How Long Does The Average Kitchen Renovation Take?

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When considering a kitchen renovation, most homeowners will have two main questions – how much will it cost, and how long will it take? While cost is, of course, a significant consideration, today we’re going to be looking at how long does the average kitchen renovation take…

What is a kitchen renovation?

This can take a number of forms, including tearing out your existing kitchen and starting from scratch, updating part of the room or replacing doors, drawers and surfaces for a new look. To start with, we’ll focus on a full kitchen renovation and the time needed for each stage of the project.

Planning your new kitchen

The first step of your kitchen renovation is to decide what kind of kitchen you want in terms of design and layout. As well as choosing colours and materials, you need to consider how much your kitchen layout will need to be altered. You’ll also need to figure out if you’ll be keeping all of your existing appliances or replacing them with new ones, which may be more in keeping with your new kitchen design.

Proper planning for your new kitchen is essential, and it’s a good idea to take advantage of apps and websites which allow you to visualise how your room will look once finished. Failing to plan appropriately may result in your changing your mind halfway through the project – which will cost you more in both time and money.

Depending on how decisive (or not) you are, planning your new kitchen will usually take a few weeks as you peruse catalogues and make decisions about design and layout.

Choosing a supplier

Deciding on a supplier for your new kitchen is one of the most important decisions you will make – and is therefore not one to be rushed into. Make sure you take the time to read all the fine print, check out reviews and insist on a comprehensive quote before signing on the dotted line. This part of the process will usually take two or three weeks.

Removing your old kitchen

Dismantling and removing your old kitchen counters and units is a significant part of your kitchen renovation, and depending on the size and layout of your kitchen, this should take two days to complete – however this may be longer if complex flooring also needs to be removed.

This stage of your kitchen renovation will usually cause a significant amount of disruption to your household, and you may find that you need to plan ahead; for example, asking neighbours if you can use their kitchen or making sure that you have takeaway options while your kitchen is out of action.

Fitting your new kitchen

Again, this process involves a considerable amount of time and disruption to your household. This process, which often involves two or more tradespeople, including a plumber, can take up to three weeks to complete, depending on the project’s complexity.

While your kitchen fitter will have given you an estimate of how long the work will take, you need to bear in mind that problems may occur along the way, which may mean more time is required. So, you’ll need to try to stay flexible (and don’t arrange a dinner party for the day after the projected completion date!)

A question of time

You should allow at least nine weeks for your full kitchen renovation project, from planning to completion. When committing to a full kitchen renovation, you’ll usually be spending between £15,000 and £30,000, so with an investment of this magnitude, the last thing you want to do is to try to rush the process.

Another way

If you’re thinking that all of this seems like a lot of time, money and hassle, you’d be correct, but don’t worry; there is another way. At Kitchen Makeovers, we have the experience and know-how to give your kitchen a fresh new look at just a fraction of the cost of a full kitchen refit; without disrupting you and your family.

Kitchen refacing

Kitchen refacing

Kitchen refacing is a process in which, instead of completely tearing out your existing kitchen and building a new one, we remove and replace parts of your kitchen decor, including:

  • Cupboard doors
  • Drawer fronts
  • Surfaces
  • Cupboard handles
  • Panels
  • Plinths
  • Multirails

Why choose kitchen refacing?

There are a few excellent reasons for choosing this option for your kitchen refresh, and some of these are:


Refacing your kitchen costs significantly less than a full kitchen refit, and, in fact, in some cases, we can give your kitchen a new lease of life for as little as £2000. Our friendly and professional customer support team are on hand to provide you with a no-obligation quote today.


At Kitchen Makeovers, we’re often able to complete your kitchen project in just a few days.

Earlier in this article, we mentioned that you might be looking at around nine weeks for your full kitchen refit to be completed. With a well-organised plan and a skilled team, it is possible to complete these tasks efficiently and within a short timeframe. However, it is important to keep in mind that the actual duration of a kitchen makeover will depend on the specific details and requirements of the project.

In many cases, kitchen makeovers can be completed in less than a week. This is because they typically do not involve significant structural changes or the disabling of plumbing or electrical systems. Instead, they may involve tasks such as refacing cabinets and installing new worktops. These types of updates can be completed relatively quickly and without causing significant disruptions to your daily routine.


One of the key benefits of a kitchen makeover is that it can be completed relatively quickly, causing minimal disruption to your household. As we won’t generally need to disable any plumbing or electricity, disruption to your family is kept to an absolute minimum.

By focusing on cosmetic updates rather than a full kitchen refit, which can take several weeks or even months to complete, a kitchen makeover can be finished in a matter of days. This means you won’t have to deal with the inconvenience and disruption of having your kitchen out of commission for an extended period.

Less mess, less fuss

Because cabinet refacing involves less demolition and construction, it generally creates less mess and fuss than a full kitchen overhaul. This means you won’t have to deal with the dust and debris that typically accompanies a significant renovation, and you can get your kitchen back up and running more quickly.

Additionally, an experienced team can efficiently complete a cabinet refacing project, further minimising the disruption to your household. Our experienced team will complete your project quickly and with minimal mess; every time.


At Kitchen Makeovers, we offer a wide range of options for your new kitchen, including styles, colours and finishes such as natural wood, laminates and veneers. Our makeover experts are always on hand to advise on the best style and finish for your requirements and budget.

Protecting our planet

Protecting our planet

These days, we’re all trying to do our bit to protect our planet’s resources. Refacing your kitchen is much more environmentally friendly than a full refit, resulting in fewer materials such as wood, plastic and metal ending up in landfill sites.

Cabinet refacing is generally considered to be a more environmentally friendly option than a full kitchen renovation because it involves reusing the existing cabinet boxes rather than replacing them. By keeping the existing cabinets in place and simply updating the doors, drawer fronts, and external facing, you can give your kitchen a fresh new look without generating as much waste. This means that fewer materials, such as wood, plastic, and metal, will end up in landfill sites, which can help reduce the overall environmental impact.

Overall, cabinet refacing is an excellent option for those who want to give their kitchen a new look while minimising its impact on the environment. Be sure to work with an experienced team to ensure the best possible results.

Style and function at a fraction of the cost

For many people, a kitchen is the heart of the home and the place where they connect with family and friends, so making sure that it looks its best is incredibly important. As well as providing a stylish and functional place to unwind at the end of a long day, a great-looking kitchen can also add value to your home, as this is one of the rooms that estate agents pay close attention to when putting your home up for sale.

Get in touch with our friendly customer support team today to find out how much time and money you can save by refacing your kitchen.

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