The kitchen is the heart of every home which means tearing it all apart for a kitchen remodel is one of the most stressful home renovations a homeowner can take on. Remodeling your kitchen can be a lengthy and expensive process, but most of the stress comes from the central area of the house being inaccessible. There are a few steps you can take to prepare your kitchen and home for the remodel and make it all a little less stressful for yourself and your family.
Create a Temporary Space
The room in which your family gathers, eats, and cooks is used even more than you realize. Before starting a kitchen remodel, it’s a good idea to create a temporary space to utilize for all of those activities. Move your trash can and recycling to another room, designate a space to eat in the family room or formal dining room, and stock up on disposable dishes and utensils. Paper plates and plastic forks may not be the most glamorous option, but it will save you from washing dishes in the bathroom sink every night. Be sure common use items such as spices and napkins are easily accessible in the temporary space you create.
DIY home improvement can be tempting, but in a room as important as your kitchen it’s best to leave the renovation up to the professionals. Carefully interview general contractors and interior designers to find a team that you trust. With this team of professionals, you should be able to create a plan, timeline, and budget for the project depending on how your kitchen currently looks and what you want it to look like. Be prepared for slight changes to your timeline and budget as the project progresses and try not to sweat small changes that need to be made.
Make Decisions Before Work Begins
Before the contractors begin tearing apart your current kitchen, make sure you’ve made all the necessary decisions for the project. This includes cabinetry, design, finishes, flooring, countertops, and much more. Waiting until the project has begun to make these decisions could lead to budget issues as well as not being able to get the parts you want within your desired timeline. It’s easiest to make all of the decisions in the beginning and be as hands-off as possible during the renovation process. Some of these decisions might even include a budget for eating out while the project is happening so you can avoid the frustration of living without a kitchen.
No matter if your kitchen remodel is large or small, preparing yourself and your home accordingly is vital to creating a stress-free experience. Remember to be patient because all of the time and money spent will be worth it in the end!
If you are starting to plan your kitchen remodel – contact Magnificent Kitchens so we can help you plan, design, and take care of your kitchen remodel from start to finish. Our goal is to make this process as stress-free as we can, and to help you make sure the kitchen you end up with is something you will be proud of and use for years to come. If you would like to start your kitchen design and remodeling project, call us at 508-875-4004 or contact us on our website.