Congratulations – you’ve finally decided to go through the entire process of remodeling to achieve your dream home! To ensure it goes as smoothly as possible, it helps to know what you can expect from start to finish.
A whole-home remodel requires months of planning and execution. Here is an overview of a typical home remodeling timeline.
First Week: Consultation
Your remodeler would want to know your vision for your home. That’s why the first week is typically dedicated to consultations and discussions about your home remodeling ideas. Your contractor will also advise you on the feasibility of your ideas, financing options and what to expect throughout the entire remodeling process.
The Next 12 Weeks: Design and Blueprint
You’ll sign an agreement with your contractors as early as the second week. Afterward, they’ll measure all rooms that will be renovated, review the initial design plans and give you another feasibility summary. You’ll sign another commitment letter with your design team once they’ve accomplished the final design plans, budget requirements and estimates.
The Next 10 Weeks: Finalization
After months of planning, construction pre-planning goes underway. During this phase, you are expected to inspect the materials that will be used for your remodel. The designers will also use diagrams or a special software to show what your space will look like.
Securing permits, locking in work schedules, managing site security and other aspects will be accomplished in this phase, too.
The Next 9 Months: Construction
The remodel will commence during this stage. The construction and planning team will talk to you about site security, any issues they may encounter during the project and other points of interest. You should also expect regular updates on the progress of your remodel.
Factors That Could Extend Your Project Timeline
It’s possible for your remodel to take longer than expected, depending on the following factors:
- Structural issues – If you have an old home, its foundation may already be weak or require repairs. In this case, your contractor must address this issue before starting the renovation.
- Change orders – It’s not uncommon for homeowners to change their minds in the middle of a project. Change orders may be done, but these will definitely push back your timeline.
For quality remodeling services, you can trust Design Build Remodeling Group of Maryland. Call us today at (443) 300-2268, or complete our contact form for a no-obligation consultation!