It can be difficult for you and your family to go through a complete renovation of your kitchen. It will take time to make your kitchen functional. This can impact how you cook and the way you live. The end result is well worth it and will give you the space you have always wanted. These are our top tips for a successful kitchen remodel.
TIPS TO GET THROUGH A KITCHEN REMODEL
SET UP A TEMPORARY KITCHEN
Move your fridge and other small appliances into the space you intend to use for your kitchen when the remodeling process starts. You might need to include toasters, microwaves, and kettles. The barbecue is a great choice if you are doing this project in the warmer months.
A PLANNING FOR WATER ACCESS
It doesn’t matter if you intend to use a different sink to wash dishes or get water, such as your laundry or bathroom sinks, or whether you are going to continue using disposable tableware until your kitchen has more functionality, it’s a good idea to plan ahead. It is possible to forget how often your sink is used for things like filling a pot, washing dishes, filling pet bowls, and dumping out cups.
TRY CONTROLING THE DUST
There will be dust as with every renovation project. Although your contractor will try to minimize the dust’s impact on your home, there are ways you can reduce its accumulation. Drop cloths or plastic sheets can be placed over artwork, electronics or food prep areas to protect them. It will also make cleanup much easier. Microfiber cloths can be used to remove drywall dust.
Keep a MUST-HAVE LIST
Make a list before you start the remodel. It should be divided into two sections: must-haves, and like-to haves. Make sure everyone living in the house with you is on board. Refer to the list if needed. It will come in handy if an unexpected expense occurs that affects the elements you planned. If your kitchen needs a dishwasher built in, but you want a farmhouse sink, this will help you determine where to cut costs to meet your budget.
FIND MINDFUL CARE FOR YOUR PETS AND KIDS
Children and animals can easily be distracted by chaos in the house. Be patient and gentle with them. Children will be more relaxed if there is a safe place to play. A quiet and safe place away from noise is a good idea for pets. You can also give them extra grooming to get rid of any dust that may have built up.