How to Survive Your Kitchen Remodeling

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If you want your kitchen remodeled while you’re still inside, you really want to read our tips!

You finally made up your mind, and you have taken the next step in enhancing your home’s appearance and value.

It is true that remodeling any space or room in your house is an uncomfortable situation, especially, the kitchen. It is a vital area, and we always want it clean and neat. Nonetheless, we have several tips and suggestions to share that can make the remodeling process more bearable. In the end, the reward will be fabulous.

LIU BEFORE Kitchen

If you are staying home during the kitchen remodel, you might want to keep this in mind:

  1. Make a list of those places you would like to try.

You are not the only one with big plans for the holidays. There are a bunch of places and things to do in the city and all around.  If your kitchen is being remodeled, this is the perfect opportunity to try all those restaurants and hot all the fairs. So weeks before the remodeling begins, start making your list. If it’s a nicer place, book early and don’t leave busy days to chance, you will want a reservation if you want to get in.

2. Have a temporary kitchen.

You can set up a temp kitchen in a “guest room” that doesn’t get much use. If you have small kids, you could have them share rooms while the remodeling takes place. Make it fun; it doesn’t have to feel like a sacrifice.

Your garage is a good option too if it’s insulated. The tools can be repacked, and one of the cars can sleep outside for a little while. It’s worth it if it means a place to cook, right? Surely your spouse will willingly sacrifice.

3. Freeze stuff ahead of time

Another useful tip is to cook a lot before the remodeling begins and stock the fridge and freezer with meals. You will need a meal plan for this. Going out at night is pretty fun, but nothing beats a delicious homemade dinner.

4. Fire up the Grill

LIU AFTER KitchenTake advantage of the nice weather and fire up the grill. Nothing brings friends and family together like an outdoor meal. Make fun meals for the kids and have a couple of fun activities in line, that will get them unplugged from their mobile devices at least for a few hours.

5. Make sure no one gets killed

Thought we’d just mention it. This may mean, communicating in advance where you’d like the installers to keep all tools and materials neatly. You may or may not want those organized and stored in your new cabinets. Communicate that clearly before it drives you crazy. Especially if you’re already using any extra space as a temporary kitchen.

6. Review appliance delivery dates

Usually, the garage is a good location to store any big boxes that might get delivered if they are not ready to be installed. It’s no biggie when a house is empty because they can even sit in a hallway. But if you’re undergoing the remodeling process while you’re still inside, a box with your new oven right across from your bedroom door, may not be your idea of ideal storage. So make sure to communicate clearly on delivery dates, to make the process as smooth as possible.

Hopefully, these tips will help you survive your kitchen remodeling if you have any questions feel free to contact us anytime.