addition/renovation in winter or summer
We are planning to a 420 sq ft rear addition (1st flr only). This will enlarge existing kitchen and FR and combine them. Relocate 1/2 bath to large front Living room which will be converted to ~15'x13' study/den. Would add pics of architect drawings but can't figure out how???
First flr will expand from ~1100 sq ft to ~1500. We plan to split single HVAC to 2 zones thus adding a new unit to the upstairs through attic. Basically, we will not have much use of the existing 1st flr during the interior renovations (it will impact existing kitchen, FR and LR).
Question, we have a 6 yr old (starting 1st grade) and 3 yr old (preschool 3 1/2 days), wife stays home and I work from home. We have had others tell us to only do a major renovation that lasts through summer months so we would have flexibility to get outdoors vs. winter which relegates you to the indoors.
We pretty much have to live in the house during the project. We will likely occupy the 2nd floor (bedroom area and 2 full baths). However, we anticipate this becoming very uncomfortable if project persists.
Builder could start in Sept. which means project can last through Jan/Feb possibly.
Do you think this would be a mistake to do considering it will run into winter? Any advice? I know that no time is a good time but would a March start be best at this point?