Kitchen remodels are a popular renovation project among homeowners. Your kitchen is the heart of your home, and a kitchen makeover can do wonders in terms of making your home a more enjoyable environment.
Not only that, but a kitchen remodel can also change your dietary habits for the better. According to Houzz, about a third of homeowners admit they’ve switched to a healthier lifestyle after a kitchen remodel.
You may need a few pointers on how to prep for a kitchen remodel. Remember, your kitchen will be out of commission once the project starts, so you need an actionable plan to keep your homemade meals coming without worrying about kitchen accidents. Here’s what you need to know.
Build a Temporary Kitchen
This is easier if you have adequate space, especially outdoors. Homeowners with an outdoor kitchen need not worry, but if you don’t have this kind of space, your living room or any suitable, spacious corner will do.
The next step is simply transferring whatever you think you need to prepare your meals for the duration of the kitchen remodel.
Leave Your Kitchen Bare
If anything isn’t nailed or glued down, be sure to move it so there are no interruptions during the remodel. The list of items that need to be removed includes the stove, microwave, refrigerator, utensils, appliances, food, and other kitchen odds and ends. You can either move these items to your temporary kitchen or store them somewhere suitable.
The interval before a kitchen remodel can also be a great time to spring clean, so throw away any old stuff that won’t fit in with your upgraded kitchen. It’s also a good time to consider upgrading your appliances, so the remodel can really shine.
Organize Your Pantry
Some foods such as canned goods, oils, and other dry goods are easier to pack away. You can easily throw them into a box and store them in any dry area. But other types of foods need more thought and care. For instance, you need to make sure items like meat and fish stay cold or frozen. Vegetables, milk, and other easy-to-spoil items also need to be refrigerated. To lessen the hassle of keeping food from spoiling, you can stock up on canned food and other dry foods like oatmeal and bread. This will make food preparation much easier outside of your normal kitchen environment.
Are you ready to begin your kitchen remodel? Call Bailey Remodeling to design and construct your perfect kitchen.