Making sure you stay flexible is extremely important when remodeling any part of your home, especially your kitchen. With plenty of events that can throw off your original plan, it's important to realize that certain things absolutely must go in order, and delaying one area of installation can delay or alter your entire timeline. Here is a general idea for those who thrive on having a plan for the amount of time each step will take (give or take).
This is done at your own pace, and can be started months or even years in advance! Planning your dream kitchen can be a fun and creative experience.
FINDING A CONTRACTOR
Make sure you allow as much time as you need for this step, as there is no rush. Finding a good contractor can be difficult, and you don't want to rush the process on this step for sure.
THE FIRST DESIGN STEP
Working with your designer, this step can take 1-3 days and it is important to keep your lines of communication open while you work through this exciting first step.
THE FINAL DESIGN STEP
The length of this step can vary depending on the changes or details that go into the design of your kitchen. Staying in close contact with your designer can allow this step to take anywhere from 1-4 weeks and it is important to allow plenty of time for any required changes.
Allow 1-2 months for the delivery of your products, with additional time for any required returns for damaged, defective, or mistaken orders.
CONSTRUCTION, DEMOLITION, AND MORE
This can take up to a month depending on the amount of work you are having done as well as the size of your kitchen. If you are having the layout of your kitchen moved around or gas lines changed this can take longer. However, you won't need to budget quite as much time if you are just updating countertops and cabinets.
Often times, rearranging the kitchen means rearranging light fixtures, outlets, gas lines, and more. Give yourself 1-2 weeks for this to be completed.
Painting goes quicker when you don't have to maneuver around cabinets and countertops. Allow 1-3 days to complete any paint jobs.
INSTALLING A NEW FLOOR?
3-5 days is expected for installation of a new floor if this is in the works for your new custom kitchen.
3-5 days is a good rule of thumb for this step, although it will depend on the size of your kitchen, layout, and overall design plan.
MEASURING YOUR COUNTERTOPS
An easy step, this can be done in one business day.
If you had to move or rearrange appliances during construction, give yourself 1-2 days to get these reinstalled and back in working order.
This can go quicker if you have prepped the area before installation, but give 1-2 days to get lighting installed and working again.
This usually takes about 1-2 weeks, but it depends on what you are having done. In some situations, it can take up to one month.
This is often done in one day, but it is always a good idea to tack on an extra day or two to allow for any errors or setbacks.
Backsplash is a great choice for those who want an added detail in their kitchen. Give yourself 1-2 days for this step.
APPLIANCE INSTALLATION: PART 2
This is dependent upon the utility type, but is generally completed within 2 working days.
Almost there! Allow 2-4 days for paint touch ups, crown molding, and other light fixtures to be hung.