Renovations to the kitchen are among the most alluring projects for homeowners. Since we spend so much time in the kitchen, adding a variety of modern appliances and fresh finishes might actually improve your life. Or at least your attitude to life.
However, the length of your redesign will vary depending on the size of your project and whether you’ll be doing a comprehensive or modest kitchen remodel.
Remodelling a kitchen is special because it involves many moving pieces and coordination between plumbers, electricians, and other subcontractors, some of whom must wait for the completion of the work of others (for instance, cabinets prior to your sink) before they can go forward. Additionally, huge, heavy, and bulky materials are frequently employed in kitchen renovations. Whether you’re merely expanding an existing footprint or dramatically altering the footprint can also affect the cost and timeframe of your kitchen makeover.
The Average Length of a Kitchen Remodel
The length of time required for planning and renovating a kitchen will vary depending on the project’s size, the accessibility of the materials, and the design’s specifications.
If the kitchen design programme is simple, the same layout is maintained but new components are added to replace the old ones. We refer to this as a replacement kitchen. There isn’t much customising or building going on. For a kitchen of moderate size, replacement projects take 6 to 8 weeks.
Larger kitchen renovation projects, wall removals, structural alterations, and floor plan reconfigurations require more time to complete. A reasonable estimate regarding the time required for a personalised remodelling is 10–12 weeks.
Why does remodelling take so long?
Because so many things need to be changed in a short period of time, kitchen remodels take so long. The majority of the other rooms in your home just require the most basic necessities, such as heating, electricity, and four walls. They move quickly and predictably.
With a kitchen, it’s different.
Your kitchen must have adequate heating, electrical wiring, extensive plumbing, a sturdy cabinet set, resilient flooring, sufficient worktops, and all the built-in appliances (ovens, microwaves, etc.), and it must be planned so that the space can be utilised quickly and conveniently.
You must prepare and demolish your old kitchen before you can even start the process. It becomes more challenging if you rearrange sinks and ovens since the new project design necessitates a complete overhaul of the electrical and plumbing systems.
A kitchen installation, therefore, takes significantly longer and is prone to unforeseen alterations.