If you are lucky enough to be doing a whole house remodel, it might be a good idea to speak with your house-remodeling contractor about phased construction. What's that? Basically, it's working on a master plan on the beginning to then divide into smaller phases that can be completed over the years.
Seems like a nice idea, doesn't it? So, it's fair to ask: what are the benefits of a phased construction?
When you have a whole house remodel project and you consider a phased construction, you have more flexibility in your plan. You can plan for the production of the entire project and complete one project at a time within that scope. If you change your ideas or need some time to catch up with your budget, you can hold off on any further projects for a while.
When you phase a project, you can take your time and break down your project into more manageable chunks. You may not have all financial resources at the onset of the project and your financing may take some time to come through. However, you can begin the project.
The shorter the project is, the less it will cost you in materials, supplies, and labor. Smaller phases of a master project will be more cost effective in the beginning.
Try It Before You Buy It
Sometimes choosing to do a phased construction will give you a better picture of how the entire remodel will look in the end. As each area remodel is completed, it gives you a chance to focus on the next area rather than trying to see the big picture. This also gives you a chance to live in the home, rethink each area, and make plan changes if you see that the plan won’t work like you hoped.
While it may cost you more in labor, materials, and supplies later on down the road, due to labor and material price increases, it could save you money more in the beginning. A smaller scope project will be more cost effective in the beginning. less labor, less materials, but more time to save.
What you see on paper doesn’t always translate into what you thought you wanted at the time. Phased construction may be just the home remodeling plan you need to ensure you truly get the home of your dreams instead of a, “I wish I thought of that before” home. These are only a few of the advantages of doing your house remodeling one phase at a time.
Posted November 01, 2016
by Gabriel Posternak.