Kitchen remodeling requires detailed planning and preparation for the success of the project which goes without saying that time becomes a crucial factor.
When will the remodeling project end? It is common to hear homeowners complain that they didn’t know that it would have taken that long for them to use their new kitchen.
The scope of the kitchen remodeling project will determine the length of time it takes to complete it. Some projects take longer whereas others may take longer to complete.
The timeline of a kitchen remodeling project should be tightly managed to prevent big cost implications. The longer the projects take, the more likely that kitchen remodeling will run into immense and unnecessary costs.
Some of the common reasons that a kitchen remodeling project will take longer than planned include:
– Inaccurate time frame from the builder/contractor
– Using an inexperienced kitchen designer
– Homeowner having unrealistic expectations
– Changes midway through the project that expand the scope of work
– Late delivery of materials and appliances
So, how Long Does A Kitchen Remodel Take?
Designing and planning a kitchen remodel is a time consuming process. The length of time it takes will be determined by factors such as design requirements, scope of the project, expertise and experience of contractor, and availability of materials.
Straightforward kitchen remodeling that involves replacing old items with new and modern items while retaining the same layout and design shouldn’t take long.
The replacement kitchen project such as updating cabinets and countertops can take an average 6-8 weeks for a mid-sized kitchen.
Create a Schedule/Kitchen Remodeling Plan
You must have a schedule for the kitchen remodeling project to run smoothly and efficiently. There must be a sequence of events or steps that govern the project to ensure proper task flow, efficiency, adherence to budget, and timely completion.
Take note that even well planned projects run into delays and unforeseen challenges. However, delays shouldn’t derail the project as these can be handled in a way that doesn’t offset project timelines.
Good scheduling of tasks when planning a kitchen remodel and strict adherence will bring everything together to end up with a new and functional kitchen.
Planning a kitchen remodel can be categorized into the pre-construction and construction phases. Notable tasks in each of these phases include:
– Choosing of Contractor
– Design meetings
– Selection of appliances, fixtures, cabinets, countertops and other materials
– Preparation of construction drawings
– Application for permits
– Making orders for materials…
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