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How to Prepare For Your Kitchen Remodel

How to Prepare For Your Kitchen Remodel

Preparing for your kitchen remodel can be daunting task! Fear not. We are here to provide our expert advice on how to make your kitchen remodel as smooth as possible.

The best place to start is with a conversation with your General Contractor. An excellent Contractor will prepare you for your kitchen remodel, giving you peace of mind.

Here are three key questions to ask before your project begins:

How long will I be without my kitchen?

What time will your crew be coming and going daily?

What are the names of the subcontractors who will be in my home?

Proper planning equals less worry, so don’t be shy when it comes to asking questions.

Now that you have your answers, let’s see how you can further prepare for kitchen remodel…

Set up a Temporary Kitchen Space

First things first. Find a temporary place in your home to cook while your kitchen is under construction. Do you have a dining room table that you can use? What about an open room to lay out your appliances? Is there a nearby bathroom where you can wash a few dishes afterwards? Get ready by creating a space where you can prepare meals for the next 4-6 weeks.

Create a Menu for The Upcoming Weeks

You’ve got the space lined up, so what are you going to make for your meals? A planned out menu is the perfect solution. Fortunately, common appliances like crockpots, instapots, microwaves, and toaster ovens are portable and make cooking simple when you’re in a bind. For breakfast lovers, egg cookers and coffee makers can be also transported easily. Of course, grilling is an excellent option too for meal prepping during your remodel.

When thinking of what to make, consider leftovers. Without a second refrigerator, leftovers may not work. If you have a mini fridge or somewhere to store your food, leftovers could make a ton of sense. Less cooking saves you time for sure!

Many families opt to eat out during their kitchen remodels. This could get expensive, but also save you the hassle of having to cook. See what makes the most sense for you and your family to save time, money and stress.

Pack up Your Kitchen

You’ve got your appliances picked out, now everything else can be packed up. Carefully box or place whatever you aren’t using in a spare room. Clear out valuables like photos, vases, and other sentimental items to keep them out of the way, but remember to leave items like spices, plastic baggies, and Tupperware reachable for cooking and storage solutions.

You may opt to use paper plates and cups rather than dishes for convenience. Without a dishwasher, this makes perfect sense, but if you opt for using dishes, keep them close at hand.

Use this as an Opportunity to Clean House

Now is the time to rid yourself of all of the “stuff” in the back of your cabinets! You know those old containers you haven’t used in years? Let them go! You may be surprised to realize that you’ve been holding on to things that you don’t plan to use again. Now is a great opportunity to clean house and start fresh.

Make a Plan for Your Pets

Many pet owners keep their dog’s food, treats and bowls in the kitchen. Where are you going to relocate Fido’s things? Where are his bowls going to be washed out and kept? Making a plan for your pets is commonly overlooked. Consider where his stuff will go to keep everything moving along smoothly during your kitchen remodel.

Get Organized with a Bulletin Board

A bulletin board is an awesome solution to stay organized for those Type A personalities! You know who you are. 😉 Keep life on track without skipping a beat with a bulletin board. Board items can include meal plans, reminders, and family photos, which can bring a lot of peace to those family members who like to stay on top of things while the home is under construction.

Try to Find Ways to Relax

This is a big one!!! Unwind during your remodel with daily walks, a weekend getaway, or meals out with the family. Do your best to stay focused on the end result. You’re about to get the kitchen of your dreams! WooooHoooo!

We are General Contractors in the Phoenix east valley and we specialize in remodeling kitchens. If you’re in the market for an upgrade, Contact us today to get a quote on the kitchen you’ve always wanted. When the time comes, we’ll make sure you’re prepared!

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