The Importance of Understanding the Timeline

Planning a new kitchen for the holiday? Well, it’s about that time to get going, as in right now, or preferably yesterday. Really though, we take our kitchens very seriously and in order to have a successful project from start to finish, we follow a meticulous timeline that details everything to be completed each week.  Everything ranging from demolition to drilling for hardware, we got it covered by our timeline. With that being said, kitchen projects run about 10 to 12 weeks (this would typically include anything from floor to ceiling). So, if you want that brand new kitchen in time for the holidays, you guessed it! Better start now!

Hold on, how do we get there?

To give you a better idea on how our projects are run, we want to share with you an example of a timeline we follow that takes us from beginning to end. Before we get to the timeline though, you should know a little on how the design process works. This includes sit down meetings where we discuss floor-plans, elevations, and select finishes, and is not included in the estimated 10 to 12 week timeline as the number of these meetings required can vary greatly from client to client. Here is a basic rundown of the entire process: home visit, initial design, construction walk-thru, finalize design, project commitment, set up of temporary kitchen, material selection, demolition, and construction/installation.

So, where does the 10 to 12 week timeline start?

Essentially, the timeline begins the day we get our hands dirty, also known as “day of demo!” This is the day where we tear out any unwanted items such as countertops, cabinets, flooring, etc. Following a timeline is an essential tool that keeps us on track and also lets our clients have an overview of “what comes next”. We break our timeline into three phases, with each phase being equally important. Let’s take a closer look:

Phase 1

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Phase 2

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Phase 3

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Wait! There’s more

In phase III you’ll see the words “Punch List”. The punch list details all the remainder items that need attention. This list could include everything and anything to complete the project. Examples would be: touch-up paint, ordering extra tile covers for client, and installation of additional shelving. Here is a real example of a punch list for one of our holiday projects:

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Last but not least, we want to leave you with a kitchen completed just in time for the Thanksgiving holiday!

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