How to Get Through a Kitchen Renovation

Posted on Thursday, June 4th, 2015 by Arch City Granite

Of all the different types of home renovation projects, dismantling and putting together a new kitchen is without a doubt the most stressful project. Careful planning can go a long way to making it bearable, though.

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Here are some helpful tips on how to get through your kitchen renovation unscathed:

Start packing well in advance

One of the best ways to begin a kitchen renovation is to start with a blank canvass. Sort through the contents of the kitchen and then begin packing away items you know you won’t need during the remodel.

Use sturdy moving boxes and label them well. Pick a storage spot that’s well away from construction zone to keep everything safe from damage. Packing away fragile items in rooms adjacent to the kitchen is also wise. Place any items you want to keep on hand in plastic containers with tight-fitting lids. By working on it gradually, you can have the kitchen bare the night before construction is due to start.

Set up a substitute kitchen

During the renovation, you need the abilitytofix light meals or snacks and keep food and beverages cold. Any quiet location that’s fairly near a water source will do.

Put the basics in place like a mini fridge, electric kettle and can opener, as well as cutlery, utensils and microwave/grill-safe dishes and cooking vessels. Don’t forget about a cutting board, dishwashing detergent, napkins, paper towels and trash bags.

Think about meal preparation

Eating out or bringing in take-out every day during a kitchen remodel that lasts for weeks or months can get expensive. Instead, plan to use outdoor grill as much as possible, and make sure your temporary kitchen has a microwave, toaster oven or crockpot. If you’ll have easy access to a freezer, prepare and package a selection of favorite meals so they’re ready for reheating.

Plan a dishwashing strategy

Unless you intend to use disposables exclusively, you’ll need to set up a dishwashing station to keep everything clean and organized. A utility room or bathroom sink can work perfectly, as along as you have space for a dishpan and drainer.

You can also set two coolers filled with hot water on the patio. Use one for washing and the other for rinsing, and open the drain plugs when you’re finished.

Are you planning a kitchen renovation in the coming months? If so, be sure to contact us at Arch City Granite & Marble to learn more about how we can accomplish all of your natural stone coutnertop needs.

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