What are the steps of a Kitchen Remodel?

A Step-by-Step Kitchen Remodeling Timeline

A kitchen remodel can take anywhere from a couple of months to a year or more depending on the size of the project. The steps of a kitchen remodel are similar for many projects, but can vary based on the scale of the renovation.

After completing hundreds of projects, we believe following these steps will guide you through a successful kitchen renovation.

Before Starting a Project

Big choices, like deciding to hire a contractor or doing it yourself, need to be made before starting a project.

  • Dream and Set Realistic Goals

Begin by envisioning your end-goal, your dream. Gather photos and design inspiration. Will you replace cabinets, countertops, flooring and appliances? Add a second sink or upgrade to a decorative range hood? Move a wall? Dream big, and then ask yourself what is a must-have and what is nice-to-have.

  • Create a Budget

Regardless of the total dollar amount, it’s important to create a budget. Learn what costs to expect and how to set your budget.

  • Hire a Contractor

If you’re hiring a general contractor, do your research and set aside time to interview at least three. Start this process early because qualified contractors are often booked 4 to 8 months out.