If you’re planning a kitchen remodel, you may be asking yourself, “How long does a kitchen remodel take?”
Perhaps you’re planning for a big event, a holiday gathering or celebration when guests are in town. Maybe you just want to know how long you’ll be living in a construction zone and when you’ll have your kitchen back.
It’s a reasonable question, and naturally the answer will vary according to a number of factors. To identify a realistic timetable based on your particular situation and unique kitchen ambitions, talk to your contractors. The plumbing contractors at Plumbers 911 can provide realistic timelines of when work can be completed.
But in general, you can expect the average kitchen renovation to take six to eight weeks. Larger, more complex kitchen remodels may take as long as 10 to 12 weeks. Are you thinking about doing a complete kitchen makeover – new plumbing, new sinks, new cabinets and flooring? Expect the job to take as long as three to five months.
Why kitchen remodels take time
Kitchen remodels take a long time because kitchens are complex. Most rooms in a home only require heating, electricity and four walls. Kitchens, on the other hand, require heating, electrical wiring, extensive plumbing, sinks, cabinetry, countertops and a variety of appliances. They usually involve a host of contractors. (You can count on the licensed plumbing contractors from Plumbers 911 to do anything plumbing related.)
If your remodel is extensive, you’ll need to demolish the existing kitchen and haul it away. If you are changing the layouts of sinks and countertops, or adding additional sinks like a bar sink, you’ll need to overhaul the plumbing, which takes time. Depending on your ambitions, kitchen remodels can be extensive and time consuming.
Things to consider to streamline your kitchen remodeling timeline
Much of the kitchen remodeling process will be completely out of your hands. You may be stuck waiting on materials, especially given today’s supply shortages. The quality of your contractor also plays a role (more on that later). Delays are known to happen.
But some of the kitchen remodeling process can be streamlined. First, plan ahead so your contractor can order the materials when needed. And be prepared to alter your schedule. Work will go slower if contractors need to work around piano lessons, nap times, your at-home work schedule or dog walkers. Try to accommodate your contractors as much as possible to streamline the process.
Why choosing the right contractors matter
One of the most important factors in streamlining your kitchen remodeling timeline is choosing the right contractors. A more experienced contractor will be able to anticipate and plan for project challenges before they happen. They’ll be able to get the work done quicker and in a streamlined fashion.
Talk to your contractor about their experience. Make sure they are licensed, insured and bonded. The more experienced contractors may cost a little more, but the work quality and production value will be well worth it.
Need a plumber for a kitchen renovation? Call Plumbers 911
If you need a plumber for a kitchen renovation, call Plumbers 911. We are a network of licensed plumbing contractors who have extensive experience remodeling kitchens. Our contractors are well practiced at rerouting and establishing new plumbing lines and installing sinks and dishwashers.