If you are looking for the perfect time to build a new home in the Hamptons or East End of Long Island, there is no time like right now. Speaking to a Hamptons home builder right after Labor Day might seem like an arbitrary date to throw out there, but let us show you why your new Hamptons home construction project should get started as quickly as possible—it's all about timing and scheduling and it could save you money.
Right around Labor Day is when you want to start planning your new home renovation in the Hamptons because it will be done just in time for summer in 2015. Winter is the off-season in the Hamptons, so not only will the construction and major renovations be completed during the time colder months of the year, it's likely you will be enjoying warmer climates elsewhere.
If you are planning a new Hamptons home construction project, keep in mind that unless it is a relatively simple home, chances are it won't be ready for next summer. The average construction and build time for a new home in the Hamptons is approximately 12 months. This time varies depending on the size and complexity of your home, so getting a head start with your planning now is a very good idea.
The goal for most residents of the East End—as well as Hamptons home builders and general contractors—is to have completion dates right around the beginning of Summer. Given that the unofficial “official” start of the season here is Memorial Day, you'll want your new home construction or major renovation to be completed by then (with the 4th of July being the absolute latest).
Starting to plan your new home with your Hamptons home builder now will give you all fall and winter to hammer out every last detail. With strong planning comes strong execution, since supplies will be ordered and delivered on time, bumps in the road will be planned for and overall, the scope of work expected will be completed within budget and deadline.
Since the winter is generally accepted as “off season” in just about every northeastern industry aside from winter sports, this is the best time to save money on supplies. Since building is taking place during the winter, this means starting sooner rather than later (you want to get the foundation laid before the first freeze of the season changes the ground), but in the long run, your Hamptons home builder might be able to save you money if you talk with them right after Labor Day.
If you decide to go with the first option and start construction on your new home in the Spring of 2015, you will be able to sit down with your general contractor, the interior designer and the architect to discuss exactly what you want. This type of elongated planning period will allow all concerned parties to input into the project management triangle, ensuring that you get exactly what you want out of your new home, in the time frame you expect it, well within budget.
Poor planning leads to frustration and delays, which limit the scope of the work or raise the costs—or both. This tarnishes the memories of what should be an exciting time, hiring a general contractor to build your dream home in the Hamptons and then watching it come to life! If you are the type that needs everything to be “just so” and in order, or if you know that you have a lot of planning to do, putting off the start of your new home construction until Spring is the best bet. You can simply use this time to put together your perfect dream home in the East End with your Hamptons home builder.
On the other hand, if you already know what you want in your new Hamptons home and have been dreaming it up and planning it out for some time, getting started as quickly as possible can give you the money-saving boost you need to really live it up come Summer. For instance, you can add a new pool that would otherwise be out of your budget, or just enjoy the fine shopping in East Hampton or beach life out in Montauk.
Whatever you decide to do with your saved money, the important thing is that you actually wind up saving it. A savvy Hamptons home builder will be able to get the concrete poured and the masonry veneer in before sub-zero weather hits Long Island, completely protecting the footings to shore up the foundation. They will also close up the entire project, including the windows, roof and other structural elements that must be built and then wrapped (tented) so that subcontractors can work on the interior during the colder months.
They might also be able to take advantage of the fact that some lumber prices have been known to drop in the fall and stay at a lower price range during the winter. Come springtime, these prices skyrocket since that's when many people will start to plan their homes—that's poor timing.
The bottom line here is that no matter what you decide to do—build a new home in Montauk, renovate your existing home in Sag Harbor—the best decision you can make right now is to contact a Hamptons home builder and general contractor to discuss your options. Getting started right now will help you plan out your new home to ensure it turns out the way you want it to, not to mention save money.
Contact Hamptons Renovations Maintenance and Repairs right now to find out just how easy building a new home in the Hamptons can be when you hire the best Hamptons home builder.