What is the timeline for the house remodeling project?

Every project is different, but you can usually expect a whole-home remodeling project to last between 16 weeks (4 months) and 24 weeks (6 months). More complicated projects or projects that suffer several unforeseen delays may take longer. After the design phase comes the construction phase. The construction phase can last anywhere from a few weeks to a few months, depending on the size and scope of the project.

If you just joined us, be sure to check out this post about how I inherited this house and this post about how to start planning a remodel. The best thing I did in our budgeting and planning process was to include a contingency budget in our plan. Most people will tell you to make a 10 to 20% contingency budget, depending on the complexity of your project. People often think that obtaining permissions should be a quick process, as simple as filling out a web form.

But it can take anywhere from two weeks to a month. However, before doing any work, you have to plan, hire contractors, obtain permits, etc., all of which take time. The most important aspect of the planning process is to make sure you have enough money to pay for the project, regardless of how big or small the scope of the work is. So, the second step of planning a home remodel is to make a simple list of the work you want to do and decide if it's something you can do yourself or not.

Once you've prepared your plan and chosen your contractor, it's time to start the demolition. To make way for the new, the old must first be cleaned. This involves not only demolition but also the removal of debris, so you'll likely have to rent a large rolling container to collect the waste. This will minimize risks and mess during your demolition project and allow you to finish it as quickly, safely and smoothly as possible.

If you decide to carry out the demolition work yourself, be careful and follow all safety precautions. Demolition can be very dangerous, especially if it is carried out in a haphazard manner. Once the demolition work has been completed, the “initial process” can begin. Because cables and pipes may need to be rewired, try to do all the roughing work before working on floors, drywall, and paint, as they could be damaged in the process.

Painting is something you can do yourself, but it can also be a tiring job. Progressive, which values receiving advice with the utmost care through a smooth remodeling process, is an award-winning luxury design and construction firm that specializes in entire home remodeling, room extensions, kitchen and bathroom remodels, as well as outdoor kitchens or outdoor living spaces. The various costs that go into remodeling a home can be very different from what you think, so make an up-to-date list of all the essential items and the ones you want to have in a spreadsheet.

Mario Krakowsky
Mario Krakowsky

Mario is a dedicated writer with over 15 years of experience in home remodeling, possesses an innate passion for transforming spaces and giving life to homes. His deep industry knowledge, coupled with practical insights, has made him a trusted source of inspiration for DIY enthusiasts and professional remodelers alike.