Answer: With our extensive experience with similar projects, we can know fairly accurately how long each phase of a project will take because we’ve done it so many times before. One of the reasons why we’re so accurate is that we have a tried and tested team of vendors, subcontractors and contractors that know exactly what we expect and are extremely conscious of customer service, deadlines and quality. Your result is priority, expedited services, an accurate budget and your job getting done on time with the least amount of disruption.
First of all, what is being renovated? Are you doing a gut renovation? A partial? Just a bathroom? Are you saying “renovation” but really mean “decoration?”
Here are some guidelines that may help (all time frames are estimated):
Furniture, window treatments or wall coverings: most take a minimum of 4-6 weeks to order. Custom work and foreign ordering can take up to 20 weeks. If you want to choose your own fabrics, add 2-4 weeks to allow yourself or your designer to shop, help you make your selections and arrange for materials to be forwarded to the manufacturing firm.
Custom closets or built-ins: From design to installation, approximately 2-8 months, depending on your choices. (we’re not talking California Closets here)
Bathroom Renovation: From schematic design to hanging your towels, approximately 8-12 weeks including design time. Actual time for demolition and construction, approximately 4-6 weeks.
Kitchen Renovation: From design to putting your dishes away, up to 20 weeks. Actual time for demolition and construction, approximately 4-6 weeks.
Refresh your studio or one-bedroom apartment: (no heavy construction, some furniture, possibly some built-ins), approximately 3-9 months, depending on your choices
Gut Renovate your studio or one-bedroom apartment: (new walls, new kitchen and bath,electrical work, some or all new furniture) approximately 5-9 months
Refresh your four-bedroom apartment: (no major construction, some furniture, possibly some built-ins or a bathroom upgrade), approximately 5-12 months
Gut Renovate your four-bedroom apartment: (new walls, new kitchen and bath rooms, electrical work, all new furniture), approximately 9-18 months, depending on your choices