Kitchen Remodel Process Timeline
Remodeling your home is exciting, but can also feel daunting. You might need help answering questions like:
- Where to start?
- When to visit a showroom?
- When to engage a home designer, architect, project manager, etc.?
We will answer these questions as well as provide helpful things to know before you get a remodel started that will help ensure your process is amazing and efficient.
There are 2 key phases in renovation installation timing:
1) How quickly plans, permitting and material selections can be completed.
2) How soon the contractor can start your project and complete it.
Be flexible during installation. Demolition, tear out, framing, plumbing, electrical, wall prep, paint, flooring, cabinet install, countertop install, decorative accents, appliances (WHEW!) and more, can take longer than expected to install. The key to keeping your sanity is to know before your project starts that there may be hiccups, and be ready to flex when that happens.
Below are typical time ranges for each phase. Use this as a reference as you plan. The two factors that affect a remodel timeline most heavily are the size of the kitchen and the project scope. Build in buffer time.
OUR JOURNEY TOGETHER: THE KARR BICK TIMELINE PROCESS
*Generically there are 8 steps but sometimes it’s easier to talk about them as 6 steps with combinations*
1: INSPIRE – Ponder your dream.
Timeframe: the time it takes for you to get from your couch to our showroom.
Start dreaming by compiling your design ideas and images. Think about product preferences. Play with Houzz and Pinterest. Save your ideas. Sign up for our fun new series called “How to Create Nothing Ordinary.”
2. DESIGN – Shape your ideas.
Timeframe: the time it takes us together to find the plan you love, could be 2 weeks could be 3 months.
Project consultation including reviewing project mission statement, design, planning questionnaire, idea books. Discuss wants/needs. Discuss initial budget. Discuss initial timeframes. Discuss initial project scope. Review planning resources.
Design consultation including designer proposing concepts & ideas. Discuss flow & usage of space. Discuss process. Refine project scope. Determine priorities.
Hire Karr Bick: Measure space, collaborate with designer, space planning, review drawings/plans.
Discuss budget considerations: Present floor plan design option (high/low), involve construction/installation team, provide floor plan, discuss “good, better, best” material selection.
Client approves floor plan design.
3. SELECT – Color your vision
Timeframe: 1 to 4 meetings in showroom.
Material selection “Pick the pretty things”: Cabinets, Countertops, Appliances, Tile, Plumbing Fixtures, Lighting Fixtures, Hardware
Quotes: Present material quote. Present install quote. Revisit project mission statement. Reorder priorities. Revise Quotations.
Finalize: Agree upon final design. Agree on material quote. Agree on installation quote.
4. Purchase & Prep – Decisions go from pencil to pen
Timeframe: Depends on materials lead times 4 – 10 weeks
Purchase: Agreements signed. Material deposit. Finalized construction documents. Final field measurements. Materials ordered. Installation schedule prepared.
Prep: Homeowner prepares for temporary loss of their space. Homeowner purges. Get temporary storage for stuff. Pick paint colors. Choose furniture & fabrics.
5. Install – See your hard work come to life
Timeframe: Depends on the scope of work. 2 – 4 months on average
Welcome your construction crew: learn everyone’s name and give them occasional treats.
Embrace the mess: demolition, structural changes, rough-in & framing, painting, flooring install, cabinet install, countertop measure, hardware install, countertop measure, appliance install prep, lighting install, countertop fabrication, countertop install, backsplash install, fixture & appliance install, finishing touches.
6. Live In Your Space – Enjoy your new space
Enjoy with your family & friends! Throw a party. Take a bath. Relax!