Nothing is more tempting to homeowners than a kitchen remodel. We spend a lot of time in our kitchens, so it comes as no surprise that we might want to freshen up one of the most used rooms in the house. Remodeling also comes with the added bonus of increasing your home’s value.
But how long does a kitchen remodel take? The answer, unsurprisingly, depends on many factors. Depending on the scope of the project, the design plan, and the availability of materials and labor, kitchen remodels can take several months to a year to complete. There are a lot of moving parts involved in creating your dream kitchen.
One of the most important factors is the design plan and scope. If you are keeping the existing footprint of the kitchen, the timeline will be shorter. You can expect a designer to fit every aspect within the established framework.
Typically, this includes any changes to the existing structure, plumbing and electric services, demolition, and creating space for new appliances. The complexity of the design is also a key factor. A design consultant can help create and finalize a floor plan for your new kitchen.
After creating the design plan, you can now decide on finishes, appliances, paint colors, backsplashes, and other aspects of the kitchen. This is often the fun part for homeowners, but it is also important for the timeline. Some products may have long production timelines, such as custom cabinets or countertops. These should be ordered before the remodel begins to ensure that products arrive on time.
Ordering early also allows for adjustments to the plan based on the availability of materials. You may want that marble countertop, but if the materials are on backorder, it might be easier to adjust the plan earlier in the remodeling process. This ensures that products will arrive sooner and cause little change in the overall timeline of the project.
Any change to the design plan during the remodel can also lengthen the timeline. You should notify your designer of any changes to the plans to ensure that appliances and finishes will still fit into the overall look of the kitchen. The sooner you tell your designer, the sooner they can reorder the necessary materials. Factors such as production times will also greatly influence changes as well.
Some aspects of remodeling cannot be helped. Unforeseen circumstances such as subcontractor availability, permit approvals, and a shortage in materials can also increase the length of time needed to complete the project. Sticking to a design plan ensures that the remodel is done on time.
The final stages of remodeling are often the most exciting for a homeowner. This is where you can see the kitchen coming together with the installation of new appliances and finishes. Once installation is complete, you are now free to enjoy your new dream kitchen. Creating your dream kitchen can be easy with some help from Kaminskiy Design and Remodeling. Give us a call today to set up an appointment for a complimentary design consultation.