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You’ve finally done it! You have saved up the money after careful planning and strategic budgeting to afford the home renovation you’ve always wanted. Your discipline is about to pay off as you embark on the journey of renovating a house. Take a step back and congratulate yourself for a moment, because now is when the work really begins.
Like any major project, renovating a home requires meticulous planning and near flawless execution to materialize your vision. In addition to renovation costs, you need to be prepared with a qualified general contractor, interior designer, or plumbing and electrical specialist. Once you have all these, begin renovating. You might be wondering, how long does it take to renovate a house? Or, how long in terms of my home?
Below, we will detail the average timelines of some common home renovations as well as provide insight into the renovation process in general. While this may seem daunting at first, it is also terribly exciting.
Obviously, remodeling project lengths and estimates are hard things to come by. Each house is specific and therefore each project is specific. Imagine your house to be a living being—this project is a form of surgery. Like any surgery, the end result is meant to improve your quality of life but the means by which you get there vary dramatically.
Starting with a quality general contractor for large enterprises is a great first step, especially if this is your first time undergoing such a project. Talk to neighbors, do the exhaustive online research, and try to find someone who is well respected within the space and specializes in what you are looking to do. Of course, if you are slightly more experienced, you can generate a list of subcontractors yourself to do your bidding on your timeline, potentially saving money along the way.
Whatever the case may be, below we’ll detail some of the most common types of renovations seen in homes and their approximate construction durations thanks to a helpful poll done by Home Advisor.
This is the largest category in terms of renovation costs and time involved. These remodeling projects generally require far more than aesthetic facelifts. You will expose the guts of your home (electrical, plumbing, wood framing, wall innards) and then build out from scratch. These projects have the greatest variance in terms of cost for the same reasons. Thus, it’s always better to have 20% of your budget set aside for any mishaps or unexpected problems that arise.
For pretty much all types of construction, it’s best to have a dedicated space on your property for two things: supplies and a dumpster. Creating a space for the contractors to leave their equipment, stage supplies for your project, and safely remove all debris during demo and construction will go a long way in establishing a mutually respected relationship (between you and your contractors).
The smallest and most manageable batch of house renovation projects, will vary greatly in terms of cost and time but are still shorter than the home-sweeping indoor/outdoor types listed above.
Whatever the renovation project may be, always go in with a plan. Decide on the scope of your project and your budget. This will help determine the timeline and how long your home will be under construction. From there, enlist the help of professionals as needed to ensure you get the very best attention paid to your home. And take care of those professionals! Leaving out a bagel platter, lemonade on hot days or even just lunches from time to time will go a long way for the hardworking people in your home.
Throughout this article, we’ve touched a bit about creating a healthy relationship between you and those working on your home. But why, exactly? Because contractors are relationship-driven professionals. If they feel valued, respected, and appreciated, then they will work harder to ensure that you hit your project deadlines. The relationship itself can be a major factor in the timeline of the aforementioned processes.
Should you create lasting relationships, these professionals will understand your home intuitively, ensuring that repairs and future remodels are executed perfectly!
Options for Temporary Housing While Construction is Ongoing
While you’re planning for your house renovation, take into account that you may need to relocate while the project is underway. If this is the case for you, Zeus Living has you covered for comfortable temporary housing.
With our fully-furnished corporate housing, you can enjoy peace of mind knowing that we have the essentials covered. You’re home, from the moment you walk through your front door. Better yet, what’s more rewarding than taking a vacation while your house is being renovated, only to return to the finished developments? Choose one of Zeus’s many incredibly located temporary homes and treat yourself as the project runs its course!
House Beautiful. How Long It Takes To Renovate Every Single Room In Your House. https://www.housebeautiful.com/home-remodeling/a25588459/home-renovation-timeline/
The Wanderlust Kitchen. How To Develop a Home Remodel Timeline and Budget. https://thewanderlustkitchen.com/develop-home-remodel-timeline-budget/
Home Advisor. How Long Will Your Home Be Under Construction? https://www.homeadvisor.com/r/home-construction-timeline/