Kitchen Remodeling Schedule: When Will Your Kitchen Be Ready?

This post outlines the construction process for a complete kitchen remodel, shows a typical schedule and outlines the major construction phases.  With your kitchen design and preparation completed, you are ready for the construction to begin.

Time Required for a Kitchen Remodel

An average kitchen remodel will take between 6 and 10 weeks depending on the scope and complexity of your project. Your construction team should establish and review the kitchen remodeling schedule with you before the project begins. Consider using a firm that uses on-line scheduling to give you a real-time view of your project. The following outline shows the major steps that are a part of most kitchen remodeling projects.

Kitchen Remodeling Schedule


  • Permit acquired
  • Construction Schedule is established
  • Water and gas are disconnected
  • Electrical service for kitchen is disconnected if possible
  • Dust isolation and protection for surrounding areas
  • Path to dumpster established and protected
  • Negative air-pressure is created to keep dust out of living area

kitchen-demolition1Kitchen Demolition

  • Existing cabinets and counters are removed
  • Plaster stripped from walls and ceilings
  • Walls and ceilings are de-nailed
  • Finish floor is removed
  • All remaining debris is swept and vacuumed to limit spread of dust during construction


  • Walls are framed for new doors and windows
  • Beams  installed for enlarged openings
  • Wall framing is inspected for level and evenness
  • Evaluate floor framing and adjust if required
  • Cabinet layout is established to guide plumber and electrician
  • Cabinets are ordered


  • Electrical walk-through with client to confirm location of lighting, switch configuration etc.
  • Plumbing for drains and water supplies are installed
  • Heating completed
  • Inspections for wiring, plumbing and framing
  • Insulation is installed and inspected


  • Wallboard and Plaster
  • Interior trim
  • Finish flooring
  • Cabinets
  • Template is made for the kitchen counters
  • Painting and other specialty finishes
  • Counters are installed
  • Finish plumbing and electrical
  • Final cleanup and walk-through

Understanding the major stages for your kitchen remodel will help you communicate with your construction team and understand when your new kitchen will be ready.