When it comes to scheduling a kitchen the biggest variable is confirming everything including the design, materials, colours and hardware. The time this takes can range from a few days to a few months. We believe it is important that you are happy with the design and the colours you have selected before anything is put into production or materials ordered.
Once everything has been confirmed we allow 4 weeks before any onsite works commence (This lead time can vary depending on the renovation company you’re with). This allows us to order the materials and book in the trades.
Once the renovation starts on site, the on-site works will last at least one week if the kitchen has a laminate benchtop and tiled splashback and up to 3 or 4 weeks if you have a stone benchtop and glass splashback.
The reason it is longer for a stone benchtop is because, whilst some small kitchens can have the stone pre ordered, it is normally better to wait for the cabinets to be installed before having the stone supplier measure the benchtop and then cut the benchtop to suit. Especially considering the cost of a stone benchtop, it can be worth waiting to have it done right.
The reason a glass splashback takes longer is because it is worth accurately measuring the space for the glass once everything else is installed. Glass splashbacks need to be toughened and once glass is toughened you cannot cut it down or alter it in any way, it is worth the wait.
If you are renovating an investment property time is money, so having a tiled splashback may be something to consider. Also using a laminate benchtop or if possible pre ordering the stone top can also be a viable option.
If you are renovating your home, putting up with not having a fully usable kitchen for an extra couple of weeks may be worth the agony in the long run.