How Long Will My Kitchen Remodel Take?

Custom kitchen cabinetryEven though kitchen remodeling is fun and exciting, most homeowners are eager to get done with the project and resume their normal life. The kitchen is every home’s central hub. It is where meals, great conversations, and interesting deals are born. Very few people will feel at home if their kitchen is working at its fullest. This is why the ‘how long will my kitchen remodel take’ is the first question most people will want to address before embarking on a project.

On average, a kitchen remodeling project will take three to six weeks assuming that all the planning and design is already in place. Needless to say, the time will vary drastically depending on a couple of crucial factors like:

The Size of the Remodeling Project

Every kitchen remodeling project is different from the other. One homeowner might be interested in replacing the cabinetry, the floor, and a single counter top while others will be looking to change the kitchen layout. The latter needs more time to take everything out and put it back again in the right format as opposed to the simple surface remodel project that could take days with the right number of people working simultaneously.

The Complexity of the Project

Complexity addresses how many underlying things have to be done to come up with the surface look your want in your kitchen remodel. Replacing your dishwasher with a new one without changing placement isn’t as complex as taking the dishwasher to a completely new location in the kitchen. The last renovation project will need new plumbing and electrical wiring to work hence the extra complexity.

How Good Was the Planning?

The time spent on the actual kitchen remodel is a reflection on how well you planned the whole project. Good planning will outline what must be done and come up with a non-obtrusive chronology that will not only save on time but also spare you the frustration of having to backtrack and fix something you forgot.

Proper planning ensures that you have those pipe conduits to extend the plumbing for the dishwasher long before you start remodeling. It will ensure that all the handles to your new kitchen cabinets are close at hand and that the granite counter tops are in your garage on the exact day you want them installed.

This fluid clockwork-like coordination saves precious minutes by ensuring that everything runs on schedule. Saving on wait times during the project will definitely sheer off a couple of days off the project.

Get a Contractor Who Has a Portfolio

Always shop for a contractor who has a good history with kitchen remodel projects. You wouldn’t want someone fumbling and making mistakes along the way when time is of essence. Moreover, an experienced kitchen remodeling contractor can go through your needs and the plans you create together to come up with an accurate time to completion. This is by far the best answer you will ever get to the question of how long it will take to handle the kitchen remodeling project.

Once you have a time estimate from the contractor, it is up to you to decide if you will hang around or relocate to give the contractor ample space and time to work on the remodeling. The good news is most contractors can split the project into modules that will leave you with a still functional kitchen at the end of each day. This is great news for homeowners who want to renovate but cannot afford to relocate as the project goes on.

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