The Construction Process
For most home renovation projects, our construction phase will typically resemble this course of action:
First and foremost, we create the full project specification, the inventory of necessary materials, and start acquiring them. Once most of what we need is on stock or on its way, we proceed to the next phase. As each of our projects is individual, it is impossible to give a general time estimate for this process.
Protective Measures and Demolition
Before we start the demolition phase, we make sure to protect all the surrounding areas in your home. We apply protective measures to floors, install plastic walls, and take any necessary protective measurements. We strive to make the demolition phase as short, clean, and controlled as possible.
Once everything is either out of the way or protected, we start the building phase. This is the part where we execute the construction of any new elements. This differs for each of our remodeling projects, depending on the space, elements involved and the level of change required.
This is the stage of the construction phase when the electrical, mechanical, or plumbing-related elements are brought in. Usually, the final connections and installations of these elements aren’t yet finalized.
Different home remodeling projects have different requirements in terms of inspections and permits. It is approximately in this phase of the construction stage, that we have the inspector come in and offer their approval. At D & R Design we are adamant about getting all the permits for your home renovation. Skipping on a permit means that you don’t get what you pay for. We recommend never skipping on a permit, even if it’s a bit of a hassle.
Tasks such as insulation or air sealing can only be completed once the inspections are over. We make sure to get all the permits before executing this phase of your home renovation.
Closing the Walls
This is one of the most exciting and messy phases of the construction. On one hand, we finally begin concluding your project, yet, on the other, the dust that is accumulated can feel somewhat overwhelming. As messy as this phase might be, it will bring us close to the end of your home improvement project.
This is the stage that makes every homeowner rejoice. We finish flooring, painting the walls, and the tiles if required. This is one of the final stages of the construction phase and it requires time and attention.
This stage can drastically differ depending on the room that we are remodeling. Kitchens usually have the most components (cabinets, drawers, etc.) and require the most time, however, a bathroom or home office comes with its particular challenges as well. Fitting all the furniture requires careful attention to detail and time to properly do so.
This phase mostly applies to kitchen remodeling projects, where the expensive stone counters can only be cut and measured once the base cabinets have been installed. This requires a series of precision cuts to expensive stone material, which will afterward be polished, delivered, and installed in your kitchen.
Once everything is in its final place, we can finish installing the electrical and eventual plumbing fixtures. At this stage, we put extra emphasis on working in a clean manner. The end of this stage will make your remodeled room functional, yet not completely finished.
This is the highlight of the project. We finish all the final touch-ups, make sure everything is functional, and meticulously clean up at the end. In the end, we will ask you to inspect the facility yourself and make sure you are happy with your newly remodeled room.
Reach Out Today
We are so glad you have decided to reach out to us to complete your project!
We believe in being as transparent as possible on timelines, while some projects can start sooner we are typically booked out months ahead of time. We are humbled and honored if this timeline works for you and you decide to wait for our team. Please be aware that in order to provide the best results possible we are limited to the amount and types of projects we can take on at one time. We will review your dream project and may conclude that we are unable to take it on at this time. If this is the case, someone from our team will reach out to you.
Please allow 2-3 business days for our team to respond. We look forward to working with you!
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