We all know remodels can be hard – but congratulations! You are finally on your way to the kitchen you’ve always wanted! Now is the hard part: how can someone survive without a kitchen for a few weeks?
Design a Kitchen Stand In
Eating out could be an option, but it can be exhausting on the family and your budget. Even if you get take out every night, there still will need to be a space to prepare lunches for school and work. Set up a temporary kitchen on a table, shelf, or anywhere with a flat surface, safe away from the construction zone.
Plan Using Small Appliances
Toaster ovens, toasters, microwaves and slow cookers can be a huge lifesaver when it comes to comfort during a remodel. If you can’t move your fridge to the temporary kitchen, invest in a mini fridge to help.
Stock Up With Disposables
Unless you want to be washing your dishes with a hose outside or in your bathroom, it may make your life easier if you stock up on disposable dish and silverware.
If the weather is right, put your grill to work! Your grill can do just about any your oven can, and if you’re sick of eating microwaved foods, this is a great way to keep the mess away from your construction site.
Stock up on your favorite, non-perishable snacks. We all have our late night snacks that we eat quietly. Whether it be a spoonful of peanut butter, crackers, dried fruit, cereal without milk. Stock up on these items because you may not always want to work twice as hard in your temporary space.
Remember Why You’re Doing This
Don’t forget about the big picture. A few weeks of inconvenience for a luxurious kitchen is 100% worth the wait. As long as you keep perspective, it won’t seem like such a big deal. Then slowly, over time, you’ll forget what it was even like to live with a renovation.