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How Long Will Your Kitchen Remodel Take?

What To Expect With Your Memphis Area Kitchen Remodel

Hello, and welcome to the Robbins Construction blog.

First off, does a kitchen remodel take longer or shorter when it takes place in the Memphis, TN area?

No… well, not that we’re aware of anyway.

But honestly, we’re not trying to talk to the entire internet today. Plus, there’s already a ton of content related to this topic online. Instead, we want to use this blog to try and have quick, helpful conversations with locals in our area.

If by chance you’re not in Greater Memphis, that’s okay too!

Introductions aside, let’s jump right in.

Here’s the answer:

“Kitchen remodels can take as little as four weeks, and as much as 8, 12, 16+ for extensive full head-to-toe renovations.”

Like any other major home improvement project, it really depends on the scope and the contractor you choose.

Once you start talking about adding new appliances or moving appliances, completely replacing cabinetry, structural additions, knocking down walls, and so forth, the time required to make the magic happen increases dramatically.

Take this image of a successful remodel we completed in East Memphis:
Image of a kitchen remodel in the Memphis area. Featuring new countertops and custom cabinetry.

Sitting down with these good people, getting all the many data points and measurements, going through a series of discussions and consultations, designing, iterating, and estimating alone takes work!

Honestly, you WANT the process to take more time on the front end. In brief, this is what our process looks like.

  • Step #1 — An Involved Professional In-Home Consultation:
  • Step #2 — Creating A Project Estimate Range
  • Step #3 — Detailed Product Selection, Design, & Final Pricing
  • Step #4 — Developing A Project Schedule & ‘Demolition Day’
  • Step #5 — Kitchen Remodeling With Quality Project Management
  • Step #6 — Nearing Completion ‘Punch List’ & Final Walkthrough
  • Step #7 — Final Payment Upon Satisfaction, Follow-Through
  • Step #8 — You Enjoy Your Gorgeous New, Functional Kitchen

You might be thinking,“Wait, you said you provide project estimates. Why not exact quotes?”
Great question. This is because exact quotes are only possible once we have exact to-the-letter product selections and more detailed design schematics on the table.
These plans take time, but we all want to know if we’re a good fit to work together.

Providing initial project estimates does the trick.

While it’s impossible to give you any timelines in this article, we can tell you any quality kitchen remodel process worth considering should be fair, reliable, clear, and careful. NOT hasty (Learn More About Our Process).

That said, let’s shift gears. Let’s look at the common reasons a kitchen remodel takes LONGER than it should. Then we’ll wrap up.

Most Common Reasons For Kitchen Remodeling Delays

Product Back-Orders

After the many challenges the remodeling industry experienced in 2020, we no longer start our extensive kitchen remodeling projects until we have all the major components we need (either in our warehouse or on-site). Along with anything we know is going to have an extended lead time.

While this might mean we have to wait longer on the front end, once the project is underway, there shouldn’t be any of these ultra-common delays.

Contractor Scarcity

Kitchen remodels have many moving parts and different kinds of professionals who must collaborate — electrical, plumbing, construction, carpentry, design, etc. While everyone is working together, it’s not always at the same time—some need to wait for others.

This is why we have daily team meetings and communication built into our approach, along with daily visits by the project manager.

Speaking of which…

Lack Of Project Management

Because of our commitment to providing professional project management around Memphis, we’re known for first-class, magazine-quality results. Many years ago, when we first opened our doors, we didn’t start off this way.

We were like most other smaller remodeling outfits who don’t put much thought into managing the process. To say we learned from our mistakes would be an understatement. Today it’s one of the ways we really separate ourselves from the competition (Learn More)!

Because of our commitment to providing professional project management around Memphis, we’re known for first-class, magazine-quality results. Many years ago, when we first opened our doors, we didn’t start off this way.

We were like most other smaller remodeling outfits who don’t put much thought into managing the process. To say we learned from our mistakes would be an understatement. Today it’s one of the ways we really separate ourselves from the competition (Learn More)!

Project Scope Changes

. No matter how prudent and careful everyone is, homeowners change their minds. What’s important is you work with an experienced remodeling company with a history of successfully dealing with these changes in a smooth, accommodating, and professional way.

Inaccurate Or Unreasonable Time Frames

Did you choose a contractor that was either desperate or inexperienced? Did they promise you the moon in half the time for half the elbow grease? The only way to avoid this headache is to work with long-standing, reputable contractors with a history of gorgeous remodels (Check Out Our Kitchen Gallery).

Yet another reason we’re so intent on consistent open communication throughout each step of the remodel – to avoid scheduling nightmares. This way, our customers are always in the loop as their project evolves.

So, How Long Does A Kitchen Remodel Take?

Anywhere from a month to three months, depending on the scope (budget) of your project and the skill (process) of your contractor. If you’re concerned or have questions, don’t hesitate to Contact Robbins Construction.

You can also come stop by our Germantown, TN showroom Monday-Friday 8:am to 5 pm. Thanks for your time today, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

Local Housing Marking Impacts

Be sure to speak with local real estate professionals who can tell you about the market you live in. What kinds of kitchen improvements are getting the most traction? What kinds of functionality and styles are trending?

  • They can help you understand what the surrounding homes similar to yours are sporting in the kitchen.
  • They can also help tell you what specific appliances, types of layouts, and features you’re going to see the best ROI with.
  • They can help you determine the best repairs to make. Of course, your kitchen should be up to local codes, but if you can’t afford to completely renovate the space then you need to know how to get the most bang for your buck.

Wrapping Up: Kitchen Renovation ROI Is Highly Variable

Whether you live around Memphis, or somewhere else in the nation, the fact that kitchen renovations are worth it is well-established. The answer to your question “How much does a kitchen renovation increase home value?” is…it depends. You’ve got to consider the scope, contractor, product & materials, and local market conditions.

If you’re in our neck of the woods, don’t hesitate to Contact Robbins Construction. Not only are we happy to answer your questions, but we can book you for a free initial design consultation to start giving you some real specifics and hard numbers. Thanks for your time today, and we look forward to hearing from you soon.

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