A lot of customers ask, “When is a good time for a kitchen remodel?” Of course, that answer depends on a number of factors. Will you be living in the home? Are you frequently entertaining guests? Where do you spend the holidays?
This is why we approach every kitchen remodel as a unique project. With that said, the best time for a kitchen remodel may actually be the spring and summer seasons. The time a remodel takes depends, of course, on the availability of your cabinets, surfaces, and appliance choices as well.
How Long Does a Kitchen Remodel Take?
On average a major kitchen remodel takes 12-20 weeks. Of course, this can vary depending upon your square footage. Cosmetic changes involving fewer subcontractors can be done in 3-5 weeks. How quickly the remodel takes depends upon your tolerance for disruption as well as your self-awareness of your actual budget. Don’t forget, every design change adds time to the project schedule.
“Kitchen remodels are unique because they require a lot of moving parts and coordination of electricians, plumbers and other subcontractors, some of whom must wait for the work of others to be completed (for example, cabinets before your sink) before they can proceed.” HGTV
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A pretty little house was built, and the custom cabinetry chosen was beautiful…and still is! Red Birch (my favorite) partial overlay doors with slab drawers and a slight raised panel door. What isn’t so beautiful are the laminated counter tops, but that was all the budget allowed. Spending the money on the high end cabinetry was definitely the right thing to do.
SO excited, the upgrade is finally in the works, thank you Shaker Hill Granite for being so friendly, helpful and awesome.
Our island will be first with the Colonial Gold Leather. This will be a one shot deal. Easy template, we’ll do it ourselves, no cut outs needed and a double pencil edge.
Drawers and rollouts are removed to unscrew the laminate, which will be easy to remove.
Time to add the braces. Two of the Stealth Braces by Richelieu provide just what we needed, with no visual. Cool!
It’s time for granite! Woo Hoo!
Voila! Rob and his guys were in and out in no time. Teamwork is key when lifting and maneuvering a sizable piece and they have it down.
That was easy!
We have a “B” in the veining, do you see it? Love it!
Planning ahead for the rest of the counter, which is an L-Shape, fridge – range – corner – farm sink (upgrade). Cambrian Black Antique will be the choice, we think. Honed Absolute Black / Enhanced is in the running also. We’ll see!
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