How to Develop a Home Remodel Timeline and Budget

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By far one of the most important yet tedious parts of planning a remodel is developing a timeline and a budget. Then comes the really difficult part; actually sticking to either one!

When we first started planning our project, I had no idea where to start. I didn’t have a clue how much anything cost or how long each process would take. I took careful notes throughout the entire process so I could share what we learned with all of you!

First, I’ll share with you our general timeline so you can see how long each part of the process took, but be aware that much of this is dependent on the schedule of your sub-contractors and may change if when you encounter any problems.

After we talk about timelines, I’ll share with you our construction and remodel budget so you can see where all the money went. Yes, this is our REAL budget!

If you’re just joining us, be sure to check out this post on how I inherited this house, and this post on how to begin planning a remodel.


  1. Planning
  2. Demolition
  3. Electrical & Plumbing
  4. Framing & Drywall
  5. Paint
  6. Cabinets & Fixtures
  7. Doors & Surrounds
  8. Cleaning
  9. Flooring
  10. Trim & Finish work

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