Rome is not built in a day, nor is it an increase or change in your home. Good planning, scheduling and communication with the contractor will help the process go smoothly. Before you start working, you and your contractor must agree on the scope, budget, and elements of your retrofit.
A good plan only needs to recognize that you have a “house” problem and call a professional remodeler to provide design and construction services. Thirty  to sixty  days are the normal dates for making plans, obtaining the necessary zoning and building permits, and reaching the final construction contract. Thirty  to one hundred and eighty  business days are normal for a house that is undergoing major renovation or completion of home additions.
A change order for an unplanned project during the planning period or during the delayed selection period will extend the estimated time. Depending on the extent of the existing home renovation, it will determine how much disruption your daily life will be.
A written event arrangement is required prior to the start of the project. Things will be different, but at least you will know when something will happen. This makes it easier for you to make choices, use materials at work or leave town at the right time.
Daily verbal communication helps to stay alive. Some days will be worse than others, but remember that once done, it will be worth it!