How To Develop a Home Remodel Timeline
When it comes to a remodel timeline and budget, the one thing you need to set is a goal. Most of the time, the timeline relies on the sub-contractors and their availability. We suggest having some flexibility on the timeline. In our experience, there is typically something that comes up that could be more time consuming, more expensive, or both. If you are looking for a way to develop a home remodel timeline, we suggest forming that around these processes.
Plan everything before getting started. This might seem like a common sense process, but you would be surprised at the amount of people that just start demo-ing before planning anything out. Get rough estimates from your contractors, plan out what needs to be prioritized and what can wait, rent a dumpster, and do not forget to acquire any permits that are necessary to begin the remodel. This could take anywhere from a few weeks to a couple of months.
This, for some people, is the fun part! Get all of that unwanted and old stuff out of the house. It’s going to look worse before it gets better, but this part of the timeline is the most necessary process. During this process, many things can come to light in regards to issues in functionality, framing, etc. We suggest allowing 3-4 weeks for this process, depending on how big of a remodel you are diving into.
If there is any work that needs to be completed that happens behind the wall, that is referred to as “rough-in” work. This all needs to be done before any drywall or flooring is placed in to prevent any damages or rework. Electrical, plumbing, drywall, framing, etc. are all crucial items to pay attention to. Also, have a layout of where you want everything to go. If you don’t know where the refrigerator is going, then how can the electrician know where to put outlets and switches? Once the drywall is in, it’s time to move on to the fun part! This process should take roughly 1-2 weeks.
- The Fillers
We like to call this the pretty part. Install the cabinets so you can pick out the fixtures like countertops, sinks, and even the knobs. Door and window surroundings are next. If you are going to have carpeting, you want to make sure that anything hanging should be installed beforehand. Flooring is one of the last things you want to do as to avoid any damage from walking around, paint, falling objects, etc. All in all, this step should be anywhere from 10-20 days.
- Clean Up & Finishing Touches
The last thing before moving back in is to install the trim and frame work (if not already) and clean up the debris and loose particles around the home. The last thing you should do after the space has been cleaned is replace the air vents and furnace, if you have one. A professional cleaner should do the trick. All of this should take about 5-10 days, if you have to put in trim and frame work.
So that’s it. As we said before, each remodel will require something different, so make sure to take all of these into consideration when attempting to remodel a room in your house.
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