If your kitchen is in dire need of a makeover, then you will need to know the timeline of how long your kitchen remodeling will take. Here is a breakdown of its timeline, when you’re remodeling a kitchen.

Demolition And Removal

If your kitchen needs an entire makeover, then you will need to demolish the existing one and start from scratch. Demolition usually takes about 1 to 2 days, maximum. If you have everything removed and ready to go, then the contractors can come in and get to work immediately.

After the demolition is done, there will be a lot of junk that needs to be removed. That takes an additional day or two, depending on the junk company you hire and how they sort things out. Delays can only be a problem when you are unprepared, so make sure that you have everything set to go if you don’t want to pay the workers overtime.


Before painting, comes the wall insulation and dry walls. This will take about 2 to 4 days before you can go ahead and paint the kitchen walls to give it some personality. A paint job takes about 5 to 7 days, which includes the sanding down of the walls for the paint to adhere better and last longer.

You also want to make sure that the windows are in place before you start to paint them because painting is considered to be the final step in completing the walls.

Installing Floors

Whether you are changing up the entire floors or just some tiles, it needs to be done first, before the installation of countertops and cabinets, otherwise, the whole process will be a huge hassle. If you’re going for tile flooring, then it is quite a speedy process and it takes a total of 3 or 4 to be fully installed.

If you’re going for hardwood or slab flooring, then you will need to give the contractors a week before the flooring is completed and installed. Both flooring options have their own sets of pros and cons and it’s up to you, whichever one you want to go for.

Cabinets And Countertops

After the inspection, you will have the green light to install countertops and cabinets. Since the frames have already been placed during the initial stages, the installation of cabinets and countertops is super easy, as long as you have everything ready to go.

Cabinets will take anywhere from 1-2 days, whereas countertops will take 3 to 4 days if you’re including the extra maintenance like polishing, sealing, and waxing after they have been installed in your kitchen. It’s better to get it over with in the beginning than to have someone else come in and do it all over again.

New Appliances

Appliances like food processors, blenders, and other things which don’t need to be specifically installed can be placed within a day, if not a few hours. Bigger appliances like dishwashers, refrigerators, pot fillers, and such will need some time because they are a part of the framework and they need to be installed in certain ways and places, so that the next thing can take its course.

On average, 2 to 3 days are more than enough for all kinds of appliances to be installed and fixed, ready for use.

Plumbing And Internal Working

This is also another important thing and this can take about 7 to 10 days to get completed. Internal working usually involves electrical circuits and wiring for the appliances. Plumbing involves fixing or installing new pipes for the sinks and other fixtures.

Since these things will be sealed with frames and walls, it needs to be a foolproof installation and contractors usually take their time when installing technical things like this, because they want to leave no room for error or mistakes, otherwise, the whole thing needs to be torn apart and they will need to start all over again.


There you have it! A kitchen remodel is not a long project, given that you prepare everything in advance, and from there, you can get to work. To avoid delays, work with experienced kitchen remolding contractors Silver Spring who give you a clear timeline and cost estimate before starting the project.