What Is The Cheapest Time of Year to Renovate Your Home?

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What Is The Cheapest Time of Year to Renovate Your Home?

Once you've planned out your budget, you have your vision and you're all set with the basics (paint color, etc.), it's time to decide when to start your home renovation.

Wondering when the cheapest time of year to renovate is? Of course you are! The least expensive time to hire a contractor is during the coldest months of the year, says carpenter and "Trading Spaces" star Carter Oosterhouse.

Winter is essentially "off-season" for contractors. People tend to wait for their kids to go back to school in September to start a home renovation, but they want their updates done by the holidays — so fall is usually the most expensive time to hire a contractor. They'll be looking for work come the end of January through March, so they'll be more open to giving you a better deal. The more you know!

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