Make your plan once you know what’s involved in the kitchen remodel process.

Once you know the time has come to get your kitchen remodeled, the question on your mind becomes, “how long does the kitchen remodel process take?”

Short answer: it depends. Mainly on the scope of the project. For example, if you want new lighting, that will be completed much more quickly than if you were replacing all of your kitchen cabinets. 

This article will lay out the rough estimates for all aspects of the kitchen remodel process so you can add up and see what might be in store.

So you’re interested in the kitchen remodel process.

There are lots of reasons why you want to remodel your kitchen. Maybe you’ve gotten tired of the space. You could be interested in more storage space, or more surface area for cooking. Perhaps your reason is purely practical, to increase the value of your home. 

No matter your reasons, the fact is that there will be a time when the work will get done, and you will lose some, if not all, access to your kitchen. It can be overwhelming to think about losing access to where you spend multiple meals each day.

But it doesn’t have to be! If you know what to expect, you can plan around the fact and set yourself up for success while your kitchen receives a facelift.

What happens in the kitchen remodel process?

A lot goes into the kitchen remodel process. The initial stages include contacting your remodeling specialist and coming up with an initial plan. Then, this plan has to be finalized, and the products need to be ordered. These parts of the process can take anywhere from 1-3 months. But you’ll still have access to your existing kitchen during this time.

When the actual job begins, expect anywhere from 2-4 people to come and complete the work. The removal of the old kitchen can take a few days to a few months, depending on if there are no structural changes. The more intensive the process, the longer it could take. For example, removing a wall could push the timeline to the longer side of the estimate.

It’s best to paint the kitchen once the space is empty. While this usually only takes a day or two, it also must be taken into consideration.

Here is a rough breakdown of the timelines you can expect for the installation of various parts of the project:

  • Cabinets: 2-4 days
  • Sink/Appliances: 1-2 days
  • Plumbing: 1-2 days
  • Counter Tops: 1-2 days
  • Lighting: 1-2 days

Making your plan

If you are remodeling multiple aspects of your kitchen, these timelines can add up quickly, resulting in a complete schedule ranging anywhere from 3-6 months long after initial contact with a professional.

Don’t be surprised when unforeseen issues arise. There are often issues that delay certain parts of the project. For example, if the kitchen has ever had water damage, the underlying flooring could be affected. When discovered, addressing this type of problem could lead to an increase in the initial time estimate and cost.

Remember, it’s an estimate. Professionals will do their best to meet their initial projection, but if they can’t, make sure you find out why. At Revere Construction and Roofing, we value transparency and will be happy to tell you!

Remodeling takes time, but it’s a worthwhile investment. Contact RCR to schedule an estimate now that you know what to expect!