Are you planning to renovate part of your house, such as the kitchen, bathroom, or basement? Or you have noticed that your entire home needs renovation. Sometimes, you have a target date for completion for different reasons, like you will have visitors, a celebration, or you need to sell your house urgently. Whether it is only a part or the entire house, it is better to know how long it takes to renovate a home.
Nowadays, most homeowners want their houses updated to keep pace with the trending styles and add functionality, comfort, and value. However, most of them also wanted to finish their project as soon as possible. But the construction period is sometimes challenging to know or estimate as each project has a unique set of needs that can affect the project timelines.
It is easy for a contractor to estimate how long the project will last as long as your contractor is experienced with the specific project you want to finish. So, you may want to research the previous project of your contractor before hiring them. SIMCORP Construction & Remodeling is a general contractor in Port St. Lucie, serving Port St. Lucie, Fort Pierce, Stuart, and surrounding areas for almost five decades now. You can learn how to find a reliable contractor for a specific project by checking our guide on working with contractors.
Below are the stages of a construction process that will give you an idea of how long a construction project takes.
Sometimes, before researching, you have already decided to renovate your house. But during this process, filling out the answers to your questions gives you different insights that may affect your decision, like budget, part of your house that will be affected, and the project timeline. Knowing this, the research stage could take two weeks to 2 months depending on how much homework, your budget, completion date, etc.
At this stage, you are probably working with the style of renovation you want, considering your budget in hand. You can do this by checking the internet for ideas, especially blogs and social media. You can keep files on ideas and information you come across. This will help you until the construction process as the basis for the project.
The planning stage is where you have decided on the styles in your mind, including writing them down on paper or doing sketches. Depending on how many revisions for your theme concept, this could go from a few months to 6 months.
During the planning stage, it is recommended to seek advice from the professional to fill out different questions in mind. It will be helpful to have some advice from a contractor to hasten your planning stage. They are experts in the various aspects of a renovation.
Remember that planning should be refined well before the implementation. It is better to put a lot more time into the planning stage to have an excellent and successful renovation.
Hiring the Right Contractor
The successful outcome regarding home remodeling starts with hiring not only the professional or experienced but the best general contractor. Learn our guide on how to hire a contractor and what to ask before having one.
Having a contractor will help you through the process of construction and will make your project easy. They are the ones who will take care of permits, choosing of materials, hire particular labor, advice on designs, provide a warranty, shorten the project timeline, etc. You can check our blog regarding the responsibility of a general contractor.
The pre-construction stage consists of getting the requirements from the local government, surveying the construction site, scheduling, organizing the contractor/sub-contractors, material supplies quotations, etc.
In this stage, this can go on for weeks to months, depending on the recommendation of a contractor. This can vary because of available materials, planning on schedules, permitting, and the size of the project.
To begin with, cosmetic renovations may take several weekends to 3 months. These are construction for repairs only where the main structures are not affected. Somehow just updating the part of the house.
Secondly, medium renovations will last from several weeks to 6 months. Examples are kitchen remodeling, bathroom remodeling, or remodeling some parts of your house. These renovations are the one that affects plumbing, electricity, house structure, etc. Depending on the size of the project dictates how long the process lasts.
Lastly is the major renovation, which can last from 6 months to over one year. These large projects include large-scale issues like foundation repair, structural repair, large house addition projects, adding 2nd story, or even whole house renovation.
This last stage consists of the requirement for obtaining the final sign-off by the needed parties. For whole house renovation, some local governments require an occupancy certificate of completion before moving to the house. Also, this is where the warranties and defects liability needs to settle with your local contractor. Knowing this, the completion stage may last up to 3 months, depending on the matter stated.
Most homeowners want their remodeling project finished as soon as possible because some have a target date. But, regardless of the duration, a very important matter involving renovation is the design, functionality, and quality of the finished product. As long as this will satisfy your needs, you can say that you have a successful home renovation.
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