With holiday shopping, parties to plan, parties to attend and the New Year right around the corner, winter may not seem like the best time to remodel your floors or remodel your bathroom, but guess what? Now might be the best time of the year to get a bathroom remodel or new floors installed in your home. From end-of-year discounts on materials to faster job completion and more flexible scheduling, now might actually be the cheapest, quickest and most convenient time to schedule a contractor. So, if you’ve been putting off replacing your old, worn-out floors until after New Year, here are 10 reasons why you should consider having your floors remodeled now, instead of later.
You may be busy, but your installer won’t be
Think about it – you’re not the only who hasn’t finished your holiday shopping, or has a big family get-together planned, or work parties to attend, or all other kinds of fun and exciting (and, let’s be honest, stressful) plans for the holidays. The weeks between Thanksgiving and New Years are among the busiest of the year for homeowners – but the slowest for flooring installers and remodelers.
That means you’re more likely to be able to schedule the project when it’s most convenient for you, not just when a contractor happens to have an opening in their schedule. On top of that, your contractor won’t have a lot of other jobs pulling them away from yours, so your chances of seeing the project completed fast and on time are far, far higher than at other times of the year.
Catch end-of-the-year discounts on materials and labor
Uncle Sam will soon be looking at retailers’ and wholesalers’ books – and sending them a bill based on what they find – so, many suppliers offer discounts this time of year to help clear out inventory so they don’t get stuck with a hefty tax liability. Many high-quality, stylish materials, like natural stone, ceramic or porcelain tiles, as well has hardwood, engineered hardwood and luxury vinyl plank flooring will be on sale for the next several weeks.
New toilets, sinks, faucets and shower and bath hardware can also be had on the cheap this time of year. Seasonal discounts such as these can translate into hundreds or even thousands of dollars of savings on your project, but only if you get the job done before prices go back (or even go up!) in 2020.
Holiday discounts on remodeling services
Again, your contractor probably doesn’t have nearly as many jobs going on right now as they will when business starts picking as spring approaches. That means not only will they likely be able to fit your project in when its best for you (and finish the job in a jiffy), many installers and remodelers are also offering discounts on labor while their workload is light. It’s a no-brainer: Contractors would rather have some work than no work at all, even if that means charging a little less than they do during peak business.
If you don’t see a holiday discount advertised, ask if they’re offering one. Right now, Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers is offering free, no obligation consultations and lock-in pricing on quotes. Depending on the job, we may have other seasonal discounts available too, so let us know what you need us to do and we’ll find the best deal available for your project.
You can show off to your holiday guests
If you wait until after the holidays to remodel, all those guests you’re busy preparing for won’t get to see your beautiful new bathroom or floors until next year’s gathering. You want your friends and family to remember the food, the company and the home they enjoyed them in fondly, right? Imagine how impressed everyone will be when they walk into a home with brand-new tile or wood floors, or how much your houseguests will appreciate a new spa-like guest bath.
You wouldn’t wait until after the party to sweep or vacuum (or, heaven forbid, clean the bathroom), so why wait until your house quiets down before tackling your remodeling project? With better available scheduling you can be sure the job will be finished before they arrive, and with all the seasonal discounts guests will think you paid far more to get it done.
It could save you on taxes
Although there’s no longer a straightforward tax deduction for home improvements, there are several ways to transform remodeling project expenses into savings on your tax bill, some of which you won’t be able to take advantage of until 2021 if you wait until after January to begin your project. Here are a few ways your flooring or remodeling project may be deductible:
- If the renovation is medically necessary. (For example, if you have been diagnosed with allergies, the cost of removing carpet and installing wood panel or tile flooring may be deductible.)
- If the renovation is on a part of your home used as a home office.
- If you rent a portion of your home, improvements to that area may be tax deductible.
- If you borrow the money against the equity in your home (with a second mortgage, for example) the interest you pay on the loan may be deductible.
Of course, you’ll want to consult with an accountant or tax attorney to be sure your project qualifies for a tax credit or deduction, and some of the tax benefit of some of these may be reduced by the amount they increase the value of your home, but it’s definitely something to investigate whenever you’re considering making home improvements, whether this year or any year.
What remodeling project are you going to ask Santa for this year? Call or email Santa’s helpers at Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers today for a free consultation. We know you only want the best in flooring. That’s why it’s important to hire the best in the business, and at Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers, we can guarantee you that’s us. Flooring Masters & Professional Remodelers have been flooring and remodeling Kentuckiana for over 30 years. Our certified installers have the ingenuity and know-how to assist you in transforming your home into your dream home. Let us guide your next project.