The 5 Stages of Remodeling

The 5 Stages of Remodeling

BY Theresa Ulrich On

There are many stages when starting your remodeling project. There are five important stages you can expect to go through: planning, budgeting, demolition, construction and cleanup. If you stay involved with each stage, particularly when it comes to selecting building products, you can ensure your project stays on track and on budget.

Stage 1: Planning

You want to stay extremely organized when you begin a remodeling project or home addition. You’ll first need to decide on the size and style of your project and then start a list of all your “must have” features and products. Sticking to your product list is very important when staying on budget and on schedule. Even a minor change can cause delays if the product needs to be ordered or doesn’t fit properly with the sink you have selected.

Stage 2: Budgeting

Make sure that you get a couple of written estimates from licensed contractors, architects and designers. Be sure that your project increases the value of your home by more than its cost.

Stage 3: Demolition

Removing such elements as walls and wiring, carpet and flooring can be tough and dirty work, but if you’re willing to do it yourself you will save a lot of money. These savings can go back into the project for amenities you weren’t sure you could afford. No matter who does the demolition, be sure to prepare your home for this disruption by removing breakables from your wall and protecting your furniture and floors. It may be the shortest stage of remodeling, but it can create havoc for you and your home if you aren’t well prepared.

Stage 4: Construction

If your project is a large one, like a kitchen remodel or new addition, you might want to consider temporarily moving out of your home. If being without electricity, heat or water for a few days is too disruptive to your lifestyle, look into staying with family or friends or at a hotel that offers special extended-stay rates.

Stage 5: Cleanup

Just like demolition, this is a labor-intensive job, but it will certainly offset your costs if you do some of the work. Just think once all the dust and debris is removed you can begin to decorate and enjoy your newly remodeled home.

Keeping these stages in mind during your home remodel will help your project stay on budget and on time. 

Remember KGT Builders specializes in kitchen, bathroom, and entire home remodels. We have remodeling projects in many communities located in Naples, Florida which includes: Moorings, Pelican Bay, Pelican Marsh, Kensington, Vineyards, Coquina Sands, Autumn Woods, Wyndemere, Old Naples and countless other communities in the Southwest Florida area.

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