Are you bored with the design of your kitchen and planning to renovate it? It will bring excitement, as well as a mess.
Before starting the renovation process, you need to know how to handle all the odds. Many people think that moving to a new place during the process is the best option. But it is not possible in all cases. Sometimes you may have to stay in your house to monitor the whole process.
Remember, the whole process is going to be messy and noisy. So stay calm. Don’t try to control things and go with the flow.
Following are the tips that can help you in surviving a kitchen remodel:
1. Pack the kitchen properly and create space for a temporary kitchen –
Pack up all the equipment of the kitchen that is not used much. But don’t pack the things which are used daily, such as the coffee maker and toaster. You can even hire professionals if you find this job monotonous. They can help you with tasks such as moving the refrigerator to another room efficiently.
2. Buy disposables –
Using disposable plates and cups can reduce your stress to a great extent. It will save you time from washing dishes, and you can observe the kitchen renovation process. Try to buy in bulk to avoid an awkward situation. Keep the environment in mind and buy only eco-friendly disposables.
3. Plan a night out at a friend’s place –
Ask your friend when he/she is free and plan a night out at their home. Take pizza and drinks along with you so that your friend is not bothered much. You will be away from the mess in your house for one night. And it is enough for changing your state of mind.
4. Assign a place for kids –
Try to assign a separate area to kids. Keep them away from dust and mess. While designating a room for kids, make sure that it is not affected by the renovation process’s chaos. Knowing that your kids are playing in a clean and tidy space will give you peace of mind.
5. Don’t ignore your pet –
If you cannot stay without your pet and have planned to keep it at home while renovation, then pays extra attention. Groom it more often so that it is free from dust and rashes.
Plan a simple menu that is easy to cook and requires fewer preparation efforts. It will thus prevent you from cleaning the extra mess caused while cooking.
7. Take suggestions –
Last but not least! Take suggestions from your friends or relatives who had the kitchen remodeled in the past. They can better advise you on how to survive a kitchen remodeling process. They will surely warn you about certain things you should avoid doing during the renovation because of their experience.