Kitchen remodeling timetable

How long will a 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. The only one who can answer the question of how long it will take is your contractor.

Source: National Association for the Remodeling Industry (NARI).

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