Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Ease the pain of a kitchen remodel

Most families embarking on a kitchen remodel do not have the luxury of moving out of their homes. Everything in the kitchen must be moved out. So what do you do? The best way to prepare for such a major disruption is to create a temporary kitchen.

Pack the dishes and move any food items to a good storage location, keeping in mind that you will have to get into them at times during the remodel. Decide which items you will likely need to unpack and keep those items near the top of your boxes. It’s a good idea to label your boxes to make it easier to find these frequently used items. Packing kitchen items in clearly labeled boxes will also making restocking cabinets easier when your remodel is complete.

Set up a temporary mini-kitchen with a small table for eating. The dining room or a large laundry room often works well. You will want an area to set up your small appliances and try to be close to a sink or water source if possible. If the weather is nice enough, you can plan on using your patio grill for much of your cooking. Full Article


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