What to Expect During a Kitchen Remodel

A kitchen remodel can be an exciting effort that not only changes how your kitchen operates and feels but can also add some serious value to your home. Homeowners often become enamored with the possibilities in terms of design and flair, but there’s another aspect that’s far too often overlooked. The actual process of remodeling will shake up your life a bit, albeit briefly. Here’s what to expect during kitchen remodel.

Preparation

Before all the contractors, electricians, plumbers and other workers are brought it, you’re going to have to do some preparation. Essentially, this involves completely clearing out your kitchen. That means emptying all your cabinets and drawers. Ideally, you’ll want to put all your plates, bowls, silverware, pots and everything else far enough away from the kitchen that they don’t get in the way of the workers.

If you have pets in the house, preparation is particularly important. Many homeowners leave their pet’s food and water bowls in the kitchen. You’ll want to get these moved a week or more in advance to ensure that your pets get used to the new location. While some pets are quick to adapt, and most will stay away from strangers in the house, they could still wander into the work area at night or during the day if they’re looking for food or water. Get them used to the new location first just to ensure that the work area stays clear.

Planning

Before work starts, it’s important to talk to your contractor to learn what the state of your kitchen will be. Ideally, they’ll be able to give you a detailed rundown of what your kitchen will look like throughout the process. That means you’ll be able to know whether it’ll be partially functional or completely out of commission and for how long. Your kitchen may even return to full operation before they’re done because contractors tend to save the aesthetic add-ons for last.

Dealing With the Process

Once the work has begun, you’re going to have to deal with noise, an out-of-commission kitchen and strangers working in your home. If that sounds like too much to deal with, you can always stay with a friend for a bit until the process is over or book a room at a hotel. Additionally, you may want to stick to ordering food until the process is over, though the costs can add up, which is especially problematic considering the cost of a kitchen remodeling.

There are two handy solutions that can make dealing with the renovation process easy. The first is moving the microwave out of the kitchen. Just make sure your contractors have the measurements they need first if your microwave is going to be mounted somewhere. You can rely on microwave meals for the length of the process. Additionally, you can use the renovation as an opportunity to go on vacation for a few days. Just make sure you go somewhere that has decent cell service in case the contractors need to get in touch with you.

Remodel With Kitchen Solvers

Now that you know what to expect during a kitchen remodel, it’s time to find the experts to actually do it. That’s where Kitchen Solvers can help. Our design team can help you craft the perfect blueprint and put it all together for you. Contact us today to learn more!

And be sure to check out our helpful blogs, General timeline for your kitchen remodeling project for new cabinetry and How Much is a Kitchen Remodel Going to Cost Me? if you are considering a remodeling project for your kitchen.

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