You may be surprised to learn that planning for a renovation typically takes about twice as long as the renovation itself!
Homeowners spend on average 8 months planning a kitchen renovation and 4-5 months under construction.* Reasons for this time frame can vary, but we’ve broken it down in simple terms below.
Understanding what you want is the first step in the journey
We’re fortunate in the digital age to have access to a plethora of images of other peoples’ work and designs to use as inspiration. Unfortunately, understanding how that can translate into your own space is challenging. Typically, homeowners start collecting a variety of pictures they like and do their best to paint a picture of what their dream home can look like. This process can be delightful, but there can be challenges as well. How do you keep all this inspiration organized, and will any of it even actually help build your dream kitchen?
The second big challenge is determining the cost of actually building the design you’ve found into your dream kitchen
Today, customers spend weeks seeking out contractors through word of mouth, online lead generation services, and even asking the person that drives by in a truck. Once you’ve found a few contractors to give you a quote, you’ll typically need to wait a few weeks to get pricing finalized (if you have plans). This timeline will be extended if you’re looking for a builder to help plan or if you’re using an outside designer or architect.
All this time waiting to see if your design ideas and quotes match your actual budget can take upwards of a few months. Homeowners who use Remodel It to find inspiration and estimate renovation costs can reduce this time spent planning your renovation and connecting with contractors down to a couple of days! You’ll be armed with an instant estimate and design ideas while we do the legwork to find the perfect contractor for your project. Once we help you get construction underway, don’t forget to follow our tips on keeping you home clean during a renovation.