How Long Does A Kitchen Remodel Take?


Kitchen renovations can be a source of stress for many homeowners. How long will it take to complete the project, how long will you be without a functioning kitchen, and how will you be affected by the dust and mess of a construction site are common concerns. Brad with Home Love Construction understands these worries and wants to explain the timeline of a typical kitchen renovation.


A kitchen renovation typically has two main stages: planning and permitting, and construction. The planning and permitting stage usually takes between six to ten weeks, depending on the area you live in and the volume of permits being processed at the time. During this stage, nothing is actually being done to your kitchen.


Once the permit has been obtained, it takes about a week or two for the demolition crew to be ready. Then, the demolition and rough-in trades take place, which takes between two to four weeks. This stage involves gutting the existing kitchen and installing the new electrical, plumbing, and HVAC systems.


After the demo and rough-in phase, there is a week for county inspections to ensure everything was done correctly. After the inspections, the refinishing phase begins, which includes filling in trenches with concrete, insulating and covering walls with drywall, and painting the walls. This process takes another two weeks.


The next stage is installing the cabinets and countertops, which takes between two to three weeks. After the cabinets and countertops are installed, the backsplash and lighting are added, which takes another week. The final stage is the installation of the flooring, which takes one to two weeks.


It’s important to note that the timeline for a kitchen renovation can vary based on the size and complexity of the project. A large and complex renovation can take longer, whereas a smaller and simpler renovation may take less time.


It’s also important to note that the timeline may be affected by unexpected issues that arise during the renovation process, such as discovering mold or electrical problems. These issues can add additional time to the timeline and make the process take longer.


However, Brad and the Home Love Construction team take steps to minimize the impact of dust and construction mess on homeowners during the renovation process. They use zip walls to contain the dust and make the area as clean as possible.


In conclusion, a kitchen renovation typically takes between six to twelve weeks, depending on the size and complexity of the project. While there are always unexpected issues that can arise, Brad and the Home Love Construction team do their best to make the renovation process as smooth and stress-free as possible for homeowners.

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