How to Survive a Kitchen Remodel
So, you’re finally undertaking the kitchen remodel that you’ve always wanted for your home. Congratulations, you must be quite excited!
However, don’t be surprised if as the start date of your remodel approaches, your excitement turns into concern over how you’ll survive the kitchen remodeling process. It can take weeks or more to overhaul a kitchen, leaving you without many of your home’s most essential amenities during that time. But, by taking certain precautions, you can successfully make it through this process without too much inconvenience or stress.
Finalize All Remodeling Details Before the Work Starts
This should go without saying, but you want to have your remodel fully planned out before you have a contractor start to remove existing features from your kitchen. You should have a detailed plan completed and have selected all products that will be included. Otherwise, the process of making these decisions can greatly delay your project once it has already started. Fortunately, most respectable kitchen remodeling companies will make sure to have these details ironed out before they start their remodeling work, preventing you from needing to worry about this problem.
Set Up a Makeshift Kitchen Area
Just because you’re having your kitchen remodeled doesn’t mean that you have to forfeit your ability to prepare cooked meals. You can set up your refrigerator, convection oven, portable cooking equipment, and other tools to prepare cooked meals in addition to eating the salads, sandwiches, canned soup, and frozen food that’s practically unavoidable when undergoing a major kitchen remodel.
Plan Your Meals in Advance
Above all else, you want to have a clear plan for surviving your kitchen remodel. Decide how many times a week you feel comfortable eating at a restaurant or getting takeout. Then figure out how you can plan the rest of your meals that week with a focus on diversifying your options as much as possible. You don’t want to let yourself get burned out on items such as frozen food, which some people end up eating a lot of during their kitchen remodels. Also, don’t overlook opportunities to join your neighbors, friends, or family for meals at their houses when invited.
For additional advice on how to survive a kitchen remodel, contact the trusted professionals at Mueller Remodeling. We’ve been remodeling kitchens since 1990, so we understand the best practices that homeowners such as yourself can follow to make the most of their home improvement projects. We look forward to providing any assistance you require to create the beautiful and functional home that you’ve always wanted!