Reading on Ikea's website, it looks like they're coming out with a new line of "modular" cabinets in February. The
and I were planning a day trip with some friends to visit one of the stores in northern VA sometime soon. May go the weekend of 2/14 or 2/21 with an updated drawing of the kitchen with wall dimensions rather than counter dimensions like the one in the first post and see what we can do.
I don't know what the lead time is on cabinet orders, but I think stone counters are about 30 days. This is a high level timeline I'm hoping will work:
2/23 - Order cabinets & appliances
2/23 - Order dumpster for demo
2/27-3/1 - Demo
3/2-3/6 - Install backer board, frame island, plumbing for pot filler, electrical cleanup/prep, refrigerator water line replacement
3/7-3/8 - Install base cabinets
3/9 - Order counters (base cabs need to be installed for final measurements)
3/9-3/13 - Minor drywall & paint
3/14-3/15 - Install wall cabinets
3/16-3/22 - Install tile
3/23-3/29 - Install appliances
4/4-4/12 - Install counters
4/13-4/29 - Finish work
4/30 - List for sale
Definitely hiring out the labor for the demo work. I hate that part of the project the most. I think I have access to a couple people that'll work hourly for $8-10 each. I really doubt it would take two people plus myself more than 2 days to do the demo. May pay them to do the tile and help with the cabinets as well, depending on how the time goes. It's a bit aggressive, but considerably less work than the master bathroom, which took 3.5 months to complete with 1.5 friends helping.
Originally Posted by Schnervel
My kitchen reno begins on 1/31. I'll post before and after pics. Doing it all myself. Cabinets arrive on the 27th. Granite countertops. We are removing a portion of a wall to add a breakfast bar and pendant lighting. Tile floors.
Hoping to be done in a week plus waiting for the granite to be installed. Should be a 2 week project if I plan it right.
What was your lead time on the granite? I think my project would be a 2 week deal if I weren't replacing the tile. Unfortunately, there really isn't any way around that.
I may end up putting in a temporary (plywood) partial counter and re-installing the old sink on that so we're not completely without a kitchen for two months. I think we could live with the toaster, sink, a cheap microwave, griddle, and the refrigerator for 2 months if we have to.