If you are planning a major kitchen and home remodel, then you may be swept up in fantasizing about the beauty and elegance of your new space. However, it’s important to plan for the time in between initial design phases and the final reveal. During construction, your home may be chaotic, and it can be hard to stay organized. By planning for the factors below, you can make the remodel easier on yourself and your family.
During a kitchen remodel, you will need to have a backup plan for mealtimes. If your kitchen remodel is extensive, it could last for several weeks, so you don’t want to rely only on takeout for your nightly dinners. Instead, set up a temporary kitchen with a mini fridge, slow cooker or pressure cooker, microwave, and toaster oven. Then, you can stock up on easy-to-prepare meal kits at the store and continue eating at home, even when your kitchen is totally gutted.
Having pets around during construction can be stressful for you, the construction crew, and your pets as well. Especially for anxious dogs and cats, it may be worth boarding your pet during the day while construction is taking place.
You won’t want to keep your contractor waiting for important decisions about your remodel, as this can delay construction significantly. You also won’t want to be waiting on deliveries of key items for your remodel, such as a new sink or countertops. Therefore, you should communicate clearly with your contractor and ensure that you have a clear schedule for the project. Additionally, you will want to make sure your contractor knows your expectations for construction crews in your home. For example, will you allow the crew to use the bathroom inside or is it necessary to rent portable facilities?
If you are ready to say goodbye to an outdated kitchen and renovate your home, call Southwest Kitchen & Bath at (520) 531-9187 to discuss your project. From full scale remodels to cabinet refacing, we can transform your kitchen working within your budget and project timeline.