How To Have A Smooth Remodel With Kids In The House
Remodeling the kitchen with kids running around sounds like a nightmare for many parents. However, there are things you can do to make your remodel actually pretty painless even with little ones out and about. A few tips to make remodeling your kitchen a smoother process with kids in the home are:
- Opt for summer – Having your kitchen remodel done in the summer may sound like the exact opposite thing you should do with kids in the home, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. While the little ones may be home, you also have the option to use the outdoor grill to make meals and snacks, which additionally gives the kids some time to go outside and blow off a little steam. If you’d prefer to have the kids in school while the remodel is happening, opt for the late spring or early fall months like May or October.
- Have a temp-kitchen ready – A temporary kitchen can be created anywhere in the home where you have some room and a sink. In basements or garages with wash sinks and room to move the refrigerator are ideal, but don’t worry if you haven’t got one of these spaces. You can always move the refrigerator to space in a basement or other area of the home, and use a nearby bathroom sink for washing dishes as you need to and hands.
- Paper or plastic? Both – One of the most convenient things you can do when having a kitchen remodel done with kids in the home is to invest in some paper plates, plastic cups, and plastic flatware. If you’re concerned about going green, opt for those that are recyclable or made from recycled materials, and have peace of mind while not having to wash armfuls of dishes every night in the bathtub or bathroom sink.
- Remember it’s temporary – While having your kitchen remodeled with little ones around can be really stressful, it certainly helps to remember that it’s temporary. The average kitchen remodel will take around 4 to 6 weeks to complete, and after it’s all done you’re back to your normal routine in a new and efficient kitchen of your dreams.