The challenge of undertaking a major construction project in their home can be intimidating for most people. The reasons for this are many. The construction process is not clearly understood and the fear of the unknown sets in, causing anxiety about the project. Budget constraints can add another layer of stress to the process. The many horror stories about troubled and failed projects are, unfortunately, rampant in the remodeling industry. The overwhelming number of decisions and selections that need to be made in a condensed time frame is often more pressure than most people ever experience in such a short period of time. The resistance to change can be paralyzing to the point of indecision, stifling creativity and adding even more stress to the process. The list goes on.
A remodeling project in your home does not have to be a black hole of fear. When you can see how the whole construction management process works and how seamlessly all of the moving parts come together, it can actually be a lot of fun, especially when you are driving the process! What can be more exciting than seeing your vision, one that you’ve dreamed about for years, become a reality? And, the best part is how rewarding it feels when you start enjoying the new spaces you’ve created. Let’s get started on helping you get started on that new project.
Here at APEX, we attempt to demystify the process for our clients with our Project Roadmap and Project Milestones document. Our Project Roadmap is an overview of how your remodeling project gets from vision to reality. There are eight milestones. The first four are in what we call the Preconstruction Phase and the second four are in the Construction Phase. Here is what your roadmap to a successful project looks like:
- Project Feasibility – Determine if the project can be done
- Budget & Timetable – How much it will cost & how long it will take
- Design Completion – The back of a napkin becomes a set of plans
- Construction Estimate – Detail the scope of work and the total cost
- Construction Agreement – The contract documents
- Framing Completion – The first big milestone
- Drywall Completion – The next big milestone
- Project Completion – Job well done, time to celebrate!
Our Project Milestones offer a detailed description of what takes place at each one of these steps and helps to simplify the journey for you.
The ideal outcome of working together is a successful project that comes in on time and under budget. We have everything in place to help guide you through the entire construction process. It has taken us many years and hundreds of projects to perfect this process and offer you a journey with a minimum amount of risk and a maximum level of fun as you watch your vision become a reality.
With our Project Roadmap and Project Milestones we can help you avoid the twists and turns and nasty surprises that fuel horror stories, giving you a great experience and a smooth journey throughout your project.