Quick & Painless Tips for Surviving a Kitchen Remodel
A kitchen remodeling project can be a double-edged sword. On one hand, you’re finally getting the kitchen of your dreams — the stainless steel appliances and gleaming granite countertops — and you can’t wait until it’s finished so you can live out your fantasies of floating gracefully back and forth from stovetop to cutting board like Julia Child, chopping and stirring and zesting and seasoning… but on the other hand, your kitchen is in shambles, you haven’t seen the contractor in two days, and you’re slowly losing your mind.
Don’t panic. This is totally normal. Home improvement projects can be stressful — especially when you’re remodeling a room that you use all the time like your kitchen. Thankfully, the home improvement pros from Frey Construction are here with some Quick & Painless tips for surviving a kitchen remodel.
- Set up a makeshift kitchen
If you can move your refrigerator into another room while your kitchen is being remodeled, do it. Otherwise, consider buying a mini fridge just to keep the essentials on hand. Some other appliances that’ll help you stay sane during your remodel include a microwave, a coffee maker, and a hot plate.
- Stock up on takeout menus
While ordering out can be an additional expense, if you have the funds to spare, a few weeks of takeout can also be an adventure. Or, at the very least, you now have a legitimate excuse to check out all those restaurants you’ve been wanting to try.
- Keep your pets out of the way
Not only should you keep your pets safely out of the way while work is being done, but even after-hours a remodeling zone can be a dangerous place for a cat or dog as nails, screws, and other sharp objects may be present. For your own sanity, it may be best to board your pets or send them to a friend’s house for the duration of the remodel.
- Get out of the house
Sometimes the best way to get through something is to simply turn away until it’s finished, and for many homeowners, this is a great way to survive a kitchen remodel. If you can, stay with a friend or family member for a few weeks — or at least during the heavy construction days.
Contact Frey Construction today for more information about the kitchen remodeling services that we provide to homeowners in Mt. Horeb, Wisconsin, and surrounding areas.