How Long Does a Kitchen Remodel Really Take? A Realistic Schedule

How Long Does a Kitchen Remodel Really Take? A Realistic Schedule - Sebring Services
If you are planning a kitchen renovation, one of the things you may be wondering is, “How long does a kitchen remodel really take?” Whether you want to know so you can plan an event, or you simply just want to know when your home will be back to normal; here are a few guidelines and a realistic schedule you can refer to.

The most fun you’ll probably have is planning your new kitchen and how you want it to look. The design phase allows you to pick and choose your new appliances, flooring, countertops, paint colors, and one of the best parts – new kitchen cabinets.

Take a look at this post regarding the “The 6 Best Kitchen Layouts to Consider for Your Renovation” before you order your cabinets.

Once this is done, you’re ready to move to the actual remodel of your kitchen and this is the part where you need to know how long everything will take.

How Long Does a Kitchen Remodel Really TakeRemoving Your Kitchen

The first step after you have made all of your design decisions is for the existing kitchen to be taken out. This demolition phase includes removing your existing cabinets, flooring, countertops, and appliances. This will typically take a couple of days or so and prepares your kitchen for your new look.

Marking Everything

One of the important aspects of remodeling a kitchen is knowing where everything is. From electrical outlets to appliance power feeds, this all has to be marked out and cut-sheets added for the electrician.

When making a plan for your design, take a look at this article “Easy Steps for Designing the Perfect Kitchen Island“.

Mechanicals Installation

This part takes a little less than a week’s time and involves the part where the HVAC, plumbing, and electrical is installed. The plumbing will take a day or two, the HVAC takes approximately a few days, and the electrical takes about two days on average.

Flooring and More

Now it’s time for the installation of the insulation and drywall. During this phase, the drywall will be prepped, installed, and primed so that your kitchen is ready for the next phase of the remodel. If you plan to have a new floor installed, this will take place during this phase of the remodel.

Now, what kind of floor you choose will be a deciding factor in the time it takes to complete. For instance, ceramic tile can take around three to four days to complete and wood flooring may take up to four to six days. These are averages but it does give you an idea of the time frame.

Counter Tops and Cabinets

Now it’s time for one of the most exciting parts of your kitchen remodel and this part means you’re nearing the end and almost ready to be finished. The cabinets are fitted to make sure they’re perfect, without gaps or unevenness.  Head to Wellborn Cabinetry’s Inspiration Gallery for more ideas.

If you are installing granite countertops, they are fabricated which takes around 10 days. Once they are fabricated, the slab is created, delivered, and installed.

Almost Done

Now comes the part where your hardwood floors are finished, the plumbing fixtures are completed, the final trim and your backsplashes are done, and painting is started and completed. Your kitchen remodel is now in the homestretch and it’s almost ready for you to use.

Final Phase

The final phase of a kitchen remodel includes the installation of your electrical fixtures and new appliances. Once that is done, the clean up is completed and you can finally use your new kitchen.

The total length of time for a kitchen remodel varies from site to site but plan on about a six to eight-week time frame for an average kitchen.

If you’re ready to start planning your new kitchen remodel, we are here to help. Simply contact us and we can make sure you have an effortless experience and most importantly, a brand new kitchen.

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  1. Tobias Armstrong March 28, 2016 at 5:19 pm

    I had no idea that demolition took so much into account. I mean, it makes sense that you’d have to take everything out of your existing kitchen, but I hadn’t really thought about things like countertops and appliances. Knowing that all that still has to happen before the work can even begin adds some definite time to the plan. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Sarah Smith June 1, 2016 at 5:09 pm

    My husband and I want to remodel our kitchen and were wondering on a time estimate. I had no idea that a remodel could take anywhere from 3-6 months. Hopefully, we can find a good company that can help us plan and execute the remodel of our kitchen

  3. emily bennette July 8, 2016 at 12:20 pm

    This is some really good information about kitchen remodeling. I like what you suggested about thinking the flooring and how it needs to go in before you put the cabinets in. It seems like flooring should be one of the first decisions you make. It does seem like it would be a good idea to talk to your contractor about what type flooring will install the easiest and fastest.

  4. Laurie August 1, 2016 at 10:38 am

    I love the infographics – very informative. Kitchen remodels are definitely a process, and it is helpful to know what you may be getting into. Thanks for sharing!

  5. Lillian Schaeffer September 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm

    This is some great information, and I appreciate your timetable for the estimated length of a kitchen remodel. My husband and I have been talking about renovating ours, but we weren’t sure how long a project like that would take. It’s nice to have a frame of reference for that, and we’ll definitely take a closer look at this estimated schedule. Thanks for the great post!

  6. Kirkneil October 28, 2017 at 6:24 pm

    Thank you, I appreciate your website.

  7. Melissa Caron September 27, 2018 at 4:54 am

    That’s so interesting! I’m glad you shared that.

  8. Emma Jennifer October 13, 2018 at 12:53 am

    This is a really interesting post. It’s really helpful for us. Thanks for such great information.

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