How Long Does A Kitchen Renovation Take?


How Long Does A Kitchen Renovation Take?

Kitchen renovations are one of the most common types of home renovations, but if you are planning on a kitchen renovation in your home then you are probably wondering: just how long is this actually going to take? The length of a kitchen renovation will depend on several different factors, including the scope of the renovation, the state of the existing kitchen space, and more. To better understand the length of time required for a kitchen renovation, you need to understand the different steps and processes required to plan and complete a renovation in the first place. Let’s take a closer look at each essential renovation process and how long each process takes from start to finish.

Process #1: Designing the kitchen

How long it takes: 2 to 4 weeks

The first process required for a kitchen renovation is designing the new kitchen itself. The design process is one of the most important steps in any kitchen renovation because it lays down the foundation for the rest of the renovation process. The floor plan, the features, and even the products that will be used in the renovation are all decided upon in the essential design phase. The length of time for the design phase can vary depending on the scope of the project as well as how in contact you are with the kitchen designer. If you need to go back and request revisions or new concepts, the process will take longer.

Process #2: Pre-construction begins

How long it takes: 4 weeks

Pre-construction involves the team behind your renovation preparing for the construction phase by applying for any necessary permits, preparing all of the drawings and outlines they will follow during the actual work, and finalizing the budget for the kitchen renovation. During the pre-construction phase, the team will also order necessary products such as kitchen cabinets or other products that you haven’t been able to pick up yourself.

Process #3: Construction/renovation

How long it takes: 6 to 10 weeks

The final process in a kitchen renovation is the actual construction or renovation work. The construction involves preparing the kitchen space for work by removing valuables, stripping tile flooring and cabinets, and so on until your kitchen is ready to be renovated. During this phase, everything from countertops to appliances to any applicable electrical work and beyond will be installed according to the design and plans worked out earlier in the renovation process.

The length for the actual construction/renovation has a variable timeline because the length will depend on a few factors. The most significant factor that impacts the length of the project is the complexity of the work. The more difficult and expansive the renovation, the more time it will take to complete. Simple renovations can be finished sooner, by contrast, since there is less work involved in completing them.

In all, depending on the exact scope and nature of your kitchen design, you can expect a kitchen renovation to take a minimum of 12 weeks to around 18 weeks to finish.

If you are in the process of designing your dream kitchen, be sure to visit us at our Bow Valley Kitchens showrooms in Canmore and Calgary. Our team of expert designers are here to help you build your dream kitchen and provide clear timelines so you always know what’s going on. Contact us today to schedule your private and personal kitchen design consultation.