To have your kitchen remodeled is a huge headache. It will disrupt your daily routine, making you and your family suffer in the worst possible way. At times, extensive projects require months for completion. You need to stay practically alert in terms of cooking, cleanup and food storage for as long as the project runs. The tips provided below can help you survive your kitchen remodeling project.
Make Early Plans:
Start your preparation and make necessary plans several months prior to the demolition process. Making last minute arrangements and changes will only result in chaos and stretch the project time. To get started with the project you must first hire a planner who has professional excellence and experience in this field. If the planner is a certified kitchen designer, it would be an added advantage. The designer will help you with the layout, lighting, appliances, cabinetry and other items so that you can get a first-hand information on product specifications as well as installation. Investing in a professional guide will save you unnecessary expenses later on.
Get The Required Building Permits:
It is your responsibility to ensure that all the permits required prior to starting the remodeling, are secured by your contractor. He must also be aware of the inspection schedules. Until you have secured permits for important things such as plumbing and electrical, you cannot get started with the work, even if that means you have to keep the kitchen under repair for another week.
Advance Purchase of Required Items:
It is best to place early order or buy in advance all the items for the kitchen remodel including sinks, cabinetry, purchase appliances and other items that demand fittings. Make a thorough inspection of these items as soon as they arrive, checking if they are fit for use or not. Building a good amount of ‘lead time’ within the remodeling process can help in managing incorrect dimensions, freight damage, manufacture delays and various other small and big problems. In case you cannot store these items at your home, ask your contractor or designer to make storage arrangement. And if even that is not possible, you will have to rent storage unit for stacking up these items.
Temporary Kitchen is What You Need:
If you are opting for a large-scale kitchen remodeling project, you must consider creating a makeshift kitchen. For this purpose you can use the family room, dining room or any other area near the kitchen.
With the points mentioned above, you now have an idea how to get on with a kitchen remodeling project that will be both time and energy-saving. A temporary kitchen will also save you the cost of ordering food from restaurants. However, make sure that you hire only experienced and well-trained professionals for your kitchen remodel.
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