residential renovation

Avoiding costly mistakes for a seamless transformation

Thinking of renovating your home from head to toe? You’re in the right place. If you’re a homeowner in the GTA or Toronto looking for a hassle-free and efficient renovation experience, consider phasing your construction project.

At Maximum Design Build, project phasing is one of the essential steps we review with clients to ensure a smooth renovation journey and a successful outcome. 

Curious how we do it? Here’s your step-by-step process of organizing your renovation project to achieve a seamless and efficient transformation of your home. 

Let’s dive in.

Backyard first, front yard second: Minimizing dirt and disruption

One of the key principles of project phasing is tackling outdoor areas strategically. Starting with the backyard before moving to the front yard helps to minimize disruptions caused by construction equipment and materials. 

By working on the backyard first, we avoid dragging dirt and oil through the front yard, keeping the entryway clean and presentable throughout the renovation process.

Maximize efficiency and savings by adding a pool at the right time

For homeowners considering a swimming pool addition, coupling it with the backyard renovation is a smart move. By completing both projects together, you avoid paying twice for materials, labor, and equipment rental. 

This efficient approach maximizes cost savings and ensures that your outdoor space becomes a harmonious oasis in one cohesive project.

But first, the basement

The interior of your home demands careful phasing to minimize disruptions and create a smooth workflow. Starting with the basement renovations allows for high-traffic work to be completed without affecting daily activities on the main floor or the second floor. 

After the basement, follow with the second floor, leaving the main floor as the final stage in your project.

This thoughtful approach ensures a less disruptive experience for your family during the renovation process.

Roof before windows

Addressing the home’s exterior elements in the proper order is critical for maintaining a weather-tight and secure envelope. By starting with the roof, we ensure that the home is protected from the elements before moving on to window installations. 

This approach prevents potential damage to new windows during the roofing process and enhances the overall longevity and integrity of the renovation.

Timely material purchases: Avoiding price increases

In today’s market when the cost of construction materials escalates without much notice, timing is crucial when it comes to purchasing them. By securing materials early in the project, you can avoid potential price increases. 

The construction industry experiences fluctuations in material prices, and by planning ahead, we help you save money and stay within your budget.

Quality control and inspections: Ensuring a smooth outcome

Throughout the renovation journey, quality control and inspections play a vital role in ensuring that each phase meets the desired standards. 

Regular checks help identify any potential issues early on, allowing for timely adjustments and maintaining the overall quality of the project.

Project phasing is the right way to renovate

Project phasing in residential renovations is all about thoughtful planning to achieve a seamless and successful transformation of your home. By strategically organizing the order of tasks, you can avoid costly mistakes, optimize your budget, and minimize disruptions during the renovation process. 

At Maximum Design Build, we are committed to guiding you through each phase of your renovation journey, ensuring that your dream home becomes a reality. Reach out to Max Koyen today to get your project started and experience the benefits of proper project phasing.


Maximum Design Build is a general contracting company serving the GTA, Richmond Hill, Aurora, Newmarket, and cottage country, specializing in custom building and renovations of indoor and outdoor spaces.

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