The expression “timing is everything” can apply to many facets of life. When it comes to a home remodel, you want the project to remain on schedule from start to finish (or finish sooner than expected). As you look to hire a design/build company, here are some things that can help keep your project on schedule.
Go Over the Timeline With Your Design/Build Company
If a contractor can’t provide you with a written timeline before you give them a check, you should probably choose another design/build company. While you may not receive a detailed timeline before signing the contract, you should have a good idea of the start and completion dates as well as some other key dates, like when they will request permits, demolition, cabinet delivery, and plumbing and electrical work. Once you finalize your plans, the timeline should be set.
Although you likely won’t get an update every day of your project, you should receive an update on your home remodel at least once per week. This may be in the form of a call or an in-person conversation with the job foreman, or it may be via online software that you can log into and check at any time.
However, communication needs to go both ways. Let your contractor know questions you have or scheduling issues as soon as they come up. When you communicate back and forth, work is more likely to get done how you expected and when you expected.
Have a Plan for Pets & Kids
This is especially true on days when it’s going to be loud or when the contractors will be in and out of your home frequently (like tile installation in a bathroom). Although the workers want to keep your pets, kids and property safe, they also have a job to do. When you have a plan to stay out of each other’s way, the job can continue as it should and the project can finish on time.
Follow Through on Your Deadlines
Although you may not think that you need to make design decisions by a certain date, if you want your project to move forward on time, you must. Even seemingly minor things like cabinet knobs may take weeks to come in and when you don’t let your design/build company know your choice by the date they’ve provided, the project can’t finish on time.
G.M. Roth Will Complete Your Project On-Time
G.M. Roth Design Remodeling has been providing remodeling services to northern Massachusetts and southern New Hampshire for nearly 35 years. We have perfected our process to finish on time and on budget, and our online software lets you know exactly what’s going on at any time. We also invite you to talk to your project coordinator with questions as they arise. We’d love to be the design/build company you choose for your home remodel! Call us today at (603) 880-3761 or fill out our contact form to get started.