What Causes Remodeling Delays?



Remodeling projects are a great way to improve your home in Beaverton, OR, and make it look new. However, some remodels can come with significant delays due to several factors. Be sure to watch out for and avoid these issues that often cause remodeling delays.

Poor Planning

Poor planning is usually the root cause of many remodeling delays. Accurate measurements, ordering materials and meticulous scheduling are paramount to any successful project. However, they can be overlooked in the rush for completion. Poor planning can create a bottleneck and stifle progress.

Unforeseen Circumstances

Some things are simply out of your or your contractor’s control. For example, trees may need to be removed or plumbing can malfunction in ways that weren’t foreseeable when plans were laid out. These kinds of issues can cost time and money and lead to delays in any project.

Poor Communication

Most remodels involve multiple parties, and the lack of cohesive communication between these parties can often lead to delays. Poor communication leads to confusion and missed deadlines that sap time from the project as demands are made repeatedly. 

Unreliable Contractors

Sometimes the contractor hired to perform the remodel isn’t reliable and fails to meet deadlines. This can be one of the most frustrating delays as you have no control over their work schedule or decisions unless they respond promptly to inquiries.

Unclear Expectations

Having unclear expectations can lead to a frequent reframing of goals and significant delays. If you are expecting too much too soon or don’t have an understanding of the process, moving forward becomes problematic as both you and your contractor become frustrated with the constant adjustments.

The Impact of Delays

Delays can impact your budget as you will likely spend more money than originally planned to meet your deadlines. If the kitchen estimate is not accurate or the bathroom cost provided does not match the budget available, delays will be inevitable.

Additionally, it can be incredibly stressful for all parties involved. Your home life could be thrown off-kilter since you have to deal with construction noise and dust for a longer time, or your contractor may have to deal with unexpected requests that could affect their process. 

Let’s Start a Conversation!

Looking for a general contractor near you? At DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Beaverton in Beaverton, OR, we avoid project delays by having clear communication, realistic expectations and reliable workers. You can trust us to be professional and transparent all the way. To schedule a consultation, call us at (503) 214-2167 or fill out our contact form.

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