Each and every year I am amazed by the people that call the studio in the middle of November or beginning of December in hopes that we will be able to plan and execute a kitchen renovation before their guests arrive from overseas for the Christmas holidays. Not that the time frame is the same but it’s a little like starting to plan for a baby in October and hoping to give birth before the New Year. While I’m always a bit shocked, it has occurred to me I never understand why it takes so long to do car repairs mainly because I don’t really understand the mechanics of a working car. Perhaps the same is true when it come to kitchen design.
Now you can select the finishing touches like the paint, stools for the island, kitchen table and chairs and window coverings. If you are going to have any of these items custom made you will have to add several weeks for that. The window coverings may have to be custom made for your home. You can often use a stronger colour of paint here as there is generally not that much wall space left to paint when everything is in place.
Time Frame: 1 to 6 weeks
Source: Glen Peloso's Step-by-Step Guide to the Perfect Kitchen, Fall 2011 issue of Canadian Home Trends Magazine