How Long Does a Kitchen Renovation Take?

Kitchen renovations can be quite time consuming, but just how long do they take? Our experts will talk you through it.

The focus of this article will be on whether there is an average time your kitchen renovation will take (from planning to construction and completion), the factors that may influence the duration of the renovation and how the experienced team at Builders Discount Warehouse can help make the process smoother.

So How Long Does The Average Kitchen Renovation Take?

The duration of your average kitchen renovation can vary depending on a number of different factors. Generally speaking, a small kitchen renovation will take anywhere between 4 to 8 weeks, whilst a larger project is around the 10 to 12 week mark.

Factors Influencing Renovation Duration

In this section, we’ll break down some of the common factors that can influence how long a kitchen renovation will take.

Size & Scope

The size of your existing kitchen (and how large you want your kitchen to be) as well as the scope of work involved is something that you may want to consider when determining how long the process will take.

A smaller kitchen, in which you are just replacing the appliances and backsplash will invariably be a lot quicker than a full gut and rebuild.

Planning & Decision Making

Planning and decision making is one of the most important steps you need to take when undertaking a kitchen renovation. You need to think about everything from budget to colour, layout, function and everything in between.

These decisions aren’t easy and often take time to make, as you need to be completely happy with the finished design and how you will use your kitchen.


Some people choose to employ trades professionals to assist with their kitchen renovation, and this is something that usually speeds up the process.

But the availability of these trades will need to be factored in when it comes to how long your renovation will take, and it will usually take longer if you want to DIY the renovation.

Structural Issues

While some trades can give you a rough idea of how long it will take for them to complete their work, sometimes it’s not possible to give accurate time frames until they actually start working. This is especially the case if you intend to open up walls or extend your property in any way to accommodate the new kitchen.

Council Approvals & Permits

Extensive renovations – particularly those that require structural changes or engineering – may require council approval or permits. This is time consuming and you often cannot start work until you have submitted the appropriate documentation and it has been approved.

Material Availability

Have you chosen everything you need to make your kitchen design really sing? Now the question is: when will it be available? While we try to have options in stock and available for quick delivery to ensure your kitchen renovation is uninterrupted, delays are not something we can control.

As such, this is something you need to factor in when it comes to ordering what you need.


Customised designs are great for any family, but they often take longer to design and complete than something you get off the shelf. This may, in turn, blow out the time frame of your kitchen renovation.


As part of your planning and decision making process, one of the most important things you can do is set a budget and stick to it. This may mean that you can only do a minor renovation of your kitchen (for example, replacing appliances and backsplash) and leave the more extensive renovation for another time.

How Builders Discount Warehouse Can Help

There are a lot of different elements of a kitchen renovation that you can’t control. We can help with those you can. When it comes to design, planning and sourcing materials, fixtures and fittings or even appliances to help you achieve the kitchen of your dreams, you simply can’t go wrong with Builders Discount Warehouse.

Not only do we have a team of expert designers on hand to assist you with all aspects of planning and designing, our connections mean that we have access to some of the highest quality countertops, sinks, backsplash materials and anything else you may need for your new kitchen.

For professional assistance with your kitchen design, contact us today.