A Guide to Understanding Timelines for Your Kitchen Remodel

Taking on a kitchen remodeling project can be a very complex and time-consuming process. Depending on how extensive your renovation is, your kitchen remodel timeline may involve working with plumbers, electricians, painters and a whole host of other specialized professionals to accomplish the job. That means a lot of schedules to coordinate and great potential for delay.

If you’re planning on remodeling your kitchen and looking to gain a better understanding of the timeline for the project, you’ve come to the right place. Today we’ll cover everything you need to know about things that impact the timeline for kitchen remodeling projects.

Kitchen remodeling timelines

When working on a large remodel, you have a couple options as to how you approach the project overall—by hiring a contractor to oversee the project from start to finish, or by finding and hiring professionals to handle each task on your own. While both are viable options, doing everything yourself has the potential to take a lot more time and energy. In addition to having to do the work to choose every person working on the job, you’ll also have to navigate every setback and delay that arises on your own. Once you choose a path, here are the steps you’ll take:

  • Design your new kitchen: Establish a clear vision for your finished kitchen. Getting as specific as possible in this stage will save you time and frustration down the road, and working with a professional will help ensure you don’t overlook any detail. Expect to spend at least two weeks on this work.
  • Demolition: The next step is to give yourself a clean slate to work with—remove any walls, appliances or cabinetry you won’t be bringing into your new kitchen. This work doesn’t always take too long. If you’re working with professionals, you’ll probably be done in a few days.
  • Walls and rough-in: Next, you’ll build walls—including those needed for islands and bars, if they’re in your plans—and install plumbing and electrical inside them. This can take two to five weeks.
  • Finishing walls and floors: Installing drywall, painting walls and laying new flooring mark the end of the “rough” construction phase—at this point, your kitchen will start taking shape. This stage should take around two weeks to complete.
  • Cabinets and counters: Although cabinetry can take weeks or months to construct if it’s custom-made, installation should take less than a week. Countertops, on the other hand, require a few weeks to be fitted, installed and sealed.
  • Fixtures, hardware and appliances: These finishing touches will likely already be selected and purchased by the time your kitchen is ready for them, so getting them in place should only take a few days.
  • Cleanup: Having been under construction for months, kitchen cleanup will take a few days to complete—if you’re working with a contractor, they’ll do this for you. Once cleanup is done, you’re ready to settle into your dream kitchen!

This may seem like a daunting kitchen remodel timeline, but the team at Joe Myers Construction Inc. is here to help every step of the way. Visit us online to learn more about our kitchen remodeling services, then reach out and let us know how we can support your project.