This Is How Long A Kitchen Remodel Takes On Average

Learn How Long People Need To Block Off To Remodel Their Entire Kitchen In Tucson
Kitchen being drawn and built representing how long a kitchen remodel takes

How long a kitchen remodel takes depends on a few factors, like materials and complexity. Normal remodels take about 6-7 weeks on average.

Find out more below-

Can We Spare The Time?

“Remodeling the entire kitchen is a huge project. We won’t have a kitchen for a while,” points out Amber.

Justin sighs and rubs the back of his neck. “Yeah, but it needs to get done. We can always break it up so we’re not out for a month or anything.” Amber nods slowly. “Yeah, you’re right. But, how long does a kitchen remodel take?”

Justin shrugs. “I don’t know. A full one will take, I don’t know, over a month, maybe? You know what, instead of guessing let’s look it up on Google.”

Amber smiles and whips out her phone. “That’s a great idea! I’ll go ahead and look it up. Why don’t you look up kitchen remodeling costs? More hands make less work.” Justin nods and starts.

Here’s what Amber ends up finding:

The Average Time It Takes To Remodel A Kitchen

Before and after a kitchen remodel

The usual time it takes for a full remodel is about 6 to 7 weeks. How long it takes to remodel a kitchen depends on a few factors. Change orders, repairs, materials, size, complexity, and other factors can extend the timeline.

A Brief Overview Of What Happens

There are a lot of parts to remodeling a kitchen. Here’s what you can expect from a full remodel:

Kitchen with new white cabinets and a fresh modern look

Demolition takes up to 2 days. Framing, plumbing, electrical, and insulation take about 3 to 4 days. Inspections need to happen and they can take about 2. Drywalling takes about 3 days. Trim, cabinets, countertops, the backsplash, and flooring can take about 2 weeks. Installing fixtures and appliances takes about 3 days. Painting takes about 2 to finish.

Then there are the final touch-ups and your new kitchen is complete!

What Can Lengthen The Timeline

Size is huge. Larger kitchens take more time because there’s more to do. You also have to make larger orders of materials, which can take longer to put together.

Speaking of materials, that too can lengthen the timeline. Rare materials like marble can be harder to find and order. The material you want might be out of stock or waiting to be replenished.

Kitchen with new cabinets, counters, floors, and more

It’s common to find damages that need repairing. This will raise the cost and timeline but it’s absolutely necessary. Any damages will only get worse, cause bigger problems, and then be costlier to fix.

Change-orders will also make it longer to remodel a kitchen. Changing materials in the middle of the project is kind of like hitting a reset button.

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“So we wouldn’t have a kitchen for over two months if we did it all at once,” points out Amber. Justin nods. “Yep, so let’s break it up into smaller projects. Also, let’s see what else we can find on this blog.”