Kitchen Remodeling Timetable

How long will a kitchen remodeling project take?

A group of National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI) members agreed to the following timetable for a typical kitchen remodel (within a margin of error for unforeseen circumstances and custom work):

  • 1-2 days to tear out existing fixtures, walls, floors, appliances and secure electric wiring and cap off plumbing
  • 2-3 days for framing
  • 2-5 days for rough in of electric, plumbing and heat (mechanicals)
  • 3-4 days to add new plasterboard and tape it
  • 1-2 days to install a new kitchen floor
  • 2-6 days to install new cabinets
  • 1-2 days for new fixtures and appliances
  • 1 day for the plumber to install sink, dishwasher, etc.
  • 2-3 days for lighting, wall coverings, painting, etc.

A kitchen remodel may take from 14-25 days, depending on the scope of the project.

If you are doing a custom job or ordering custom materials, the project may take longer. Need help? Find a pro here. 
Source: National Association for the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

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