You’ve decided that at some stage in the near future, you’re going to property extension to your Melbourne home. The question is – when? Here’s why we believe that summer is the best time to do it.

  1. The weather is better

On wet days, workers are limited in their ability to progress in your renovation, therefore the overall schedule can be delayed. That’s why with better weather in summer, builders will be able to work – for the most part – unhindered.

Just be aware that some home renovations builders will take some time off over the Christmas and New Year’s period, so you should just prepare for a couple of weeks break during this time.

  1. The renovation is bearable

If you remain at your home during the renovation, it’s far more comfortable to live through warm, sunny weather than it is in the freezing cold winter – especially if parts of your house are exposed to the conditions. Instead of trying to deal with open rooms and a lack of amenities, you can instead enjoy “camping” in your home with the help of comfortable beds, bearable temperatures and clean running water.

  1. Go on holiday when the going gets tough

As mentioned above, summer is great time to take a family vacation, so be sure to time it to take place during your renovation so you can swap out the chaos and the dust for some quality down time.

But don’t disappear for the entire duration – decisions still have to be made and you need to be available to avoid any potential disasters from happening. Similarly, it’s important that you are contactable whilst you are so your builder or designer can get in touch to keep you informed about the project or ask you any questions.

  1. New Year, new house

Everyone has New Year’s resolutions. If yours is a new kitchen or finally getting that pool for the kids, you can time your renovation to take advantage of your new features at the beginning of the year – or even prepare your property for the autumn selling season.

With these tips in mind, you can go ahead and plan your summer renovation. For more information or if you would like to speak to an extension specialist about your project, don’t hesitate to contact us anytime.