If you are planning to undertake a kitchen remodel, apart from considering the cost, one of the main things that you will be wondering is, “How long does it take to remodel a kitchen?”.
Whether you need your remodel to be finished before a big holiday or event or simply want to know how long it will be until you can make home-cooked meals again, here is everything you need to know.
As you may expect, the time it takes to complete a kitchen remodel really depends on the size of the project, whether you’re hiring a team or plan to do it yourself, whether your desired materials are available, and what is required to complete your dream design.
That said, in regard to a complete custom renovation of a large kitchen, the average time to remodel a kitchen is somewhere between 10-14 weeks. If you are looking to remove walls, make structural changes, or switch up the floor plan, it may take more like 3-4 months to complete the project.
If you like the layout of your kitchen and just want your kitchen to have a new look, you could consider the replacement of your kitchen cabinets. Replacing your old components with new ones, rather than reconfiguring your whole kitchen, means that there is little construction required, just some customization. For a moderate-sized kitchen this can take an average time of 6 to 8 weeks and give your existing kitchen a whole new look.
Refacing your cabinets is another way to give your kitchen a whole new look, and it is a lot less costly than replacing them. Refacing cabinets means that the exposed frames are covered in a thin layer of real wood veneer or plastic laminate. The drawer fronts and doors can then be replaced to match, along with new hardware to complement the new style.
Professional cabinet refacing is priced at around 50% of the cost of replacing with new cabinets, although this does depend slightly on the type of covering you choose. For instance, in a typical sized kitchen, the cost of refacing with laminate veneers starts at $1,000, whereas the cost of refacing with real wood veneers starts at $2,500.
You then need to add on the cost of the new drawer fronts and doors, and whatever hardware you choose. Although this bumps up the cost a little, it still works out as cheaper to reface cabinets, rather than replacing them.
Cabinet refacing is a perfect option if you are working to a budget, you like the layout of your kitchen, and your existing cabinets are still in really good condition. However, if your existing cabinets are falling apart or you don’t feel that they give you enough storage, it is probably a much better option to replace your cabinets with new ones.
Any kitchen remodel should be kept to a schedule to avoid any delays to the project and save time in the long run. With Skipp’s easy 4-step process, we can assist you in doing just that.
Using our up-to-date technology, we only need 30-minutes to scan your space and be provided with precise measurements. This saves a huge amount of time with no need for multiple visits and no opportunity for human error.
With these accurate measurements, we can generate hundreds of layout options for your space. We will then narrow down the ones that we know will work best for you based on your budget, your needs, and your preferences, to supply you with custom layout recommendations.
At Skipp, we give you access to professional designers and provide you with specially curated design collections tailored to you.
We vet all our contractors to make sure that there are never any costly mistakes, with architect grade renovation planning to ensure that your kitchen construction is stress-free.
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There are so many steps that go into kitchen remodeling, there are probably some that you have never even thought of.
One of the biggest time-eaters is having to wait for custom cabinets to be delivered once they have been ordered. Semi-custom cabinets can take around 6 weeks to arrive and full custom cabinets can take around 8 to 10 weeks to arrive. This is why it is so important to start the ordering process as soon as possible and don’t start demolishing your existing kitchen until all of your materials have arrived.
There are also a lot of steps that need to be completed before cabinets can be installed, outlined below, which can take a month or more to complete depending on how much construction there is to be done.
Below you’ll find a guideline for a typical kitchen remodel timeline.
Planning may only take a few weeks, but it could take a few months depending on the scale of your remodel.
Choosing products and having them delivered may take several months, especially if they are custom, and it is best not to start demolition until they have all arrived on site.
Top tip: look at ordering materials on Black Friday or during promotions in April and May. Even if you aren’t quite ready to start your kitchen remodel, you are likely to find materials at reduced prices.
Note: if you are sticking to the existing layout, this phase could be completed within a week.
You’re done – you’ve got a beautiful new kitchen all your friends and family will drool over!
There are ways that you can cut down on your kitchen remodel costs, but that often means compromising on quality, or not getting that kitchen you have always dreamed of.
With Skipp, we can give you the kitchen of your dreams and save you both time and money.
In fact, with our amazing technology, we can save you an average of 40% on your entire kitchen remodel. We provide you with a beautiful, high-quality kitchen, without breaking the bank.
Remodeling your kitchen may seem like a lot of money, but it truly is worth the investment. For most, the kitchen is the heart of their home, a place where their family and friends gather, share food and drink, and just have a good time.
Not only does a kitchen remodel make for even more enjoyment and pleasure, but it can also significantly help to add to the value of your home, should you wish to sell your home in the future. Most people will look at the kitchen in your listing pictures and decide then and there whether the home is for them or not, because (as we now know!) a kitchen remodel is a big project and not necessarily something you want to do after just buying a new home.
Taking on such a large project may seem a little intimidating, but there are a few ways to stay on track when remodeling a kitchen to take away some of the stress and give you peace of mind.
A kitchen remodel can take months to complete and often requires a big budget, but it really is worth it in the long run. With Skipp, you can save both time and money on a kitchen that is specifically designed for you and your space, so don’t hesitate to visit us for your free Renovation Estimate.