Prior to enjoying the pleasures of your new kitchen, there is the
remodeling construction. In order to make it as easy as possible, we
invite you to take advantage of the great tips we’ve put together
In the weeks before the work begins, keep a list
of all those restaurants you’ve been meaning to try. When the
microwave gets old, your list will come in handy for a quick
Before the cabinets arrive – decide on a safe
enclosed area for the cabinets and appliances to be delivered
to. Usually the garage is a good location.
Pack up the kitchen (or bathroom) well before
the remodel. While it’s a great time to "spring
clean" your shelves, don’t forget to label the storage
boxes well. This will make the unpacking process a lot easier
and a lot more fun! Items that are fragile should be marked
accordingly and stored in an area away from the construction.
Plan a location outside of the area where the
remodeling is being done to act as your temporary kitchen.
You maybe able to temporarily move everything
you need…except the kitchen sink! Consider where your
"water source" will be in relation to your temporary
Microwave (and a freezer stocked with
In a fond farewell to you old kitchen, spend
some time in it, cooking. Make family favorites and throw them
in the freezer. We promise you…you’ll thank yourself
Coffee Maker (don’t forget to put the
filters and coffee close at hand too!)
Utility utensils, such as: can opener,
bottle/wine opener, sharp knives, and microwavable dishes
Keep the basics handy: butter, salt &
pepper, favorite spices
Tell the kids you’re picnicking…use paper
plates & napkins as well as disposable silverware.
Cleaning supplies and dishtowels
If it’s a bathroom remodel, pretend you’re
packing to go on a trip. Remember the hairdryer and curling
Don’t forget about Fido & Kitty! If there
isn’t an area in your home to keep them safely away from
construction, especially during certain phases - it maybe a
perfect time to treat your pet to a vacation at the kennel or a
play date at a friend’s home.
Decide in advance where you’d like the
installers to store their tools.
Dust…there’s just no way to avoid it! If
there is a fish tank or electrical equipment in close proximity
to the work – remember to keep them well covered!