Tips To Help You Survive And Thrive Through A Kitchen Renovation

Posted on: 29 May 2019


A kitchen renovation can be one of the most intrusive and disruptive projects a homeowner can take on. Since the kitchen is the most used room in the home, when it's ripped apart, the entire household will feel the impact. Here, you'll find a few tips that'll help you get through this stressful time as easily as possible.

Pack up the Kitchen

Before any renovations can start, you'll have to pack up the contents of the kitchen. This is the perfect time to get rid of the spices that have been in the cabinet for the past ten years and to toss that can of cranberry sauce that's been in there since the Thanksgiving of 2008.

Eliminate any of those pots and pans that you don't use and get rid of the storage containers that don't have lids and the lids that don't have containers. Now is the time to downsize the collection of unused stuff stored in your kitchen cabinets.

Create a Makeshift Kitchen          

You'll need to find a place in your home where you can create a makeshift kitchen to use during the renovation. You'll want your refrigerator, microwave, and coffee pot, as well as some sort of a cooktop and toaster oven.

If you don't have a portable cooktop and toaster oven, chances are that one of your friends or family members will have them for you to borrow – or you can pick them up relatively cheap at secondhand stores.

One thing that many people struggle with is having a place to wash dishes. If you don't want to do your dishes in the bathtub or struggle to fit them into your bathroom sink, head to your local camping supply store. You can find a portable sink that hooks up to your hose. It works much like your traditional kitchen sink but can be used just about anywhere that your hose will reach.

Communicate with the Contractor

Make sure that you're communicating with the contractor doing the work. He or she will be able to give you a time table for when the work will be completed and what it'll take to get it done right.

Make sure that the contractor knows where to park, if they are allowed to smoke on your property and where they can do it, which areas can be used for cleanup, if they are allowed music, and how loud it can be. Then discuss what's to be done with your pets while they're doing the work.

Hopefully, with some planning and communication, your kitchen renovation project will go off without a hitch. Reach out to a kitchen remodeling service to learn more.