Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither will the addition or changes to your home. Good planning, scheduling and communication with your contractor will help the process move along smoothly. It is important that you and your contractor are in agreement about the scope, budget, and elements of your remodel before any work begins.
Good planning starts simply with recognizing you have a “house” problem and calling a professional remodeler that offers a design and build service. Thirty (30) to sixty (60) days is normal for the development of plans, acquiring the necessary zoning and building permits and arriving at a final building contract. Thirty (30) to a hundred and eighty (180) working days is normal for the house to be under construction when doing significant remodeling or completing an addition to your home.
Change orders for items not planned for during the original planning or delayed selections will extend the projected time. Depending on how extensive the remodeling is in the existing house will determine how much disruption to your daily life will take place.
Ask for a written schedule of events before the projects starts. Things will vary, but at least you will have an idea about what is supposed to happen when. This makes it easier for you to have selections made, have materials on the job or be out of town at the appropriate time.
Verbal communication on a daily basis helps keep things moving. Some days will be worse than others, but remember, when it is finished, it will be worth it!!