Getting Ready for Your Kitchen Remodel
Getting ready for a kitchen remodel takes a little time and planning. Remember, if you’re doing a complete remodel of your kitchen with new cabinets, hardware, countertops, and casework, you’re going to be kitchenless for a little while, so be sure to mentally and physically prepare yourself to be camping in your own home while your new kitchen is being installed.
Say goodbye to your old kitchen
Getting a new kitchen is exciting. Finally, you’re getting the kitchen of your dreams! However, don’t underestimate your connection to the old kitchen, despite how frustrated you may have been by the lack of space, functionality, and worn-out cabinetry. Even an old kitchen will have memories, so be sure to give the space a proper goodbye, if for no other reason than one last awkward and frustrating cooking session in your old kitchen will only heighten the joy you’ll feel when you step into your dream kitchen.
Also, no matter how cramped or inconvenient your current kitchen may be, you’re going to be eating a lot of take-out and sandwiches while we work on your new kitchen, so take the time to cook some of your favorite family meals before we start ripping out the old to make room for the new.
Create an alternate kitchen area
You can’t eat out three meals a day, so you need to think of an alternative kitchen area while we are installing your new kitchen. Find another area in the house where you can have some counter space, running water, and a mini-fridge.
Think of all the things that you know you’ll need:
- A few utensils, plates, and bowls
- Coffee maker
- Water boiler
Be organized when you pack
The rest of your kitchen should be packed and boxed neatly and safely. Be sure to label each box. Make room for all of your kitchen stuff in another room, away from the construction and the dust of your remodeling project, but also away from areas in your home where you spend the most time. Make the process as easy for everyone as possible, and the more organized you are, the more smooth the remodeling process will be. Plus, you want to get everything out of the way of your crew so that they can work efficiently without obstacles.
The more organized you are, the more comfortable you’ll be during the remodeling process.
Get your BBQ fired up
If you have a BBQ, it’s time to get it fired up again, even if it’s still freezing outside. You can make most of your meals on a BBQ, including your morning eggs. With a little innovation, you’ll be able to create an outdoor kitchen so that you don’t have to completely change your routine.
Talk to a designer about your next remodeling project
The Kitchen Showcase is located in Denver, Colorado. We design and install cabinets, countertops, hardware, and accessories for the heart of your home – your kitchen – as well as for bathrooms, entertainment centers, home offices, libraries, and even closets.
It doesn’t matter if you’re remodeling a tired kitchen or building a custom home. We are committed to offering exceptional products, service, and design so you can make the most of your budget!