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Why November is the Best Time to do Home and Kitchen Renovations

It is nearing the end of the year, winter is here, and the holidays are in full swing. When is it a better time to do home and kitchen renovations?

It’s true: November is the best time to do home and kitchen renovations.
You might be shaking your head or making a funny face right about now. You are thinking that with everything going on right now, the last thing you need is a crew of workers knocking down walls and hauling in stuff. We argue that there are many reasons why you should risk the stress of a renovation right about now.


Most people schedule renovations during the summer and spring month because the weather is ideal for making everything go smoothly. As a result, November is the peak of the off-peak season, when remodeling companies will have much less work. They are thus more likely to give you deep discounts to get your project. Additionally, the contractor will be able to give it his or her full attention from start to finish since nothing else is going on.

Merchandisers also schedule clearance sales at this time. This means you can get construction materials, cabinets, accessories, and anything else you need for your renovation at great prices.

Great timing

Nothing motivates you more to do something great for the home than the holidays. You are having guests coming over, so you want to make your home look as amazing as possible. A well-planned and strategic renovation can transform the look of your home much more than any type of decoration you can put up.

You are more likely to have some good vibes flowing during this time as well, which can help you deal with any issues that come up much more constructively. Fortunately, this is also the season for bonuses, so you are more likely to have some extra cash to fund your renovation.

Less humidity

November is cold, but it is also dry, so you will not have to worry about high humidity. This is an excellent reason to schedule your renovation at this time, especially if you are doing anything with plaster that has to dry quickly. It is a good time to replace anything with wood, such as doors, window frames, and decorations. It is also more comfortable to work indoors when the weather is cool.

Neat ending

The end of the year also means the start of a new one. Waiting until November to start any major remodeling in your home gives you enough time to finish the project comfortably before January 1, allowing for even serious delays. You will have a new look to welcome in the new year.
Now that you have some excellent reasons to start planning your home and kitchen renovations right now, you need to know what type of improvements you should make. Here are some suggestions.


The kitchen is the first thing most people think of when they have the opportunity to do a renovation. If you are doing just an upgrade, considering replacing the kitchen countertops. This is a quick project with a big impact. You might also want to consider putting in a kitchen island if you do not have one yet. It is a fantastic feature in the kitchen built specifically for entertaining during the holidays.
If your countertops are just perfect, you can consider upgrading your kitchen cabinets. These are visually prominent, so you will want them to look perfect. You can choose to replace, refinish, or reface them, depending on the condition of the cabinets and your budget.

Powder room

Most of your guests will likely use your powder room at least once. You want to concentrate on making that room as awesome as possible. Since powder rooms tend to be small with limited features, renovating them should not take too long. Consider repainting the walls and replacing all the hardware. This should take not more than a couple of days to complete. If you are considering a major remodel, such as replacing the floors and changing the layout, give it at least a week.

Dining area

Most homes have an open floor layout, especially small ones. However, if you still have a wall between your dining room and kitchen, you should knock it down. It will open up the space and make your home look much brighter and more welcoming. It will also give you more space to put tables and seating for the holiday celebrations.

Knocking down a wall is usually a quick job you can DIY, but you have to make sure it is not a load-bearing one. Consult with your contractor to find out before going ahead with this plan. If it is not a load-bearing wall, you might still have to deal with any pipes and wires that run through it. If this is the case, you will need professionals to handle it for you.


November is the best time to do home and kitchen renovations for many reasons. However, no matter what month you decided to take the plunge, the one thing you have to ensure is that you have a reliable remodeling contractor. It can spell the difference between delight and disaster for your holidays. Fairfax Kitchen Bath guarantees you will love your new kitchen or bathroom for life.

Fairfax Kitchen Bath services the DC, MD and Northern Virginia metropolitan areas. We are a Class A, licensed and insured contractor, registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia. We have a showroom in Fairfax, Virginia, which houses all our products.

We sell only top quality products for all your kitchen renovation needs, from natural and engineered stone slabs, cabinets, shelves, sinks, faucets tiles, backsplashes, knobs and pulls, and hardwood flooring. We carry only the top brands for these products, such as Schrock Cabinetry, Silestone, Blanco, Kohler, and Mosaic Décor.

Contact us today to get free in-home design consultation and quote for your home and kitchen renovation.

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Sam Kazanci is the owner of Fairfax Kitchen Bath Remodeling. He has experience to build and remodel the kitchen and baths with his team and the author of fkb blog: You can find Sam on LinkedIn and Twitter.