What is a Realistic Time Frame for Your Remodeling Project?

Is it too late to get your kitchen or bathroom remodeled in time for the holidays?  If you haven’t signed your contract already, probably.

Major home remodels take time, especially if you want them done right.

Here are some guidelines that are realistic:

Standard Bathroom (not gutted) with fixtures and tile replacement, etc. in same locations – 3 weeks

Add…. 2 weeks for custom shower doors – measured after tile
…………3 weeks for solid surface/granite/quartz countertops – templated
…………2 weeks if permits are involved – inspection delays
…………1 week if gut job – drywall, insulation
…………1 week if rearranging fixtures – plumber
…………1 week if adding framing for new shower, etc.
…………2 weeks if all decisions are not made prior to closing

Standard Kitchen with cabinet/counter replacement in same locations – 3 weeks

Add…..2 weeks if major electrical
…………1 week if soffits are being removed – re-route of hidden items
…………1 week if floor is getting done
…………3 weeks for solid surface/granite/quartz countertops – templated
…………1 week if tiling backsplash – can’t do until after solid surface
…………1 week if permits involved – inspection delays
…………1 week if removing walls, etc.
…………1 week if moving plumbing and/or rearranging the working triangle
…………2 weeks if all decisions are not made prior to closing

(Some of the times will run concurrently, but not all!)

Here at Kopke Remodeling & Design, we do mostly custom work and very little run-of-the-mill standard replacements.  Custom work is beautiful, but it takes extended time to get it done perfectly to our standards. By insuring that everything is meticulously measured, done correctly and in the right sequence, we are able to offer our Lifetime Workmanship Warranty on all of our work, and have since we opened our doors in 1993.

We also have a policy of not starting tear-out until all products have arrived in our warehouse.  This way, we eliminate the risk of leaving your house torn-up and kitchen or bathroom unusable for longer than it needs to be.  In our experience, starting a job sooner does not help it get finished any sooner.

Meet with a Kopke Remodeling representative to discuss a realistic time frame for your next kitchen or bathroom remodeling project – Call 586-777-6633 today!