Project Expectations — Estimated Timelines & Budgets

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At Godfrey Design-Build, we work with homeowners to create spaces that improve homes and how our clients live in them. A key part of this process is to create realistic expectations and ensure crystal clear communication between you and our team. We want to make sure that when you decide to move forward with a project, you know exactly what to expect.

Most of the questions we receive from prospective clients revolve around how long projects will take and how much they will cost. While you’ll always know an estimated timeline and cost prior to signing on the dotted line, we know that having a general understanding of timeline and budget when even considering a remodel is crucial.

While every single project we work on is unique and will have different timeline and budget constraints, below we’ve laid out what you can expect on average.

Project Timelines

We work hard to offer a realistic and straightforward timeline to all of our clients. 

Your timeline will depend on the size and particulars of your project. Additionally, each stage of the project has a lot of moving pieces that could affect the timeline. This includes permits, material orders, and subcontractor timelines.

We’ll always do our best to keep you fully in the loop as we work on your project, making you aware of any major delays or adjustments so you can plan accordingly.

What you can expect on average

  • Consultation & Pre-project: 2-4 weeks
  • Design Phase: 4-8 weeks
  • Selections Phase: 6-10 weeks

From there, construction will begin. Depending on the type of project, the length of the Construction Phase will vary greatly:

  • Kitchen: 9-13 weeks
  • Bathroom: 5-8 weeks
  • Basement: 8-14 weeks
  • Addition: 3-6 months
  • Whole Home: 4-8 months


Just as timelines vary from project to project, so do budgets. 

While it isn’t possible to provide an accurate budget range without first gathering knowledge specific to your project, we can offer a guideline:

Generally speaking, a realistic budget for a kitchen remodel typically ranges from 15% to 25% of your home’s overall value. So, for a home valued at $1,000,000, you should consider a budget between $150,000 and $250,000 for a comprehensive kitchen renovation. This investment range allows for a detailed and high-quality remodel that enhances both the functionality and aesthetics of your kitchen, ensuring it aligns with the value and style of your home. At Godfrey Design-Build, we’re committed to creating beautiful, functional spaces within this realistic budget that help our clients truly love where they live.

Questions on timelines, budgets, or anything else? We’d love to answer them.

Reach out at (978) 867-0400 or by contacting us online.

What We Do

Everything we do at Godfrey Design-Build is to help make your life easier. Whether that’s straightforward communication, an easy process, or projects that positively impact your life, we want you to enjoy the remodeling process and the final results.

When Godfrey Design-Build works on a design-build home remodeling project, we:

  • Manage the entire project from beginning to end
  • Work closely with you during every stage
  • Get to know you and your vision, timeline, and budget
  • Assemble a skilled team of experienced professionals and define each person’s role
  • Create schedules and set deadlines for each phase of your home remodel
  • Anticipate possible problems and solve them before they start
  • File for and obtain all necessary permits.

Working with the talented team at Godfrey Design-Build is the best way to bring your vision to life.

At Godfrey Design-Build, we can help remodel…

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About Godfrey Design-Build

Pat Godfrey founded Godfrey Design-Build in 2015 to help homeowners throughout the North Shore area make their perfect home a reality.

By combining his extensive experience in construction and degree in economics, Pat is able to develop solutions to challenging problems, keep projects on track, and produce outstanding results that his clients love.

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Godfrey Design-Build is ready to plan, design, and construct your new space.