If you’re considering a kitchen remodel then you’ve probably got a few important questions running around your head. How long does a kitchen remodel take? How long will I be eating takeout in my living room? How long will I be without a fridge or stove?

There isn’t a perfect answer to this question. And experts say that the design process alone can take 3-4 weeks. Common delays can extend your timeframe by several weeks. So how do you make a plan?

Read on for our guide on how to predict the length of your kitchen remodel time.

How Long Does a Kitchen Remodel Take?

The short answer to this question is “It depends”. There are several factors that will contribute to the amount of time that a remodel will take. The most significant factor is how much you intend to change.

You can ask yourself these questions to help you determine a realistic timeframe for your kitchen remodel.

Am I Changing the Layout?

If your remodel includes altering the layout of your kitchen you can expect it to take at least a few months. This means you intend to change the placement of the sinks, fridge, or gas ranges.

Fridges and sinks require water lines and gas ranges need a gas line. If you plan to have these in different spots you’ll need a contractor to re-install the correct lines in the appropriate locations.

Remodels that fully gut the kitchen and start from scratch will likely take 3 to 5 months.

Do I Simply Intend to Update the Finishes?

If you don’t plan on changing the layout of your kitchen, a remodel that updates the cabinets, the countertops, sinks, faucets, fixtures, and appliances will likely take between 6 to 12 weeks.

As with any other remodel, the full design should be completed before you begin any labor on site. This is key to your project moving quickly and smoothly.

Other Factors That May Affect Your Timeline

Delays happen from time to time. Here are a few other things to keep in mind when determining your kitchen remodel timeline.

There’s a Specific Order

While remodeling other rooms in the house, the order that you perform tasks can vary. But with a kitchen remodel there is a specific order to the tasks you perform:

  • Complete the kitchen design process
  • Select appliances
  • Demolition
  • Plumbing layout changes
  • Flooring
  • Cabinets
  • Painting
  • Countertops
  • Sinks
  • Fixtures
  • Appliance installation

You can find a more in-depth construction order here.

Coordinating the schedules of all the different contractors can be daunting, but keeping them in the correct order will ensure that the process goes more smoothly.

Other Things That Could Delay a Remodel

Sometimes suppliers experience a back order in materials. Keep this in mind. So if your cabinets get delayed a few weeks then you’ll also have to delay the installation of your countertops, sinks, and faucets.

Remember This!

So how long does a kitchen remodel take? The answer depends on the extent of your project. But you can expect it to take anywhere from 6 weeks to 5 months. Now it’s time to get started.

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