Question: We are going to do a major renovation project on our kitchen, which includes removing a wall. The contractor tells me that he will have the job completed in 30 days, and his contract so states. However, I am somewhat doubtful.
Answer: All home improvement contracts are supposed to have beginning and completion dates. However, this is practically meaningless because the contracts do not provide for any penalty should the project take longer.
In many instances, there are legitimate reasons why a contractor may take longer to fulfill a contract,such as weather, labor conditions, rescheduling, unforeseen circumstances and, very often, the cooperation of the homeowners.
However, based upon what you tell me, I do not believe that your project can be finished in 30 days. I think that 60 to 90 days would be more realistic unless most of the work, such as cabinet work, etc. is done off your premises and not too many major processes are involved in the remodeling project.