When it comes time for a kitchen renovation, there is a disruption in the normal flow of everyday activities and movement. Regardless of the size of the renovation. The absence of a kitchen can make life a bit hectic, especially if you have a family to care for. You may end up spending more money on food than you usually do since you are forced to eat out. However, you can minimize the potential by planning and preparation for the pending renovation. Here is how you can do just that:
Establish a Kitchen Stand-in
Eating out is not the only option when you are doing a kitchen renovation. It can be expensive and tiresome to make trip after trip to get food or to order take out. With a family, things get a little bit tricky; you’ll need a place to prepare breakfast and school meals. Designate an area (garage or basement, for example) in your home as a temporary kitchen space where you can get some meal preparation and serving done. This will save time and money and make things a bit easier.
Come up with a Few Ways to “Cook”
While you won’t be able to use your stove to cook, other appliances can make quick meals and keep you from going hungry. A microwave, grill, electric griddle, or crock pot are great alternative options that can make warm meals. While you may not actually cook the meal that you want, you could still make healthy and nutritious dishes for the whole family. Throw a roast in a crock-pot with some carrots and potatoes, and you’ll have a wholesome meal to enjoy.
Stock up on Disposables
With your kitchen “out of order,“ you are unable to wash dishes and utensils in your usual spot. You could get creative and use your bathtub or washroom sink, but that option is not for everybody. A much easier way to avoid the hassle of cleaning dishes is to use recyclable or biodegradable plates, napkins, cups and utensils. You’ll avoid a messy cleanup and save time.
Leave Town Temporarily
Getting out town if you can is not a bad idea when renovating. Maybe you have some vacation days that you haven’t used; consider taking advantage of them during the renovation period. You could schedule a business trip or visit mom and dad. If you are comfortable leaving your remodeling team to work on your kitchen in your absence, leave town and the chaos of the renovation.
MHX Designs has exceptional professionals who will work seamlessly to give you the kitchen of your dreams. With amazing craftsmanship, expertise and creativity, we will carry out your vision.