Checklist for a Home Construction Project

A home construction checklist  is made to help you through the step-by-step process of building your dream house. If you’re doing this for the first time, it has to be confusing and frustrating.


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Home renovation projects frequently encompass a lot more detail and planning than many homeowners realize. From the initial planning stages to the final finishing touches, having an outline of what steps to take can help ensure that your project comes in on time and remains under budget, without missing any crucial details.


Checklist for a Home Construction Project

Every home improvement project is different. Some will be small jobs tackled by DIY homeowners, while others will be full scale renovations involving the whole home. Use this checklist as a starting point for your renovation, and modify it as necessary to suit your needs. The goal of using a checklist is to help you navigate the project smoothly and easily.

Planning Stages

□ Determine whether the project is classified as a home improvement or a home repair

□Visit your town or city hall to learn what the regulations are for what you plan on undertaking, and if permits are required.

□Gather ideas for what you are planning including:

  • Magazine photos
  • Color samples
  • Material samples

□Make a list of all areas of the home you plan on renovating

□Contact a design firm and have plans drawn up for more major improvements including:

  • Whole home renovations
  • Kitchen renovations
  • Bathroom renovations
  • New additions

□Approve and sign off on plans

□Locate a general contractor, builder or design firm to oversee the project

□Draw up and sign contracts with the GC to include an understanding of:

  • Total project cost
  • Material allowances
  • Time frame from ground breaking
  • The party responsible for pulling permits


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