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Kitchen Design Timeline: How long does a kitchen remodel take?

St. CharlesMost people would like a general idea on the time frame from your first meeting with your designer to your next meal in your new kitchen. We spoke with Lorin Kirksey, Designer and Salesman at Seigles to understand a question we hear often: How long will my kitchen remodel take? Below are the steps and an idea of the time for each.

1. Design. The design process itself can take anywhere from a couple of days to a couple of weeks. There are times when just replacing what you have now may be your best design, but with all of the new features we offer now along with the new cabinet sizes there is a good possibility that an entirely new layout may be your best design. Once you determine the general design, you get to do what many consider to be the best part: Choosing your door style(s), wood specie(s), and color choice(s) for your cabinets and countertops.

2. Order and manufacturing. Depending on what brand of cabinetry you decided to order, the manufacturing of your cabinets can take anywhere from three to six weeks, but there are some paint/glaze finishes and custom paint finishes that could add a couple of extra weeks to those numbers. Once your cabinets arrive at Seigle’s Cabinet Center, we will be able to ship them to your home within a couple of days.

3. Installation. Depending on the size of your kitchen, your cabinetry could be installed within just a few days. Please check with your installers to confirm their schedule and time frame. After your base cabinets are set (installed) you would notify us so that we can send our countertop fabricator out to your home to measure your installed cabinets. If you are purchasing a granite, soapstone, quartz, or quartzite counter top these products take about 2-3 weeks to fabricate and install after your cabinets have been installed. If you are planning to use an under-mounted sink, make sure you have it at your home at the time of your countertop measure.

The overall timeframe varies from project to project. In general, if you have a smaller kitchen and you order with a three week lead time, your whole project could be completed in about 6-7 weeks. If you have chosen a custom cabinet line with a custom painted finish it may take 12-14 weeks from start to finish. If you have decided to remove soffits/bulkheads and or walls, this could easily add several more weeks to your project.

Do you want more kitchen remodel tips? Here is a look at how to begin the kitchen remodel process. 

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