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!