Kitchen Remodel

Timeline of a Kitchen Remodel Part 1: Planning Your Dream Kitchen

  • August 15, 2018

Your project goals will largely determine how long your remodel will take. Good planning is critical. Here are some things to think about now!

When planning to remodel a kitchen, the big question most homeowners desire to know is when will be it completed, or even, will it be completed by the time I want it to be?

A kitchen renovation is one of the most popular home improvement projects among homeowners. It’s also one of the most complex – because of the number of stages and tradespeople involved. A kitchen remodel can span from a month to a year, depending on the project. For a major kitchen remodel involving plumbing, electrical, and layout changes, a realistic timeline is 6 to 12 months. Time slots in this scenario include the time it takes to design your space, hire a contractor, order products, demolish the existing kitchen, and then build-out the new kitchen.

There is a lot to consider before making the dive and steps along the way to ensure your new kitchen is everything you want it to be! Another thing to note is that each home design project is different. Different styles, different needs, various budgets and a wide range of timelines depending on all of those aspects. The following and the blog posts in this series are a general outline of what takes place in a kitchen remodel.

The First Step: Planning

Take some time to assess your needs for this exciting project.

What are your main objectives? You and your families’ priorities will drive all further decisions on budget, style, products and more.

Some questions to consider:

  • Are you building a new home or are you remodeling?
  • How long do you want to be in this house?
  • How big is your kitchen space?
  • Are you wanting to expand your kitchen?
  • How many household members and children? Age?
  • How often do you entertain? Large or small groups?

Discuss your goals for the new space. What do you want to do?

  • Update the look of the room
  • Add more space
  • Update the kitchen for resale of home
  • Improve the function of the room

Think about your essentials and desires for the space. What are your top three must haves in your kitchen? A few things to keep in mind:

Another aspect to remember when planning your kitchen are any personal priorities. They could be environmental concerns, health and safety issues, or longer-term family needs for the home and space.

  • How energy-efficient will your new lighting be?
  • Do you want a recycling area?
  • Storage for sharp knives
  • Non-slip floors
  • Will it be used by anyone relying on a wheelchair, walker, cane or other device? If so, is aisle space adequate?
  • Can the dishwasher be raised to a more back-friendly height?

Planning for a new or renovated kitchen takes time. Our Kitchen and Bath Design team is here to take the stress out every step of the way. View our process to get a peek into what this all might look like or visit our showroom to be inspired and start planning! Stay tuned for our next blog in the series of Timeline of a Kitchen Remodel.

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