The most important thing to remember when it comes to your kitchen remodel is to remain flexible. There are so many things that can offset the original plan of your new kitchen. Some things need to be done in a specific order, delays in one area of your kitchen can affect the timeline for other areas, or there could be other issues that come up during construction. While these are loose timelines, this is a general idea for how long each step in your remodel process will take.
This is all on you. You can start months or even years before your remodel. This is where you start thinking up your dream kitchen.
FIND YOUR CONTRACTOR
Another “at your own speed” task. Finding a contractor should take as long as it needs to. Don’t sacrifice quality while just grabbing the first company available.
DESIGN: STEP 1
This can take 1-3 days and you should involve the designer as much or as little as possible. Communicate your wants, needs and budget clearly during this step.
Your final design should take 1-4 weeks but it could take longer depending on the amount of changes or detail that goes into your design. Keep in contact with your designer and allow plenty of time for necessary changes during this phase.
You will want to give this step anywhere from 1-2 or more months. Plenty of time is needed for delivery of the product and returns need to be kept in mind as well in case something shows up damaged.
DEMO & CONSTRUCTION
In this stage, expect 1-4 weeks of time set aside. If you are changing the layout of your entire kitchen plan on it taking a month but if you are just prepping counters, floors, or cabinets, you likely won’t need to budget as much time for this.
If you are changing the layout of your kitchen, plan on 1-2 weeks for plumbing and gas lines to be rearranged. The same goes for additions of light fixtures or outlets.
1-3 days is a good timeline for a paint job to be done. It is easiest when you don’t have all of the cabinets and countertops to maneuver around.
NEW FLOOR INSTALLATION
If you are about to be the proud new owner of a new floor, plan on 3-5 days for this step.
All of this will vary on the size of your kitchen, design plan, and other factors, but you can generally expect to set aside 3-5 days for this.
COUNTER TOP MEASUREMENT
This is a quickie, and can be done in one day during business hours.
1-2 days is all that is needed (usually) to reinstall any appliances that have been moved around or removed for constructions.
Another short install, lighting can take just 1-2 days (especially if you have prepped the area beforehand).
FABRICATING COUNTER TOPS
A lot of this is dependent upon delivery times, but expect 1-2 weeks in general. In some situations, you may find yourself waiting up to one month.
INSTALLING YOUR COUNTER TOPS
Leave some room for any accidents or errors, but this can often be done in one day.
A great accent detail to your kitchen, this can be done in 1-2 days.
APPLIANCE INSTALLATION: PART 2
Give this step 1-2 days depending on the utility type.
Give 2-4 days for accents, crown molding, and paint touch ups.