Consider scheduling your renovation or home addition during the time contractors are not busy. By doing so, you can save between 4.5 and 5.5 percent over what you’d pay during peak seasons. The usual slow period comes between the coming of the new year and whenever it begins to warm up outside. If you schedule your project during the peak season, you will pay peak season costs. In addition, you may have difficulty finding the materials and fixtures you’re looking for during the peak season. If you are able to plan ahead and schedule a time in January, you will likely find a crew and contractor that are looking for a job and willing to charge less. You may get the job done more quickly when the weather is cold. You will also likely find fixtures, tools and materials at a reduced price.