How long does it take to remodel a kitchen?

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I am getting new cabinets, sink, faucet, garbage disposal, countertop, tile backsplash, range, flooring and wallpaper removed and then painted. Range will replace cooktop so needs some alterations. I will be having contractors doing all the work. What order after demolition is it done in? Tia

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  • Michelle Leslie Michelle Leslie on Jul 02, 2018
    It's quite a big job and very messy but so worth it in the end. Perhaps this article will help you with the steps and what to expect - https://www.thebalance.com/steps-to-remodeling-your-kitchen-1798738

  • What does your contract specify??? Any contractor worth his or her salt will provide a projected completion date. First they demo. They they move, install and rough in the electric, gas and water lines. Needs to be inspected. If ok they can insulate, then another inspection. Then the walls go up. Then painting and walpapering. Then flooring, then cabinets, countertops, backsplash, sink faucet, garbage disposal. Finally, appliances. If no delays, expect 2 to 3 months. Make sure you are on the ball with choosing cabinet hardware (very important), paint colors, wallpaper, etc. The longer you take, the longer the project takes. Here is how to hire a contractor:


    Do not pay the job upfront!

    And be glad it is summer, you can have a makeshift kitchen in your back yard and grill everything. Or borrow a friend's RV.

  • Ebbjdl Ebbjdl on Jul 02, 2018
    Dear Barb, it depends on how available the things you want done. Some contractors start a project, for 3-4 days in a row, then they say they need some part, and I won't have it for 2 days. This way they can start another project, and come back to you. Make sure you have a contract, that states the brand names of your appliances, the total amount of the job, how many consecutive days will it be done . Give the contractor only a third of the total cost. If he says he needs more money, ask him to show you why. Your contract should state what comes first for remodelling, ect. Good Luck! Check them out with the Better Business Bureau. They should have an A+rating.

  • Bijous Bijous on Jul 02, 2018

    Hi Barb, 6 to 8 weeks depending on the countertop manufacturing. Good luck and while that sounds like a long time, it will be beautiful, I just know!

  • Ginny Ginny on Jul 03, 2018
    I acted as my own contractor so, and a friend did my cabinets as he is a cabinetmaker (Kitchen Maid). His son presented me with a proposed layout of the new cabinetry which I liked a lot. Most of the work was done by people my friend recommended, and I let them in the house while I was at work.
    My kitchen is only 81 sq. ft. I picked out the new appliances on my own and had them delivered and installed. The whole thing took about 2-3 weeks (off and on), and I was never without refrigeration or cooking facilities.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jul 03, 2018
    First set yourself a temporary kitchen somewhere like a dining room with a microwave, coffee pot, frig and maybe a infared hot plate. A bookcase to hold some staples and a sideboard for the appliances.
    Is one of your contractors going to be your general contractor? or will you be the general contractor? GC will pull the permits, usually pick the subs, and schedule all the subcontractors. If you have a kitchen designer, they can act as your project manager overseeing everyone. The bonus in having a designer manage your project is they have worked with their team of contractors/suppliers in the past, can usually save you money by negotiating price, know where to buy things cost-effectively, and will make sure all products are present before the sub arrives to do the work.