Why It Takes So Long To Get Cabinets And Other Remodeling Parts

This Is Why It’s Taking A While For People In Tucson To Create A New Look In Their Home
18 wheeler transporting goods

Waiting for anything sucks, especially when there doesn’t seem to be an end in sight. That’s why we’re telling you so you can at least know about what to expect.

In this post, you’ll find out how long it can take to get new cabinets. You’ll also learn what’s causing it to slow down so much. The same applies to other remodeling parts and materials.

I Hate Waiting

“Me too, but we’re going to have to get used to it,” sighs Justin.

Amber sighs back. “Yeah, you’re right. It’ll be so worth it when our kitchen is all updated and beautiful! How long do you think it’ll take to get the cabinets? That’s what we’re waiting on.”

Justin shrugs. “I have no clue. Think our contractor has a blog post on it? He seems to have plenty of other posts on his website, like the one on how to remodel kitchens and how long each step can take.”

Amber slides her phone out of her purse. “Let’s find out.” She gets on his website and starts looking through the blog posts.”

“Here we go! Exactly what we’re looking for, come take a look,” says Amber. Justin scoots over so he can read too.

Here’s what the couple finds out:

How Long It Takes To Get Cabinets

Gray Shaker style kitchen cabinets without a frame

While it normally takes 4 to 5 weeks to get cabinets, right now it’s taking about 10 to 12 weeks. It’s also taking way longer to get fittings and other simple supplies. They’re out of stock and the rest are on backorder.

Why Cabinets And Parts Are Taking So Long To Arrive

New bathroom with white cabinets

Demand. The demand for remodeling has gone through the roof. People are spending more time at home and less going out. They want to make the space they spend the most time in a great one. But, since everyone’s doing it, there are several hiccups.

Production. Due to the pandemic, production lines are slowing down. Factories have to keep to distancing standards, which means fewer workers. 

Transportation. Overseas transportation is slowing way down. The ports had to cut back production and workers for pandemic reasons. This means fewer people to sort through the stock.

Shipping containers. There’s a shortage of these because most are sitting in port waiting for processing. This means fewer items can ship.

For items made in America, it’s mostly an issue with high demand and low production.

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“Wow, that’s a long time. Looks like we’ll have plenty of time to prepare to not have our kitchen,” points out Justin. Amber nods. “You’re right. In the meantime, let’s see what else we can find on this blog that might be good to know.”