Planning Phase for Home Remodeling Can Last Longer than Construction Time

) looked at renovation projects, including interior remodels and additions, exterior upgrades and outdoor projects, and home systems, that were done by homeowners during 2019. It also includes insight about median project costs, motivation for renovating, and the challenges of staying on budget.

It found that planning for master bathrooms took 5.4 months and 4.8 months for guest bathrooms. Even a seemingly straightforward project like a closet renovation required 5.7 months of planning.

So when you’re working with clients who are considering renovations in preparation to sell, it may help them to know that they’ll need to get an early start to hit a planned deadline.

Here’s a chart worth sharing with clients who are contemplating a remodeling project.