Typical Construction Schedule

Many of our customers ask us what they should expect regarding their construction schedule. While we are not general contractors, and MTKC does not manage the construction schedule, we can speak broadly about kitchen projects, and what home owners should anticipate during their kitchen remodels. Generally speaking, you would need to get a kitchen remodel permit from your city for the construction work you do. In most cases, removing/demolishing your existing cabinets will trigger the need of a kitchen remodel permit. In it, it’d ask for things like updating electrical and plumbing up to today’s building code standard.

A project such as our featured kitchen, “Two Tone Modern Kitchen Remodel (before & after)” should take roughly 6 to 8 weeks from start to finish of the construction. A general break down of construction schedule is as follow. Please note this is a general guideline, not a rule, as every home is different, and requires different level/scale of work and attention to details. Number of workers on site will also affect the overall schedule. Please consult your own professional regarding your specific details.

  • Week 1 – Demolition.
  • Week 1 & 2 – Take down old walls, reinforcing ceilings/foundations, framing new walls, and openings.
  • Week 3 & 4 – Inspection if necessary. Update plumbing and electrical as necessary. This typically mean adding emergency gas shut off valve for gas stove, and title 24 compliance on lights, GFI outlets all around the kitchen.
  • Week 5 & 6 – Sheetrock & inspection. Cabinet installation. Countertop templates. Flooring. Paint.
  • Week 7 & 8 – Installing countertops. Backsplash, window/door trims, molding. Putting in lights, appliances. Door knobs, and other finish touches.


Depending on if you have any walls to be reframed, step 2 can be skipped, and step 3 can be moved up to the first week, and the rest of the schedule accordingly. As mentioned earlier, MTKC does not manage the construction portion of the schedule. This is a typical construction schedule that many of our clients go through, but it is not set in stone in its duration and sequence of events because various subcontractors may be available at different times, so your project can look different from this.

*Disclaimer – MTKC is a cabinet retailer. Neither Eric, nor MTKC, is a general contractor. We are sharing this information from our customer project as a general source of information. Please consult your local professional and city building codes before starting any projects. It is recommended that you do not use any single source of information for all of your research.*

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