Project Timeline

Knowing all the things that happen during a remodel will give you a better understating of how long it all usually takes – and why. (It doesn’t happen overnight like those home makeover shows can make it seem.)

Typical Time Frame: As long as you need

  • Gather ideas
  • Set a budget
  • Take measurements
  • Meet with a kitchen planning professional
  • Order KraftMaid® cabinetry door and finish samples
  • Refine design plans
  • Get contractor quotes


Revise and adjust your design plan as many times as it takes. It’s easier and far less expensive to try out ideas on paper than it is to change course after you order materials and begin construction.


Typical Time Frame: Get the Latest

  • Order cabinets
  • Purchase fixtures, flooring and appliances
  • Box up your dishes
  • Set up a temporary kitchen


Many materials, including KraftMaid cabinets, are built to order specifically for your kitchen and can take several weeks to arrive. While you’re waiting, plan ahead for life during construction. What meals you can make with a slow cooker? Where will your kids eat? How will you keep pets safe?


Typical Time Frame: A few days-2 weeks

  • Demo
  • Plumbing, electric and HVAC rough-in
  • Drywall and painting


Demolition is dirty and dusty. Protect floors and walls leading to and from your kitchen. Expect surprises and delays in this phase. They’re part of every remodeling project.


Typical Time Frame: 4-6 weeks

  • Cabinets arrive
  • Inspect your order for shipping damage
  • Lay flooring
  • Install cabinets
  • Measure for countertops
  • Install countertops
  • Install lighting, faucets, backsplash and hardware
  • Complete finish carpentry


Keep a keen eye out for the inevitable scuff or touch-up and note those on a punch list of fixes for your contractor.