Finally getting your kitchen remodel done is exciting. Your kitchen remodel can also be VERY stressful, too.
Your new look kitchen will be done soon but there are a few hurdles you have yet to clear. The biggest challenge is the room you use for meal preparation will be unusable for an extended period of time. The truth is cooking is tough to do when stoves and ovens are removed and sinks are unhooked and prep areas are covered or torn out.
A typical kitchen remodel can take from four to eight weeks. And, assuming living away from your home during all or part of your kitchen remodeling is not a reasonable option, below are a few ideas to help minimize the stress of your remodel.
Meal Preparation Despite Your Kitchen Remodel
Meal prep during a kitchen remodel is challenging. When appliances are unhooked, plumbing disconnected and counters and food prep areas are removed, food prep can border on impossible. A solution for many of our
customers has been creating a temporary kitchen. By finding an area in your home where you can operate, you will be able to maintain your routine. And, by not eating out as often, you’ll also save a little money.
Food storage is a crucial part of your temporary kitchen. For those with refrigerators difficult to move, try using a small, inexpensive dorm refrigerator. Before the start of your project, stock non-perishable foods and snacks. Plan on using a slow cooker, electric skillet or toaster oven. They will be useful in preparing warm meals. Microwave meals are also very handy.
Dish Washing During A Kitchen Remodel
Another challenge during your project is dirty dishes. Disposable cups, utensils and plates are easiest to use since you can throw them away or recycle your dishes.
When cookware needs cleaning, in the short term bathrooms sinks and bathtubs can be used. A very handy and easy technique is filling a large cooler with warm, soapy water. It makes washing dishes or cookware very easy, especially outside in warmer weather. Be sure everyone scrapes their dishes completely because you have no disposal.
Kitchen Remodel Storage Ideas In Waukesha WI
Before your project begins, clear everything in your cupboards and drawers. Whatever you do not need, pack away in boxes or bags to keep dust and debris out. When the kitchen remodel is finished, you can quickly put your utensils and equipment back in place.
Housekeeping During A Kitchen Remodel
Remodeling creates dust. Remodeling contractors seal rooms to contain dust by hanging plastic sheets over the doorways. Unfortunately, even this will not contain all of the dust. There is always some dust that will make it out of the containment. Use drop cloths to cover your belongings and plan to dust your living spaces regularly. Also, expect to change your HVAC system filter during your kitchen remodel.
For the answers to any questions you may have about preparing for your kitchen remodel, contact Schoenwalder Plumbing. We are remodeling specialist serving Waukesha WI, we serve Lake Country including Hartland, Delafield, Pewaukee, Brookfield, Elm Grove, Oconomowoc, Dousman and New Berlin.
Contact Schoenwalder Plumbing at 262-542-7908 or email for more information about your kitchen remodel Waukesha WI.