Common Causes of Remodeling Delays



Delays can take away some of the excitement of major remodeling projects. Fortunately, remodeling delays are often preventable. In today’s post, DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Huntsville discusses some of the most common causes of remodeling delays, and what you can do to prevent them.

Poor Planning

Every home remodeling project needs a detailed plan. Every single decision — what materials to use, which remodelers to hire, what day to begin — is a building block that contributes to keeping a project on track. One of the best aspects of home remodeling is that it’s never too early to start planning for one. You can take your time to look up what you need to know and compare options while preparing your budget. By the time you schedule a consultation with a remodeler, you’ll know enough to come up with a foolproof remodeling plan.

Inclement Weather

There are, of course, forces that are simply beyond anyone’s control. Inclement weather would be the first thing on anyone’s mind, and the best anyone can do to keep the project on track is to plan for it — your remodeler should have a few days built into the remodeling timeline to accommodate weather-related delays.

Unforeseen Problems

In terms of remodeling, unforeseen problems typically take the form of hidden problems that only get revealed after the project can be started. Common examples are water damage and when the original structure is found to be non-code-compliant. These problems have to be addressed before remodeling can proceed, which can result in a prolonged remodeling timeline. Like weather-related delays, such problems can be mitigated by taking contingency measures into account during planning.

Scope Creep

Scope creep happens when additional tasks are added to the original plan after the project has started. It could be something as simple as a change in mind about the floor tile color, or it could be a change to the footprint size of the home addition. Either way, it will cause delays because additional materials will need to be ordered and additional work hours will need to be rendered. In some cases, permits and other paperwork may need to be amended.

What DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Huntsville Can Do for You

DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Huntsville offers a full-service approach that includes thorough planning and communication that helps keep delays to a minimum. Our six-step process starts with a design consultation and home survey where our experienced designers listen to your specific needs and vision, followed by a design review and proposal.

Our agreements are clearly worded to make sure that everyone is on the same page regarding materials, timeline completion estimates and cost allotment, among others. Before work begins, we hold a conference meeting to review the renovation and installation process details. Throughout the project, a designated project manager will be your point person who you can turn to for project updates and questions.

Let’s Start a Conversation!

Let DreamMaker Bath & Kitchen of Huntsville help you get your remodeling plans started with a no-obligation consultation. Call us at (256) 670-1834, or contact us online. We serve homeowners in Huntsville, Madison and New Hope. We also serve Owens Cross Roads, Gurley, Triana, Meridianville, Moores Mill, Redstone Arsenal, Harvest and Hazel Green.

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