Preparing For A Kitchen Remodel

Congratulations! You finally made the decision to remodel your kitchen. The joys of having new appliances, cabinets, and countertops can be thrilling and exciting. It can also be a bit frightening when you think about the fact that you will be kitchen-less for at least a few days. To survive the kitchen renovation, there are a few things you can do to prepare your home, and yourself, for surviving this hectic time.


Pack Away

It’s time to pack away some of the small appliances or utensils that you don’t often use. Sure you may love to have the waffle iron handy for a Mother’s Day brunch, but if you don’t plan on using it for a while, box it up and put it into the garage or basement until the remodel is complete. The same thing goes for the special gold-plated silverware and turkey carving platter. If you don’t need it right now, put it away.


A Make-Shift Kitchen

Set up a make-shift kitchen in a different area of your home. The garage, a corner of the basement, or even a utility room can be transformed for a little while. Try to find a place that has s sink for easier clean up. Be sure to create a temporary countertop where you can make your coffee or school lunches by setting up a folding table or even a plywood shelf. A microwave and a hot plate can help make you feel less out-of-place. A plastic outdoor table with a few plastic lawn chairs can give you a place to sit down together as a family.


Plan For Meals

Your freezer can be your best friend when you plan ahead. Make some meals ahead of time that can be frozen and unthawed in the microwave for dinner. Save some money ahead of time to plan for eating out, or taking out. Talk to a friend and offer to cook for her if she lets you use her kitchen. Remodel in the summertime so that you can take advantage of your BBQ grill. Keep some non-perishable snacks and items on hand that make for a quick and nutritious meals such as peanut butter, crackers, nuts, dried fruit, granola bars, and canned goods. And remember to stock up on napkins, plastic utensils, paper plates, and disposable cups to avoid a heavy load of handwashing dishes in your makeshift sink.


Take A Break

If you’re planning to take a family vacation, this might just be the best time to do it. Plan your time away while your kitchen is being remodeled and you’ll come home to a new and improved sense of beauty without the stress of living without it for a minute.

At Cardigan, we’ve assisted in the remodeling of kitchens for years. Our experienced staff can help put you at ease when the time comes for the big renovation. Having a beautiful kitchen doesn’t have to be painful or inconvenient. A little planning and a lot of experience can go a long way when it comes to preparing for a kitchen remodel. Call us today.

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