How Long Does a Kitchen Remodel Take?

Are you interested in having your kitchen remodeled? You’re likely to have some questions about how long you can expect the process to take. Of course, the answer will vary depending on how significant of a remodel you have in mind—some projects will have more complexities than others, so it’s difficult to give a narrow answer without knowing the kind of project you’re hoping to complete.

However, most updated kitchen designs in Brighton, CO can be expected to take anywhere from six to eight weeks to bring to fruition. Here’s a quick overview of what you can expect the schedule to look like:

  • Planning: The planning phase will take as much time as you need it to. Really, you just need to be comfortable with the ideas and goals you have for your kitchen. During this phase, you’ll also take your time to select contractors who can handle the project. Be sure to get quotes from multiple contractors.
  • Design: The initial design process should take a few days, but can vary based on the scope of your project. It’s important to know exactly what you want before this phase begins.
  • Finalizing design: This can take anywhere from a few days to a few weeks, again depending on the project scope.
  • Ordering products: It’s important to order early. Depending on the kinds of materials or appliances you want, it may take a couple months for certain items to come in, especially if you’re getting things custom-made.
  • Demolition: Demolition and structural changes like moving or eliminating walls or windows will take anywhere from a few days to a couple months, again depending on the extent of the changes. In most cases, though, demolition shouldn’t take a very long time.
  • Rough-in for utilities: This process can take a few days to a couple weeks, depending on when contractors are able to fit you into their schedule. This is when you place or move plumbing, electrical and gas.
  • Painting: Painting is best done before cabinets are installed. This should only take a few days—just make sure you let the paint dry before the cabinets get installed.
  • Flooring: Put in all flooring after painting. This should take a couple days.
  • Cabinet install: Cabinets can be installed after flooring is done. This will likely take a few days, but the more cabinets you have and the more custom work, the longer it will take.
  • Measurements: Measurements for countertops and other features can occur around the same time as painting and rough-ins, and should only take a day to complete.
  • Appliance and fixture installs: Appliances and lighting can be installed within a day or two in most cases.
  • Countertops: Expect it to take anywhere from a week to several weeks for countertops to be fabricated, depending on the specifications for the job. This is why it’s a good idea to have the measurements done as soon as possible. Once made, it should only take a day or two to install them.
  • Backsplash: If you’re installing a backsplash, you can expect the process to take a day or two, maybe a bit longer depending on the kind of material you’re using and the design for the backsplash.
  • Additional installs: Sinks, appliances and other items that don’t rely on cabinetry can be installed at this point, over the course of a day or two.
  • Finishing: Any carpentry for finishing, like trim, toe kicks, molding and other hardware, can be installed at the end of the project over a few days.

For more information about a general schedule for kitchen design and kitchen renovation in Brighton, CO, contact the experts at Jim Cope Construction LLC today.

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