A whole-home remodel can be a significant investment. To ensure that every penny for this project is well-spent, it’s best to prepare for it carefully. This includes making a timeline to avoid budgets and deadlines spiraling out of your control. As a homeowner, keep in mind that there are so many factors that you need to consider when creating a timeline for a home improvement project.
What Are the Three Phases of Home Remodeling?
There are three phases of home remodeling: discovery, design and prep and construction. First, during the discovery phase, you need to interview architects and contractors. These experts will advise you on your remodeling ideas and how much you may need to budget. To get the best possible deal, you may want to consult several different firms. This way, you get to explore a wide range of ideas and insights. Depending on how many people you will meet, this phase can take from two weeks to two months.
Once you’ve hired a contractor for your renovation, it’s time for the second phase: design. During this stage, there are many factors at hand, including the size of your project and the design revisions you’ll have to sign off. Since this stage requires a lot of planning, drawing, and meeting, this could take between six weeks and up to four months. The larger your renovation project, the longer this phase will be.
The third phase is the prep and construction stage. During the prep phase, your contractor will secure the permits, order the materials and prepare the schedule for the crew. While this phase may extend to several months, it typically takes four to eight weeks. After finishing the prep phase, your contractor will move to the construction stage, which has the biggest impact on the timeline. For small home renovations, construction may take 4 to 6 months while large home renovations take 6 to 12 months and maybe even longer.
What Are the Factors That Affect the Estimated Project Length?
The three phases of remodeling provide an estimated timeline on how long your project will take, but be sure to consider the following factors as well:
- House Size
As previously mentioned, the bigger the house, the more time it takes to complete the project. As such, each phase of the process may take longer than the expected timeline.
- Structural Issues
As demolition begins, your contractors may find existing structural issues that may affect the schedule. This includes mold and water damage as well as a cracked foundation.
- Unpredictable Weather
While most builders are used to working through all kinds of temperatures, extreme unpredictable weather like hailstorms and rainfalls may grind the project to a halt. Remember that wet conditions can compromise the pouring of the foundation and keep the framing from going up in time.
Here at Nuss Construction Company, we understand that time is of the essence when it comes to the projects we handle. Whether you’re planning for a kitchen or bathroom remodeling, or even an entire home renovation, our contractors will make sure to follow your expected timeline as diligently as possible. Call us today at (856) 988-9982, or fill out our online contact form. We proudly serve homeowners in Cherry Hill and Moorestown, NJ.