What is being renovated?  One room?  A whole home?  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

Bathroom Renovation: From design to putting your toothpaste on the sink, approximately 8-12 weeks.  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, depending on your choices

Refresh your two-bedroom apartment: (no major construction, some furniture, possibly some built-ins or a bathroom upgrade), approximately 5-12 months, depending on your choices

Gut Renovate your two-bedroom apartment: (new walls, new kitchen and bath rooms, electrical work, all new furniture), approximately 9-18 months, depending on your choices

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