How does the remodel process work?

Of course all of this depends on complexity, but for a basic remodel project, expect:

  • Measure up (1-2 hours)
  • As-built drawings (3-5 hours depending on the size and complexity of the house)
  • 2-3 quick sketches (freehand) of different options, and approximately 3-5 meetings of revisions
  • Draft 'hard line' of the final option (8-10 hours)
  • Present drawings to builders for estimates (first speed bump)
  • Modify as needed to fit project budget
  • Engineering (approx. $100/hr., 10-15 hours)
  • Prepare final bid set (10-15 hours)
  • Resubmission to builder for bid
  • Apply for permit
  • Construction starts