Renovating your kitchen, or any other part of your house, can be exciting, but it can also be intimidating and overwhelming. Whether you want to renovate to increase your home’s value, or just to make your kitchen space more functional for your needs. When you’re remodeling a kitchen, you want to do it as fast as possible to get back to your normal routine and enjoy your new kitchen.
As you can imagine, the amount of time it takes will all depend on multiple things. If we break down some steps you have to take and how long each of them can take, it’s easier to estimate how long your kitchen won’t be in use.
Steps of a kitchen remodel
You have to pick the design you want. Choosing a design is always fun, yet you need to remember to choose wisely, because you’ll have it for a while. The amount of time it can take will all depend on how picky you are, and what you already have envisioned. If you have some ideas but aren’t sure on the whole idea, layout, and details – you can always work with a kitchen designer who is an expert and will help you make practical decisions.
Before you begin actually remodeling, you’ll have to take down pieces of the old kitchen. For example, you’ll have to remove old kitchen cabinets to put in new ones. This typically takes on average about two days.
Once you have everything out this is when if you are switching layouts, this will happen. If you are switching over electrical, plumbing, or anything larger that takes more time. Overall this can take about a week.
Flooring is typically the next step in a kitchen remodel. Ceramic flooring can take less than wood flooring. Flooring typically takes 3-7 days depending on the size of the kitchen and the type of floors.
Once the floors are in, it’s time to install the countertops, cabinets, and other furniture parts you have. The countertops will need to be fitted, because if they aren’t, there may be gaps, unevenness, and other inconsistencies. This is important because if they are not caught, your countertops won’t be even. Time on this will depend on the type of countertops and cabinets you are installing.
Since there are a lot of different moving pieces in a kitchen remodel, and need to have everything in order for it to be completely redone. For example, flooring and cabinets have a specific order that each has to go in, if one if delayed, the other is delayed which makes the whole kitchen remodel delayed. One way to keep everything on track is to work with a designer, a designer understands the kitchen industry, how every piece works together and can recommend other things to keep everything on track.
Now it’s time to install the countertops, cabinets, and other furniture parts you have. They need to be fitted, because if they aren’t, there may be gaps, unevenness, and other inconsistencies. This can also depend on what type of countertop you’re installing. A granite countertop can take about 10 days, as fabrication can take a while.
The last step of a kitchen remodel is to install appliances, which is part of the fastest process.
It can take a few weeks for the kitchen to be completed. In fact, you should expect anywhere from 6-8 weeks. So if you want to remodel your kitchen, you need to take the time to prepare and live without your kitchen for a bit. While this can be challenging, it’s worth it in the end.
Whether you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen or if you are ready to start it- contact us today or give us a call at 508-875-4004. Don’t go into renovating your kitchen without some help from the experts. We can help you pick the best design for the home you have and make sure the process go smoothly.