Every contractor will come up with a different remodeling timeline to finish your bathroom remodel or kitchen remodeling project.  And I guess it really does depend upon how your general contractor gets things done.  But let’s examine some selections that will add more time to your remodeling project than you might expect.  Let’s check out how long does remodeling take with a realistic remodel schedule in mind in this video below:


How Long Does Remodeling Take

There are a few things you should keep in mind when remodeling that will add time to your remodeling project.  And maybe longer than you expected.  And sometimes you’ll see no activity on your job for a few days while things are drying or being fabricated.  Let’s go over the list:

  • CountertopsGranite or quartz countertops can run anywhere from 5-14 days.  This entails measurement, fabrication, and installation.  This is a custom item and takes time.  This all depends upon the time of year and how busy the countertop installer is.
  • Mirrors – Mirrors can take anywhere from 3-7 days.  Mirrors have to be cut and installed.  If you want to go the extra mile, I’d highly recommend having your mirror framed with the same wood trim as your vanity.  This might add a few more days, but it will be worth it when you see your mirror match your vanity.  
  • Drywall and Staining – If for some reason you need any drywall repair, it will take time to dry and need to be sanded multiple times.  And if you want your mirror trim work to match your vanity, you’ll need to have it stained to match, which will add a bit of time as well.  
  • Shower Doors – These too are a custom item.  And so worth the effort and time versus just having a shower curtain.  The shower door will have to measured, fabricated and installed as well.  But shower doors have come a long way from 10 years ago, and you will be so happy you decided to have it custom made.

Lotz of Logic

Custom selections can add more time than you realize to your bathroom or kitchen remodeling project.  But they are so worth the extra time they require.  If you are going to go through the inconvenience and expense of a remodel, then add in an additional 1-2 weeks to get custom selections to your room such as custom made countertops, mirrors and shower doors.  Ask your contractor for a realistic remodel timeline so you know how long does remodeling take.

Don’t forget, if you need an estimate on your remodeling projects, give me a call. My team and I have been serving Downers Grove, Oakbrook Terrace, Elmhurst, Lombard, Carol Stream, Westmont, Willowbrook, Woodridge, and all of the Chicago area for 30+ years.

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