It is daunting to survive without a kitchen. To avoid intimidation, you need to prepare how to survive during your kitchen remodeling. When renovating your kitchen, it is prudent to look for somewhere else to stay. However, this option is not only expensive but inconvenient, particularly if you have school-going children. So here is a guide to help you stay in your house during your kitchen remodel.
Create A Kitchen Stand-In
Buying ready food is not only costly but also tiresome. Additionally, sometimes you just want to prepare your food. Therefore, you need a spot to make lunch and to brew your coffee. Design a temporary kitchen somewhere aside from construction. If you have a guest house, worry no more, this is a perfect place to set up your temporary kitchen.
No need to worry if you don’t have a guesthouse, with floor trusses, you can quickly transform some sections in the backyard into a cooking space. There are various options such as utilizing the corner of your basement, workroom or garage. All you need is portable tables, storage crates, standalone shelves, and folding chairs and you will have a pretty temporary kitchen.
Remember you can’t access your sink to wash dishes. This is the time to get creative by exploring all options. Instead of using your bathtub to wash dishes, why don’t you make your work easier by stocking up biodegradable plates, cups, napkins, and utensils?
Stock Non Perishable Snacks
Many are the times you will feel bored to cook in your temporary kitchen. Have enough nonperishable snacks to save yourself from starving during “I don’t feel like cooking” days. Such snacks include crackers, peanut butter, canned goods, dried fruits, and trail mix, among others.
Control Your Pets
It could help if you controlled the movement of your pets. You can find an alternative spot for your pets to hang out. Make sure you give them enough food and water and a soft place to sleep. Buy a crate and train your dog how to stay in it.
Control Dust and Debris
Your contractor should come up with an effective way of keeping away dust from the rest of your house. This involves enclosing the demo site with plastic sheeting and covering carpets and floors. The plastic sheeting may not provide full proof protection, but it’s better than none. Additionally, remove anything that may get damaged in your kitchen.
Whatever option you choose, remember to keep your kitchen appliances safe. Besides buying disposable utensils, employ safety measures in your temporary kitchen.