4 Steps to Prepare for a Kitchen Remodel

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Are you ready to prepare for a kitchen renovation? It can be a daunting task, but with the right planning, it doesn’t have to be overwhelming. By following these four steps, you will be prepared for your kitchen renovation and ready to tackle the project head on. 

Create an Alternate Kitchen

When you’re planning a kitchen remodel, one of the most important things to consider is where you will be cooking and storing food during the renovation. Ideally, you should have an alternate kitchen somewhere in your home that has running water and enough space for your refrigerator. This could mean setting up a temporary kitchen in a nearby room or garage, or having a friend or family member who can lend you their kitchen until the project is complete. If you’re lucky enough to have someone who is willing to lend you their kitchen, make sure to bring only the necessary items with you. While it can be tempting to take all of your kitchen gadgets and specialty items, these items won’t be needed while the remodel is taking place, and they can take up precious storage space. You may also want to consider buying a mini refrigerator for storing fresh food during the remodeling process.

Keep Daily Use Items Handy

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Preparing with enough time for your kitchen remodel will provide the best results

One of the most important steps in preparing for a kitchen remodel is making sure that you have a place to store all of your everyday kitchen items. This means creating a plan for where you will keep all the items you use regularly during the renovation period. Think about what items you need easy access to while the remodel is happening, such as dishes, silverware, or food storage containers.

Find Storage for Other Kitchen Items

When embarking on a kitchen remodel, one of the most important steps is to find storage for all the specialty kitchen items you won’t need during the renovation. Without proper storage, these items can easily get in the way or accidentally damaged while the renovation is taking place.

The first step is to assess what specialty kitchen items you’ll need during the renovation and which items can be stored away. It’s also helpful to label each item so that you can easily locate it if needed. 

Once you’ve identified these items, it’s time to decide where to store them.

If you have a spare room or garage that you can use as temporary storage, this may be your best option. However, if you don’t have extra space available, there are plenty of other ways to safely store your specialty kitchen items. For example, you can rent a storage unit to store the items you don’t need during the renovation. Alternatively, you could also purchase some plastic bins or other containers to organize and store smaller items like utensils, dishes, and appliances in an out-of-the-way spot like your basement or attic. No matter which option you choose, it’s important to make sure that your storage space is clean and secure to protect your valuable kitchen items from any potential damage. 

Be Patient

No matter how organized you are, a kitchen remodel is a huge undertaking and can be quite stressful. It’s important to remain patient throughout the process. The key is to plan ahead and anticipate any hiccups that may arise during the renovation.

Another way to stay patient is to establish realistic expectations for yourself and the remodel. Keep in mind that delays are inevitable, and it’s always a good idea to build in extra time for unexpected issues. A timeline will help you stay on track and ensure that each step of the process gets completed.

Finally, have patience with yourself. A kitchen remodel can take a toll mentally and physically, so make sure to take breaks throughout the process and give yourself time to rest and recharge. 

Remaining patient and taking these steps before and during the renovation will help make the experience much smoother for you and those helping you with the project. By preparing ahead of time and staying flexible, you’ll be able to enjoy your new kitchen sooner than expected!

Need some inspiration for your kitchen renovation? Contact us at Parr Cabinet today for a consultation!