.
Those seasons may be the most popular time of year for a project such as this, but when you take a deeper dive into the world of home remodeling, you'll find October and November are actually the best times to remodel your kitchen. By taking advantage of the fall season, you can get your project done before the holidays (and save a ton of money.)
Slower season means better values
Spring and summer may seem the ideal time to begin a remodel project, but it's the busy season for contractors and retailers know it. High demand can mean higher prices and longer lead times to get things done. More people are recognizing this and getting their kitchen done in the fall. They can find better deals and, just as importantly, get their house ready for the holidays.
Here are some insider tips:
* Watch for the sale. Retailers will push great savings in October and November to clean out inventory heading into the new year.
* Find an expert. The Internet is great for research, but for a big project such as a kitchen, find a retailer that offers personal one-on-one design help.
* Remodel the whole kitchen, not just one part. You can get the best deals from retailers that do it all: cabinets, countertops, sinks, faucets - even flooring. And you'll be able to design the full kitchen without driving to three different stores.
* Plan installation. Ask if they offer installation. This time of year, that can be a real positive.
Try to find a store such as Cabinets To Go in your area. Unlike online retailers, they have experts in every store. They also offer free, 3D-kitchen design, installation and hundreds of style options for cabinets, countertops, sinks, faucets, and flooring. Better yet, they also offer some of their best deals of the year right now. For more information, visit www.cabinetstogo.com/.
Show it off for the Holidays
Home blogger Cassie Bustamante also encourages taking advantage of this season for a remodel.
"The fall is a financially wise time to undertake a new kitchen, but it also makes sense for a lot of other reasons," she says.
"The holidays are about family time and the kitchen is the heart of it all."
Bustamante also feels there's a more personal reason."Maybe you'll finally get up the nerve to host Thanksgiving dinner since you'll have such a gorgeous new space."
The kitchen is the heart of the holiday experience. It's the place we gather with loved ones to prepare meals and share stories. Now, imagine how amazing it would feel to host the holidays in your newly-remodeled kitchen knowing you saved a lot of money? Great family time during the holidays is more than just a kitchen, but it's the perfect place to bring it all together.