Remodeling a kitchen can be a rewarding experience for homeowners. Replacing the old and rugged with the new and updated. However, it can be hard to be patient to wait for the changes to come to fruition. With any kitchen renovation project, the primary concern is how long the process will take before they gain access to a functioning kitchen again. There are a variety of factors that can influence how long it will take.
First, it must be understood why a remodeling of the kitchen takes some time. There is a great deal of preparation that goes into the project. While programs on HGTV may only give glimpses of the process making it seem relatively quick, there are a lot of accommodations that must go into making sure the final product is satisfactory.
For a moderately sized kitchen, the average length of time for a replacement kitchen is 6-8 weeks. This is different from a complete renovation because the base of the kitchen is already present. Therefore, there is less construction and customization present. On the other hand, a complete kitchen renovation can prove to be a much more extensive project.
For a custom kitchen, a realistic expectation is for it to be done in 10-12 weeks. A lot of this time frame depends on the schedule of the project manager. It is highly likely that the project manager overseeing the renovation will want to work out the construction in a sequence of steps. There are also subcontractors involved in the process, and that can make scheduling even more tricky.
There are two primary phases in any kitchen renovation that will determine the shelf life of the entire project. There is the pre-construction phase and the construction phase. During the first phase, design meetings take place to discuss lighting and electricity plans, elevations, furniture, and floor plans. Then, custom selections of flooring, cabinet hardware, cabinets, countertops, and any other relevant appliances will also be considered. After that, materials must be ordered, and the delivery dates have to coincide with the schedule.
The construction phase is divided into a series of sequences. Complete demolition, dust protection, and leveling take place in the first week to prepare the platform. After that, electrical work is gradually worked on followed by physical work on the kitchen. This entails hanging of the drywall, installing the flooring and making proper measurements for components of the kitchen.
Towards the end of the construction phase, the kitchen is painted, and the room undergoes a professional cleaning before a final evaluation of the kitchen is made. This process can last many weeks, and this does not account for potential hiccups that can happen along the way such as an inaccurate measurement or insufficient materials to finish one portion of the project.
Kitchens come in all shapes and sizes, and there are many aspects that go into the planning that often goes overlooked. However, having a kitchen renovation done in 10-12 weeks is usually a safe bet.