Remodeling your kitchen is a great way to improve the value of your home. You’ll also be able to enjoy the room more and get more out of it. However, the remodeling process itself can be a little disruptive to your daily routine. With proper planning, you can get through it without a hitch.
Set up a temporary food prep area.
It can get tiresome and unhealthy to rely exclusively on takeout food during the kitchen renovation. Instead, set up a temporary kitchen. Some families like to use a breakfast nook or the dining room as a temporary food prep area. It’s ideal to choose a space that has easy access to an outlet, as you’ll want to plug in a coffee maker and microwave.
Prepare meals in advance.
During an extensive kitchen renovation, your freezer is your friend. Make batches of meals in advance and place them in portion-sized, freezable containers. A kitchen remodeling project can be far less stressful if you don’t have to worry about what to make for dinner.
Pack unnecessary items.
You’ll need to take everything out of your kitchen. Select only what you’ll need for your temporary kitchen area and pack everything else. You may want to pack up all of your plates and silverware. Although it’s not eco-friendly, some families decide that it’s easier to use disposable plates, utensils, and cups during their kitchen renovation. Don’t forget to take down and pack the decorative items, artwork, and curtains in the kitchen. During the packing process, take advantage of the opportunity to pare down your possessions. Consider donating kitchen items that you never use.
Make a plan for your pets.
Remodeling a kitchen isn’t a great time to have your pets underfoot. It’s best to keep them closed-off in one area of the house. If you think the noise might be stressful for your pets, consider boarding them during the day.
When you choose Southwest Kitchen & Bath for your kitchen renovation project, you’ll be assigned a project manager who will coordinate every aspect of the remodel from start to finish. We’ll give you a precise timeline and keep you updated on the progress. Homeowners throughout Tucson are invited to call us at (520) 531-9187 to request an in-home consultation.