Spill the Tea: Ground Up Construction
The construction of a new home is a complex and lengthy process that requires careful planning and coordination. Depending on the size and complexity of the project, it can take anywhere from several months to a few years or more to complete. While there is no definitive answer as to how long it takes to move into a newly constructed home, the average timeframe is generally up to about 3 years. It takes about 1 year to work with the architect and get all of your permits- essentially, to break ground. And another 2 years of building until you are able to move into the home.
For extensive remodels, it can take anywhere from 6-18 months from start to finish . The timeline for a remodel will depend on the size and scope of the project. For example, a small kitchen remodel may only take a few weeks, while a larger project like a whole-house renovation can take up to a year or more to complete.
If you are building a home from scratch, it is important to factor in the time it will take to design and plan your home, as well as the time needed to construct it. The entire process can take several years to complete, so it is important to be patient and understand that there may be delays along the way. Ultimately, the goal is to have a beautiful and functional home that you can enjoy for many years to come.
Once the construction of your home is complete, you will need to obtain a certificate of occupancy from your local municipality. This document indicates that your home meets all the necessary building code requirements and is safe for habitation. Once you have obtained your certificate of occupancy, you can officially move into your new home.
There are a few key players within building a home from the ground up. The architect, general contractor, and interior designer are the holy trinity. The architect is the mastermind behind the design of your home. They will take into consideration your budget, style preferences and the site conditions to create a floor plan that meets all of your needs. The general contractor is responsible for coordinating all aspects of the construction process, from hiring subcontractors to ordering materials and overseeing the day-to-day progress of the project. The interior designer works closely with you to select all the finishes for your home, from flooring and countertops to fixtures and hardware.
If you are planning on building a new home or undertaking a large renovation project, it is important to work with a team of experienced professionals who can help you navigate the process and ensure that your project is completed on time and within budget. It's also important that they are able to work as a team and see your vision as a whole. Make sure that your communication between yourself as the client and the 'holy trinity' members is spot on. You want to be able to tell them what you want in the home and have them be able to not only understand it but execute it as well. If you're someone who likes things a certain way and wants to be hands on in the process, make sure that your personalities align with those of the professionals you're working with. Building a home is a huge investment, so you want to make sure that you are comfortable with the team you have in place.
It's important for the architect and interior designer to understand your style. The design focus is important for the architect to keep in mind. The interior designer should, of course, understand your style very well. They're the one who is going to flesh out all of those details that make that space what it is. The contractor, on the other hand, doesn't need to understand or appreciate your certain style. As long as they're good at what they do, they should be able to make anything happen.
While the construction of a new home can be a lengthy and stressful process, the end result is worth all the effort. Moving into your brand new home is an exciting and unforgettable experience that you will cherish for years to come. If you're looking for help with designing a new home or doing any renovations to your home, reach out to JC at Journey Interior Designs. And follow us on our socials to know anytime we Spill the Tea!