The start of a new year and the promise of spring just around the corner finds many homeowners thinking about home improvements. Whether you plan to build a conservatory or orangery, create an extension or simply improve an existing conservatory with conservatory roof insulation, January & February is the perfect time to start.
Why do so many people plan home improvements in January & February?
We all know that the start of the year is a time for new projects and fresh beginnings. Many people view the start of a new year as the time to finally make the major home improvements that they have been dreaming of. Filling our homes with family and friends over the festive period and spending more time indoors during the winter can leave us wishing for more room.
Whether this is for a larger dining table, a conservatory to relax in, an extension to provide a larger kitchen or a family room to double as a guest bedroom, there are always options and opportunities. Taking the Christmas decorations down also sees many of us looking at our home with fresh eyes and planning redecoration, repairs and improvements.
The colder winter months give us the perfect opportunity to spend time indoors viewing brochures and websites and also to visit showrooms and obtain quotes. A surprising number of people plan outdoor landscaping during the winter months, driven to improve their outdoor space for the spring and summer whilst spending more time indoors during the winter.
You may also decide to improve an existing conservatory by installing insulation to make it a welcoming and relaxing addition to your home all year round.
The new year is a great opportunity to assess your budget for the year with the expense of Christmas out of the way. Many stores have sales so it is a good time to buy furnishings, decorating and gardening materials which are often available at a better price than in the peak Easter to the summer season.
The new year is the ideal time to start a home improvement project
The winter and early spring are a fantastic time to carry out either large extension projects or smaller tasks such as getting your paintbrushes out to freshen up a room. Any disruption will be well out of the way before the summer arrives, leaving you free to enjoy the best of the weather with your family and friends or to go on holiday. Some tasks involved with a larger project, such as plastering, are best done out of the heat of summer.
If you carry out your project at the beginning of the year, you are likely to be able to get on with it straight away. We are all human – once we have decided to start a project, we want to get on with it rather than waiting for tradespeople to have a free slot to fit us in! Your tradespeople are likely to want their own summer break too, reducing the number available to work during the summer and making a booking in work during the summer months a little harder.