This article will provide you with the best way to prepare for a kitchen remodel. When your kitchen remodeling company provides you with a start date for your project you should start preparing for it both physically and mentally. Homeowners who fail to prepare in advance end up being stressed, and many don’t know what to expect. As you may be aware, a kitchen remodeling job can take anywhere from 1-3 months or even longer depending on the specific variables. That means you’re going to be without your kitchen for an extended period of time until the construction is complete.
The bottom line is that a plan will help. You’re going to need to come up with an eating plan that will last for the duration of your kitchen remodel. You’re also going to need to store your current kitchen somewhere so that the construction phases can happen. Last but certainly not least, you’re going to need to establish an area as a temporary kitchen space. The following tips will help you organize all of this. Your eating plan will probably revolve around a combination of eating out, take out and home cooked meals.
Although it may sound fun to eat out or do take out every night for a few months, you’ll probably find that you’re craving home cooked meals after a few weeks. So, how do you actually make home cooked meals when your kitchen is out of operation? The answer is simple. You cook and freeze your meals before the kitchen remodeling project is underway. That way, you’ll only need to heat up the meals. You can also set up a crockpot in your temporary kitchen and make meals from scratch.
If the weather is decent, you can also grill your home cooked meals outside. Once this part is under control, you can start packing your kitchen to prepare it for demolition. Some of the items are going to go into the temporary kitchen and others will need to be stored somewhere in your home until your new kitchen is ready. The important thing to do here is to treat this phase as if you were moving. That means you should box everything up and label the boxes based on both the items inside and where the box is going to end up. That will make it easier to unpack and set up the temporary kitchen. You can store the boxes wherever you have space such as the garage, basement, or even a shed. In regards to setting up a temporary kitchen before the demolition starts, you’re going to need to find a space in your home where it will fit. It could be in the garage, the dining room or the living room. In essence, the temporary kitchen should be set up in an area that won’t disturb your everyday living too much. Move the refrigerator/freezer from your existing kitchen into the temporary kitchen if you can.
You’re also going to set up the smaller appliances such as a microwave oven, toaster oven, electric griddle/skillet, hot plates, slow cooker, and of course the coffee maker.
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