How Long Does A Kitchen Renovation Take?

February 8, 2022


If you have a kitchen renovation planned for the future, you might be wondering just how long it will take to complete. Everyone wants to know when their home will be back to normal or if you have an important event planned. Here are some realistic expectations you can use as a reference.

The Kitchen Remodeling Timeline

On average, a kitchen makeover takes around 6 to 8 weeks. This is if you are working with an experienced contractor who has a lot of knowledge about the building, installation, plumbing, and electrical renovation.

If you are going the DIY route, or you choose to go with a less experienced contractor who is less expensive, you might need to expect the kitchen renovation to take longer than that. If you have a large-scale or a more intricate kitchen remodel, it can take 10 to 12 weeks. Having a total, large kitchen remodel project can take even longer, around three to five months in total.

Your kitchen is a very complicated section of your home, which needs extensive electrical wiring, plumbing, and appliances, as well as flooring, cabinets, countertops, and more. The more of these design elements you include in your kitchen removal, the longer the remodeling job will take, and it can be stretched out longer or delayed. So, for these longer remodels, you will need to find alternative arrangements when it comes to food and cooking.

Kitchen remodels take a long time because there are a lot of things that need to be changed in a short period of time in a small area of your home. In other rooms of your house, there are simpler needs. This means the timeline for remodels in other areas are quick and predictable. Very unlike a kitchen remodel.

A kitchen needs heating, electric wiring, extensive plumbing, sturdy countertops and cabinets, durable flooring, built-in appliances, and so on, all of which need to be planned out so the kitchen can still be used seamlessly.

You will need to begin with demolishing your old kitchen before you can start your kitchen remodel. This can be especially hard if you are changing up the layout of your sinks or ovens, which means you need to completely rework the electrical and plumbing system in order to align with the new project design.

In this case, the time frame for a kitchen renovation can be much longer.

After you are finished finalizing your new kitchen design decisions, you need to remove your old kitchen. Everything will be removed during the demolition phase, including your cabinets, countertops, flooring, and appliances. This usually will take a few days and it will give you a blank slate for your new kitchen renovation.

How Long Does A Kitchen Renovation Take?

After this, everything will be marked out so that you know where everything will go. This includes marking electrical outlets and appliance outlet feeds, which all need to be marked out for the electrician. After that, the mechanical components of the kitchen redesign will be installed.