Question: I plan on having my kitchen remodeled and will have flooring, cabinets and all finishes replaced. Will I need to move out of my house during the remodeling project?
Answer: In most cases, it is not necessary to move out during a kitchen remodeling project. If moving out is an option for you, it may help your remodeler complete the project, but usually clients stay in their home. The remodeling process is very disruptive and inconvenient since the kitchen will be in disarray. It takes time to remove the existing kitchen and to replace it with new finishes and products. The water and electric will be shut off for short periods of time, and there will be workers in your home creating dust and noise. The time frame can take from weeks to months depending on the difficulty and extent of the remodeling. The good news is that when the client’s project is complete, they are pleased and only wish they had done the project sooner. Good remodelers cannot make the project painless but will do everything in their power to keep the project as clean as possible during the process. If you are thinking about remodeling your kitchen please make sure your remodeler discusses what you should expect.