• DCON Renovations

An Overview Of The Common Home Remodeling Process

Updated: Apr 6

The Project team and their responsibilities:

Homeowner – responsible for clearly and thoroughly expressing the desired project end result and outcome.

Architect – responsible for producing the drawings, specifications, and scope of work.

Interior designer – responsible to make interior spaces functional and beautiful by determining space requirements and selecting decorative items, such as colors, lighting, and materials. They are familiar with reading the drawings / blueprints, and aware of building codes and inspection regulations, as well as universal accessibility standards.

General Contractor – responsible for hiring sub-contractors, acquiring construction materials, and providing the equipment to build the project in accordance with local building laws and regulations.

Specialized Expert Consultants – responsible for providing professional design guidance usually for mechanical purposes, such as heating and cooling systems.

The Design Process

Initial meeting – source, interview, and discuss ideas with designers and/or architects

Arrange contracts – allocate responsibilities, determine who is going to be responsible for what

Pre-design – gather inspiration, determine any existing conditions, review feasibility, agree on the work scope, etc.

Design development – produce drawings and other presentation documents to crystallize the design concept

Construction Documenting – thoroughly record the work scope and finalize selections of finishes with schedules/drawings 

Permits (if required) – submit required documents to the appropriate city agency for approval

Finalize Contract – source general contractors, distribute project documents and walk-through the project site with them. Then, after analyzing their bids, select the contractor you wish to proceed with, and sign a contract with them.

The Construction Phase

1. Arrange project meetings with the team

2. Release advance payment to the contractor

3. Break ground, commence project build-out

4. Release progress payments to the team in a timely manner, especially the contractor, to ensure smooth progress

5. Approve (or reject) any change orders

6. Provide any requested information when needed


1. Final walk through / inspections with building or city agency

2. Complete punch list items

3. Request product manuals / warranties from contractor

4. Release final payments to team


Here at DCON, we are continually advancing our strategies and skill set to meet the growing need for construction and renovations. We are a New York based, construction company specializing in high quality renovations and remodeling services.