Project Expectations

"How long will my project take? ...What will my project cost?"

These are some of the most important questions you might have about your remodeling project. Without knowing all the details of your specific project, however, it’s difficult for us to precisely answer them here. To guide you, we’ve provided below some of the average pricing and timeframes for various project types to help you set some initial expectations for your remodeling project.

Project Timeline

The following indicates the average timeframes you can expect for a remodeling project in your home.  These timeframes can vary greatly depending on the size and scope of your remodel, as well as many other key components unique to your project or dictated by manufacturing and market conditions. Within each stage, there are also several integral “behind the scenes” actions happening such as pulling permits, getting variances when needed, and ordering the materials for your project. We do our best to create a structure and communicate the process to allow you to still live life in your home in the midst of the disruption of a remodel.

The Design Phase, which includes floor plan options, elevations and 3-D renderings with preliminary selections, is typically 6-12 weeks. The scope of work established in this phase determines the timing to construction start.

Construction Phase Timeframes

When construction begins on your project, the type of project dictates the amount of time to completion.

  • Kitchen Update : 6-10 Weeks
  • Kitchen : 12-16 Weeks
  • Bathroom : 10-14 Weeks
  • Basement : 12-16 Weeks
  • Room Addition : 4-6 Months
  • Whole House Projects : 6-12 Months
  • Outdoor Living : 3-6 Months

Project Budgets

Budgets can be difficult to give appropriate expectations for simply because every project is different. The rough ballpark ranges for several project types below are based on our experience. We will be able to give you a much more accurate range based on your specific project once we have seen your space and gotten more information from you about your project goals.

Average Remodeling Costs

  • Kitchen : $80,000 – $200,000+
  • Master Bathroom : $80,000 – $150,000+
  • Hall Bathroom : $40,000 – $65,000
  • Basement : $80,000 – $200,000+
  • Room Addition : $100,000+
  • Outdoor Living : $75,000 – $200,000+

Once your project cost has been established, we break it down into regular payments known as a Draw Schedule. This allows your remodeling investment to be spread out through the duration of your project rather than as larger payments made at the beginning or end. Changes to the scope of your project that affect the cost are handled through addendums to your contract.

Remodeling Magazine’s Cost vs. Value Report is also a great reference when you’re considering budget expectations for a remodeling project in your home. This report is compiled from the averages on permits that are pulled in regions around the country and are meant to give you an idea of what homeowners are investing.

More Information

Not sure what “Design-Build Remodeling” is? Click here for more information on what it is and the benefits it offers for your home remodeling projects.

To get a more specific idea for your individual Greater Cincinnati area project, contact us today for a Complimentary In-Home Consultation.

Have a kitchen remodel project in mind and not sure what you’ll need to know? Our Homeowner’s Guide to Kitchen Remodeling is a fantastic resource to get you started.