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Kitchen Remodeling Timeline: What You Need to Know

Remodeling your kitchen is a great opportunity to get exactly what you want - from custom made kitchen cabinets right down to the stylish backsplash tile. However, if you’re planning to have your cooking space revamped, you’re probably wondering how long it will take and what are the steps involved. That's why it's important to fully understand the remodeling process, including its various stages and goals. 

What is the average timeline for a kitchen remodel?

Not sure how to plan kitchen remodel? In general, a kitchen remodeling timeline takes about six to eight weeks, excluding the pre-planning and design stages. This is also assuming that there are no unforeseen delays in the shipment of materials, and last-minute changes from both parties. As there is the lead time involved for obtaining all the materials like kitchen tiles, countertops, backsplash, flooring, and lighting, custom kitchen cabinets would definitely take a longer time than simple remodeling. Certain permits would also need to be obtained before starting the remodeling work. Overall, a kitchen renovation could stretch up to 12 weeks if there is a major overhaul and that could be a big inconvenience to you to not have a kitchen for that amount of time!

Factors affecting renovation timeline

As such, it is crucial to have a well-drawn plan before you embark on your kitchen remodeling to ensure a smooth process. Here are the key steps to take and take note of:

  • Design and planning stage – Think about your ideal dream kitchen and research ideas from magazines or the internet so that you can share your vision with the designers on your preferred look and feel. This is indeed the most important stage, and you should communicate your ideas and specifications clearly so that your designer can plan and feedback any challenges accordingly.

  • Materials order – For materials that require a longer lead time, such as granite, it is useful to select them first so that the process can be kickstarted without delays later.

  • Demolition – The existing kitchen setup will be demolished so that the condition of the existing floors, walls, and ceiling can be inspected. Modifications and repair works will be done if required, and remodeling works can then proceed.

  • Electrical layout – It is most likely that your existing kitchen’s electrical wirings and light fixtures need to be upgraded or fixed to match your new kitchen’s look. This step is also crucial as it is difficult to shift the electrical points in the process later.

  • Flooring installation – The new floor tiles are installed right before installing the new kitchen cabinets.

  • Countertop and cabinet installation – Your dream kitchen is about to be completed as you see your new cabinets and perfect countertop being set up in this stage.

  • Painting and touch-ups – The last stage will involve installing any plumbing fixtures, decorative backsplashes, and painting of the kitchen walls. Small touch-ups and cleanup of the kitchen will be done to complete the project.

Who offers top-quality custom made kitchen cabinets & other key kitchen elements?

Take the hassle out of your project and get in touch with our seasoned team. With a wide range of experiences in various kitchen remodeling projects, Kitchen Magic has a comprehensive list of kitchen materials and systematic processes to guide you along the way. Our team of dedicated kitchen design consultants, project leaders, draftsmen, and craftsmen will be there to provide professional expertise and support. You will be in safe hands right from the get-go with Kitchen Magic’s expert staff who will bring your vision of your dream kitchen to life!

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