Is it finally time to get started on that kitchen remodel you have been dreaming of? While it is always very exciting to give your home the upgrade it deserves, there are a few things that you need to keep in mind before starting on your new project. This means, in addition to finalizing your new appliances and finishing touches, you will need to prepare yourself for a change in everyday household activities. This includes finding a new space to prepare your food as well as a new eating area. In addition to this, there is also the packing up of your current kitchen, but we will get into all of this later. So, with that being said, here are some key factors to keep in mind when preparing for that kitchen remodel of your dreams:
Creating a “Temporary Kitchen”
The first thing that needs to be taken care of is the packing up and relocation of your kitchen, at least for the time being. However, before you break out those packing boxes, you might want to prepare that “temporary kitchen” space to make this process easier for everyone involved. While on the topic of packing boxes, please remember to always label your boxes to reduce stress and make the hunting for kitchen utensils and spices that much easier for everybody.
Next on the list for creating this temporary kitchen space, you will need to clear an area to set up your microwave. In addition to this, you may need to prepare to eat more microwavable meals for a little while, therefore, you will also need to stock that mini fridge with a few tv dinners. Other quick and easy cooking options include investing in a hot plate, electric skillet, toaster oven or microwave oven, crockpots, and perhaps even a new outdoor BBQ grill. This one is just a win-win for the entire household.
Finding a New Eating Area
Due to the fact that you will not have a proper kitchen for the next few weeks, you will need to find a new place to enjoy your meals as well as cook them, or in this case, heat them up if you decide to stalk up on those TV dinners we previously mentioned. With all of this in mind, you might have to get used to the idea of eating on the couch or even letting your kids in their bedrooms.
Organizing Your Tools
Now that you have properly established a temporary kitchen space and dining area, it is time to get your kitchen and eating tools together. We hope you labeled those boxes! Whether or not you decide to ditch the everyday silverware and go with the plastic fork and spoon options, for the time being, you will need to have these handy and in an accessible area before the kitchen makeover begins. In addition to this, you will want to have plastic cups as well as paper plates. Again, you can use your normal silverware, plates, and cups, however, it is important to note that you may not have a proper area to do dishes while your kitchen is being remodeled. Therefore, plastic silverware, cups, and paper plates might be the best option at this time. Be sure to also have your cleaning supplies ready. This includes dish soap, paper towels, brooms, disinfectant wipes, and more.
If you are ready to get started on the kitchen remodel of your dreams, feel free to visit us at Tops Kitchen Cabinets. Call or submit our online form to request an estimate or for general questions about Tops Kitchen Cabinet and our services. We look forward to serving you!