How Long Does It Take to Renovate a Kitchen?

Are you planning to remodel your kitchen? You must be wondering about how long will it take to remodel?

It is essential for homeowners to figure out the length of the project. It will help them know when they need to start and when they can expect it to end.

The time required to revamp a kitchen depends on several factors i.e. kitchen size, methods for work, material type etc. Generally, the average time required to perform kitchen remodeling is about 4 to 8 weeks, without including planning and designing time.

Here we have broken down kitchen renovation in a few steps to illustrate the time frame required for it.

Step 1: Design and Planning

This is a very important step in kitchen remodeling. You should take as much time as you need to plan and design your kitchen in your desired look. Think about every minor detail including tiles, tap fitting, countertops, cabinets, paints, and finishes. Analyze the cost and value of your kitchen design and product to stay within budget.

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Designing phase is crucial and if homeowners and designers work together and homeowner select the design early on, the process can proceed faster.

Some products have long lead times for ordering, including custom cabinets, some stone and tile products, and custom furniture. It can take three to four months.

If you are planning a customized backsplash tile, laminate or granite countertops, or customized cabinets, start that process early before your kitchen demolition. This will help you allow for the long lead times that are typically associated with such products.

Once you are done with the designing and planning your kitchen remodeling thoroughly, next step is to start actual remodeling process of four to eight weeks.

Here is how your kitchen remodeling will pass through the next steps.

Step 2: Removal of Existing Kitchen

Once you have finalized the plan and design of the kitchen, the next step is to remove your existing kitchen. It can take 2 or 3 days. In a day or two, old cabinets, countertops, and appliances will be removed safely. After this, you need to analyze the condition of everything exposed including its floor and ceilings design. If there is any fault in the ceiling or you just want a new attractive ceiling design for your kitchen it is important to replace modify or correct anything before moving on. Correction or modification in the floor is also done in this phase. This modification process can also take a few days more.

After removal of the old kitchen, mark the location of appliances and electrical fixtures for your new kitchen.

Step 3: Installation of Plumbing, HVAC

After demolishing old kitchen, mark the location of appliances, fixtures and other items in your new kitchen. In the next step of kitchen remodeling, you need to install mechanical items such as plumbing and HVAC unit. Home automation items will also be installed at this time. This step of Kitchen renovation can take five to six days.

After the installations are completed, ask your municipality to inspect them before you can proceed further with installing your insulation and drywall.

Step 4: Installation of Insulation and Flooring

Once municipality team has inspected the installation of electrical and plumbing components, this is the time to install insulation and drywall. Next phase I is the installation of the floor. Finally, your flooring will be installed after insulation and drywall and before cabinet and countertop installation.

Step 5: Installation of Cabinets and Countertops

This is the time to install new cabinets and countertops in the kitchen. It will take time to prepare your countertop or other stones for the installation. The installation of plumbing, HVAC, insulation, flooring, and cabinets can take 2 to 3 weeks.

Fabrication od countertop is a time taking process, as your fabricator needs to laser measure your granite countertop accurately, gets drawing approved and for actual slap preparation. So, it is suggested to start this process in advance before the removal of the kitchen. This way your fabricator will be able to deliver your order at the time when it is needed to get your remodeling done quickly.

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Step 6: Final Finishes

This step of your kitchen renovation will involve all the final finish and painting. The plumbing fixtures and backsplashes will be installed. Your floor will also be finished at this step. The painting will be completed last.

Step 7: Installation of Appliances

After the final finishes, new appliances and electrical fixtures will be installed. This step will take about 5 days to complete.

Now, the next task is to clean all the mess created through all seven phases of kitchen remodeling. What’s next? After this, your new kitchen is ready to greet you and your family members.


In any renovation project, any of the steps can be upset by any unexpected factor such as a contractor or subcontractor could get sick or your ordered material may arrive late due to an issue. Be prepared for it, and allocate time for such issues between every step.

While Planning your entirely new kitchen, plan how you are going to deal with your old appliances. Whether you will sell them through a dealer or you will gift them to anyone. This is very important to save yourself from the trouble of discarding them and to enjoy your new kitchen.

Another important thing while planning a kitchen renovation is to decide with your kitchen contractor about the cleanup services i.e. removal of scrap and dust. That’s how your new kitchen will seem entirely new and refreshing for you.

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