The kids are screaming because they are hungry, and you have no appliances, cabinets, countertops or flooring. As you stand in your demolished kitchen that was once a place you found comfort in, you begin to wonder how will you get through this renovation.
At some point in time, we all have the same question when undergoing a kitchen renovation. How are we going to survive?
In reality, you can and will survive and your project will all be worth it in the end if you follow these helpful tips.
1. Create a Temporary Kitchen
This tip is huge if you have the capabilities to do it! to Make your renovation way less stressful by creating a temporary kitchen in your garage, or basement with your old cabinets and plywood as a worktop surface.
Don’t have the luxury of space? Try setting up shop on a card/foldable table with your small appliances and most used cooking tools for convenient use.
Items to Include in your Temporary Kitchen
- Small Appliances
- Rice Cooker
- Countertop Grill
- Countertop Oven
- Anti-Bacterial Wipes
- Disposable Products
- Paper Towels
- Paper Plates & Cups
- Plastic Silverware
- Cooking Tools
- Hot Mits
- Serving Spoons
- Mixing Bowls
2. Plan Ahead
Keeping your fridge/freezer? Plan ahead by making large meals you can freeze and reheat when it’s time to eat. Browse the web for easy freezer-friendly meals you can prep in advance.
3. Utilize the Outdoors
Tired of eating out? You don’t have too!
If the weather permits, taking advantage of your outdoor appliances is a must! Grab your favorite grilling recipes and fire up that grill!
4. Keep your Utensils Handy
When your remodeling any space, things tend to get lost in storage tucked away in boxes on top of boxes! Place your most reached cooking tools and utensils in clear bags and containers to find them easily when you’re in a pinch.