Preparing for A Kitchen Remodel

Blog originally published on August 24, 2018. Updated on November 16, 2022.

Getting your kitchen remodeled can be an exciting thing to look forward to. You can finally get the renovations you have been dreaming of. However, there is quite an extensive process when it comes to preparing your kitchen for a remodel. Read on to find out what you should do to prepare your kitchen for a remodel.

Take Down Decorations

First, you will want to take down your kitchen decorations before the contractors begin setting up with their equipment for the kitchen project. This includes anything that is hung on the wall, decorative items, or more that are found in your kitchen. This will make the remodelers’ job easier and protect your decorations from getting damaged in the process.

Meal Prep

If you want home-cooked meals instead of fast food during the construction process, make sure to meal prep before kitchen remodeling begins. You will not have normal access to your kitchen to cook for a few weeks, so your options are to either eat out or stock up on food that you cooked before the remodeling starts. Collaborate with your family to plan and prepare good food everyone will enjoy ahead of time.

Set Up A "Temporary Kitchen"/Store Food in Another Fridge

The remodelers may have to unplug your refrigerator for extended periods of time during the remodeling process. This means that your food may be at risk of spoiling. Store your food in a backup refrigerator to ensure that you don’t end up wasting food. Move frozen food to a small chest freezer. Appliances like microwaves, coffee makers, hot plates, slow cookers, toaster ovens, and electric griddles can be plugged in other rooms for use. This makeshift kitchen can help you plan meals while you await your new kitchen reveal.

Cover Your Furniture

Purchase some plastic sheets and place them over your furniture pieces if they are nearby your kitchen. This will protect them from paint particles that can accidentally fly out of the kitchen and damage your furniture. Plastic sheets are inexpensive, and this preventive measure can save you lots of money in the long run! In a pinch, you can also use garbage bags as covers.

Use Disposable Utensils & Disposable Plates

You will thank yourself for purchasing disposable utensils and paper plates. You won’t have access to your kitchen sink or dishwasher during a kitchen renovation, which means you will have a finite supply of clean silverware to eat with. Purchase a few packs of plastic utensils and cups from the store to easily fix this problem and have easy clean-up through the entire process.

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