Why planning is vital to your remodel
Most homeowners would like to get started right away... but there's a lot of risk if you try to rush your remodel.
It is one of the main reasons contractors have the 2nd highest consumer complaints in the US only beaten by car dealerships.
You have to be careful because there are a lot of contractors that will be "yes men/women" and just tell you what you want to hear. You do not want to rush construction or the planning that's needed.
You also have to see if they have a good remodel process like this, because many contractors do not have one!
This next below sections are specific to working with a Design-Build company, which we HIGHLY recommend unless it is a small project like a basic bathroom remodel project. Learn the differences here.
The below timelines are based on if the contractor is organized and has a good process:
Planning before choosing the contractor:
So at this point you are looking at 3-7 weeks from the time you initially reach out to them, to the point of signing the agreement.
After You Sign the Design Agreement:
So this part of the process takes 1-4 months from the time you sign the design agreement to all feasibility, design, and planning items completed. (The total at this point is 2-5 months from initially reaching out to them to having everything ironed out and ready for construction. These timelines depend on the size of the project(s) and all of the other variables above)
After You Sign the Construction Agreement:
So this part of the process takes 1.5- 4.5 months from the time you sign the construction agreement to the time they are ready to demo. (The total at this point is 3-7 months from initially reaching out to them to having everything ironed out and ready for construction. These timelines depend on the size of the project(s) and all of the other variables above)
We move faster than most contractors thanks to sophisticated software like BuilderTrend, fine tuned processes, great people, and we are motivated to finish as soon as possible without cutting any corners.
Poor planning results in longer timelines, mediocre workmanship, and unhappy homeowners.
You can see why it is important not to rush the planning phase.
If you are looking to do a bathroom renovation, we highly recommend reviewing these bathroom remodel tips.
What Your Neighbors Are Saying
"Easy to work with this team. I've worked with many contractors over the years and I must say this is the first time I've ever really been impressed.
They showed up daily on time, worked hard the whole time they were there, listened to what we wanted, did an awesome job, completed on time as promised, fairly priced and cleaned up their job site daily.
Would definitely recommend and will use them again if needed. Thanks to Jeremy for reaching out to my request, and thanks to Mark and Ben for helping us create our dream shower!!"
Dawn | 2018
"I recently had Phoenix Home Remodeling complete renovations in both my master, (2) guest bathrooms, kitchen, and entertainment wall in my home. I can’t tell you how happy I am with the results!!
The process they set in place and communication on a daily basis made the entire project so much easier than expected.
The use of BuilderTrend software helped to keep me on budget and communication between the team and myself seamless. The team of employees were amazing to work with; especially given this was my first time remodeling a home.
The work and amount of care for my home, lifestyle (we lived in the house during the construction), and quality of work was evident from day one until completion. I would highly recommend this company to anyone who is in need of a home project or upgrades.
I am pleased beyond measure with my newly updated home and cannot thank Phoenix Home Remodeling enough for their time, effort, and personalization they put into making this project well worth the investment. Thank you PHR!!"
Julie | 2020
As a commercial contractor my experience with residential contractors has been less than stellar so I am generally jaded towards them. These folks are not like residential contractors.
These guys have a good business model in my opinion and do excellent work!
On time, reasonably priced, and quality installation.
Our first remodel and largest expense outside of the home or auto purchase and they made it as easy as possible for us. If you can wait for this team to do your remodel you will not be sorry.
Colin | 2019
"We recently used Phoenix Home Remodeling to remodel our early 2000’s Kitchen.
The process was very easy and we enjoyed getting to know the team that came to do the work!
We appreciated the straightforward approach to the overall plan, expectations, timing, and cost.
This is a local to Ahwatukee company which was very reassuring that these folks not only work but live in this community with their name on the line.
Communication was seamless and the work was exactly what we wanted! We will definitely use them again for future work and highly recommend them.
Thanks for a great experience, and fantastic results!"
Maggie | 2021
The PHR Project Experience
Many homeowner complaints are from when the project starts. We utilize technology, great people, and efficient processes to ensure a great experience:
Dedicated Project Coordinator
Project Management Software
Constant Project Updates
Financials At Your Fingertips
Celebrate & Enjoy Your New Space
Schedule Your Phone Consultation
By scheduling the phone consultation, it ensures everyone gets a call back at an exact time that works for both parties.
Our Admin Manager will review your remodel needs, provide advice, answer your questions, and provide a price estimate. If it s a good fit at the end of the call, we schedule the in-home evaluation and then provide a written proposal.