Tips for Preparing for a Kitchen Renovation

Many people consider the kitchen to be the heart of a home. So, it’s no surprise that kitchen renovations are among the most popular home improvement projects. 

To prevent disruptions to your household’s daily routines, it’s important to prepare for a kitchen renovation. Here are our top tips:

1. Pack Up Loose Kitchen Items. 

Any items in your kitchen that aren’t secured in place need to be packed up to accommodate most kitchen renovations. These items may include:

  • Countertop kitchen appliances, like toaster ovens, microwaves, coffee makers, waffle irons, and blenders
  • Glasses, mugs, plates, bowls, and utensils
  • Cooking and baking tools
  • Food storage items, like Tupperware

For a quick setup after your renovation project is complete, make sure to categorize these items and pack them accordingly in labeled boxes. 

2. Prepare a Makeshift Kitchen. 

If possible, set up a temporary kitchen elsewhere in your home. An outdoor kitchen or patio area is ideal, but a dining room or basement can also provide space to store your kitchen items. Ideally, you’ll be able to prepare small meals (that require minimal cooking) in this area during the renovation process. 

3. Budget For Eating Out. 

While a makeshift kitchen can reduce the amount of takeout that you need during a kitchen renovation, some eating out is inevitable. Add the cost of eating out into your renovation budget to avoid unforeseen expenses. 

4. Try To Eat Refrigerated and Frozen Items Before The Renovation.

While spices, oils, and canned or jarred food items can be easily stored during a kitchen renovation, refrigerated and frozen items aren’t as simple. Plan ahead and try to consume these perishables before the kitchen renovation begins. This will spare you from having to store perishable items or waste food. 

To get started on your kitchen renovation project, reach out to Total Design Source today.