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A Kitchen Remodel Timeline

What Is Involved with a Kitchen Remodel?

You’ve finally decided to remodel your kitchen, but how long will a kitchen remodel timeline take? After months (and sometimes years) of thinking about it, you’re ready to take the plunge and cross off the project from your list. You’ve gathered ideas and spent hours in front of the TV glued to HGTV, but what they don’t show you in those 42 minutes of programming is a realistic timeline to complete the project.

Must-Haves for any Kitchen Remodel

  • A functional layout
  • Organized storage solutions
  • Updated Appliances
  • Colors, materials, and finishes that you love
portland kitchen remodel
We worked with our clients to renovate their 1936 kitchen in Northeast Portland to open the space and create a gourmet kitchen with a better layout to cook and entertain.

Kitchen Remodel Timeline

It takes time to renovate your kitchen. Most people only consider the construction phase, but there are many details to figure out before demo day.

The steps to a kitchen remodel include:

  1. Imagine
    You’ve been dreaming about your new kitchen for a while. What do you want to change? How could the space be better? It takes thoughtful planning to create your wish list.
  2. Create
    Then, you must take your ideas and create a plan to get them done. This step involves making many important decisions, such as what products and materials you will use.
  3. Build
    Next comes construction. The day-to-day progression unfolds in front of you.
  4. Live
    Once the project is complete, you can enjoy your new kitchen.

The Mountainwood Homes Process for Kitchen Remodels

Our Approach

At Mountainwood Homes, we follow a proven process and approach each kitchen similarly. While no two projects are identical, we know what’s required to do the job. Our process ensures a smooth remodeling experience from start to finish.

Working through preliminary design, estimating, material selections, engineering, and permitting takes several months of planning. A typical kitchen remodel takes 10-12 weeks of construction. Our team will develop a complete and realistic timeline and guide you through the entire process.

Here are the steps along the kitchen remodeling journey:

1. Site Visit

Discuss your goals, budget, and timeline.

2. Design Agreement

Define your scope of work and investment range.

3. Measure Appointment

Meet your Designer and take our team on a home tour to share your frustrations and ideas for your space.

4. Collaborative Design Meetings

Review layout possibilities, conceptual drawings, and 3D renderings to envision your improved space.

5. Sign Contract

You will receive a detailed scope of work and a fixed-price proposal.

6. Finalize Design Selections

Work with your Designer to make your final material selections and order products.

Behind the scenes, our team is working on the following:

  • Construction Drawings
  • Engineering
  • Permits

7. Pre-Construction Meeting

Meet your Project Manager and get ready for construction to start!

8. Construction Starts

Your Project Manager establishes the building schedule, organizes the trade partners, coordinates the chaos, and oversees your job.

9. Along the Way

View the construction schedule, daily updates, progress photos, and a financial snapshot in our cloud-based project management software.

10. Project Completed

Love where you live. Enjoy your new kitchen with peace of mind. We stand behind our work and are happy to take care of any issues that may come up; we are building clients for life.

happy clients from lake oswego kitchen remodel
Our client was all smiles now that her 1990 Lake Oswego kitchen remodel is complete.

Making the Most of Your Time During a Kitchen Remodel

Kitchen remodels are disruptive. Construction impacts your day-to-day routine, but our team does its best to contain the mess and respect your home. Our clients get creative and set up a temporary kitchen in their garage, wash dishes in the bathtub, make freezer meals ahead of time, BBQ outside, and order a lot of takeout food. It’s a temporary inconvenience that ultimately pays off in the end.


What a Typical Kitchen Remodel Project Costs

The cost to remodel a typical kitchen starts at around $100K for a complete gut and replace, depending on the project scope. Don’t forget – a kitchen remodel is rarely just a kitchen. The project tends to affect adjacent rooms, such as the family and dining rooms, and flooring and paint throughout your home.

We can provide a price range based on similar projects at our site visit once we understand the scope of your project.

portland kitchen remodel main floor
Many walls were removed in this 1967 Portland kitchen remodel to create a completely open-concept floorplan that ties the kitchen, dining, living room, and entry together.

Get Started on Your Kitchen Renovation

The kitchen is the most important room in a home. It’s time to bring personality to your kitchen and create a place for everything. Remember that the kitchen remodel timeline is often longer than most homeowners think. We’d love to work with you if you are frustrated with your kitchen’s poor functionality and outdated finishes.

At Mountainwood Homes, we help homeowners fall in love with their kitchens all over again. We work with homeowners in the Portland Metro, Beaverton, and SW Washington areas. Reach out to discuss your project and find out if we’re the right fit for you.



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