Kitchen remodeling gives you a chance to redesign your kitchen to suit the needs and tastes of your family. However, during the construction process, preparing and eating meals might become more difficult. The guide below offers advice for making the situation as easy as possible.
4 Ways to Prepare for Kitchen Remodeling
1. Get a Timeline Estimate
Having an idea of how long the construction will take will allow you to plan around it. As a general rule, most kitchen remodeling projects take about six to eight weeks from start to finish—but ask your contractor to inform you of any expected delays.
2. Plan to Dine Out
You won’t be able to use your refrigerator, range, or oven during your kitchen remodel, so plan to dine out and order delivery. Establish a food budget so that you won’t overspend. Print out coupons and take advantage of daily specials at restaurants. The prepared food section at your grocery store may also have some cost-effective options.
3. Set Up a Temporary Kitchen
Set up a temporary kitchen in your basement, garage, or utility room, since these areas usually have sinks. Include a hot plate, slow cooker, toaster oven, mini-fridge, and microwave so that you can continue to prepare simple hot meals. Minimize cleaning responsibilities by using disposable cups, plates, and cutlery.
4. Cook & Freeze Meals In Advance
Prior to the start of your kitchen remodeling project, cook a few large meals and freeze them in small portions. Meal prep will make it easy for you to grab and microwave food on the go and it also saves money on takeout.
Make your kitchen more practical and stylish with help from the team at InsideOut Renovations. Since 2005, this contractor has provided kitchen remodeling services, including custom cabinetry, tile flooring, countertops, and plumbing repairs to Lincoln, NE, clients. Call (402) 474-0028 to request a quote on your project. Visit the website to view a gallery of their previous work.