3 Keys for Successful Home Projects and New Construction

New Home: Lake Villa IllinoisLike any successful project, a successful remodeling or construction project has three important areas to consider before the project begins. These three things work together like the legs on a three-legged stool. These three “legs” are scope, budget and schedule.

If you and your project team understand the challenges associated with each leg, the project is likely to succeed. However, if even one leg is overlooked, the project, like the stool, is in danger of failure. Cost overruns, schedule delays and unhappy customers may be the result.

Let’s take a look at each of these areas of concern and see how we can assure that our finished stool (project) stands up the way we intended.


The essence of determining project scope is deciding what the finished project will look like and what it will take to get there from here. In a remodeling project, for example, some demolition may be required before the new construction can begin. Spending a little extra time to understand the full scope of your project will pay off in the end.


In a perfect world, there is enough money to accomplish all of our dreams. The world does not seem to work that way, however, and nowhere is this more obvious than in remodeling and construction projects. Establishing and understanding the available budget is the next critical step to a successful project.


Developing a realistic schedule is the third leg to our project stool. Some phases of the project may be worked simultaneously, others must be completed before the next phase can begin.

At Modern Homes Inc, we are committed to the success of your project. Whether your project is large or small, contact us today and let us put our expertise to work for you.