Timeline of restoration/renovations to old house
Background: 1904 house that we are hoping to start work on this summer to make our year-round home. Planning (as in clean out, demo, careful removal of interior wood paneling (so we can put it back up) and subcontractor estimates and scheduling to commence in the spring, with the work (described below) to commence Sept 1 and be completed by the end of November.
We've been looked at as insane by a few people for thinking that in Sept-Nov we (contractors and DIY) can: reroof, insulate exterior walls and attic, install propane gas, install radiant floor heating, re-do kitchen (from new floor to new ceiling), re-finish existing bath, and install new, small, bath (on same wall as existing bath).
I realize there are many variables to a time estimate, but here are our given: we hope to start that 3 months with most of the needed demo done, it's a fairly small house, and when we say move-in, we don't mean perfect (as in, the kitchen should have a finished floor, a ceiling, all the electric hookups and appliances in place, but we don't mind spending the winter re-attaching old cabinets and installing wood countertops.)So, given your experiences, are we not in touch with reality or have some of our friends been jaded by their own gut-renovations in the country's most corrupt city (note: not where our new/old house is located, with much thanks)?