Kitchen Remodels Take Time
If you’re planning on getting some kitchen remodeling done, there’s one important factor you need to plan for in addition to your budget, and that’s time. A kitchen remodel can be a major project for a household, and if you’re working to some kind of schedule, you need to make sure that you have realistic expectations of how long it will take before the project is done.
The Average Timelines
Today, many homeowners are often caught off guard by the actual timeline for a kitchen remodel because they tend to have an unrealistic, compressed view of the logistics thanks to watching kitchens get redone on television over the course of 30-60 minutes. When you see only the carefully edited highlights on a program, it’s easy to think that such a project can go from start to finish in just a few days.
The reality, however, is that a typical kitchen remodeling project will, at a minimum, take a few weeks, perhaps several. For a typical remodel that’s comprehensive but not drastic, the typical completion time will be 4-6 weeks. However, if the project is for a bigger kitchen, or involves much more dramatic changes, such as tearing down walls, and enlarging a kitchen, claiming space from a dining room for an open concept, and completely rearranging the placement of fixtures and their pipes, such as sinks and gas stoves, this can take 6-8 weeks.
Plan Accordingly For Kitchen Remodeling
For people that are living in their homes while a remodel is taking place, this means needing to be prepared for this disruption and taking the appropriate measures. This may entail temporarily moving out of the home until the work is done, or staying at home, but living and working around the renovators during the day, until the project is complete.
If you’re not in residence, schedule accordingly for when you plan to move in and start using the kitchen. You’ll get more accurate timelines you can rely on if you get estimates from experienced kitchen remodelers.