Atlanta Remodeling Contractors: Kitchen Renovation Timeline
January 30, 2023 at 8:00 AM
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If you’re planning on remodeling your kitchen, you may wonder how long it takes. Most Atlanta remodeling contractors recommend allowing three weeks to four months to complete your kitchen renovation. The timeframe generally depends on the scope and complexity of the project and the size of your space.

For example, if you are not altering the layout of your kitchen or adding any electrical or plumbing, you can expect your renovation to be done in a couple of weeks. However, if you are moving or expanding your kitchen, it can take significantly longer because of city permits and board approvals.

This article will explain how long a full kitchen renovation can take.

Pre-Construction Phase

While most people want to jump into the construction phase, a lot must happen beforehand. Here’s what needs to be done before you break ground on your project:

  • Post your project. The first step you will want to take in planning your kitchen remodel is to look for a reputable contractor for the job. You’ll want to either post your project online or get recommendations from friends and family to find a reputable company. During this stage, you’ll want to have your idea for your kitchen remodel scoped out, so you can provide information to the contractors you are considering.
  • Schedule site visits. Once you find contractors you like, you should set up an on-site visit. An in-person visit is the best way for a contractor to understand the scope of the project and the limitation of space. You’ll also see if your personality and communication styles mesh.
  • Choose a contractor. Once you’ve received bids for your project, compare and contrast your offers to find the one that’s best for you. You can then hire the contractor of your choice for your kitchen remodel.
  • Obtain permits and approvals. The most significant step that is often overlooked is obtaining permits and approvals. Getting the correct permits and approvals from your city and county can hold up a renovation. And if you’re moving plumbing or gas lines, you’ll need to hire an architect and get additional permits. This process can take as little as two weeks but typically lasts a couple of months.

Construction Phase

The construction phase of the project is your contractor’s responsibility. However, it’s important to note that things can change during a project, and you must be flexible with your expectation and timeline.

Here’s a typical timeline for how the project should go during the construction phase:

  • Demo time — 1-2 days
  • Rerouting plumbing and electrical — 1-4 days
  • City inspections and sign-off — 1-hour on-site visit
  • Floor installation — 1-5 days
  • Cabinet and appliance installation — 1-10 days
  • Clean-up — 1-day

Post-Construction Phase

The post-construction phase of your kitchen remodel will consist of a final walk-through with your contractor. You’ll review the work that they’ve done on your kitchen and look closely to make sure everything is working the way it should. If there are any problems, point them out and add them to a list. The contractor will either fix it on the spot or find another time to come back and finish the job.

Contact Elite Construction and Renovations today!

Elite Construction and Renovations is the premier remodeling company dedicated to maximizing your home’s value. Using the best tools and the latest techniques, our years of experience enable us to provide efficient, personalized services to transform your kitchen into your dream. Get in touch now to get started!