For today’s lifestyle, the kitchen is the hub of family activity. During a kitchen remodel, the lack of a usable kitchen poses many challenges. If you frequently prepare meals in your kitchen, consider setting up a temporary kitchen. While this may not allow you to host a dinner party for 20 people, it will help with daily living and help avoid the need to eat out for the duration of the project. A few items to consider if you set up a temporary kitchen.
- Keep critical items accessible. This might include coffee, coffee maker, non-perishable food like soup, meals that work in a microwave, utensils, dish soap and rags, napkins, cereal, and disposable plates & cups, and garbage bags.
- Water. You will be without your kitchen sink for the duration of the project. Think about an alternative location to do dishes, get water for coffee, etc. This could be a sink the laundry room or a bathroom. As an alternative, you can use disposable items and avoid washing dishes.
- Use small appliances. Microwaves, toasters, small electric grills are very helpful in preparing simple, home-cooked meals. Like the sink, find a convenient place to set these up. Be aware, the outlets in this area may not be able to handle all these appliances running at the same time.
- Move your refrigerator. Find a convenient place for your refrigerator. This, combined with the small appliances will facilitate making simple meals and provide a place for snacks. A small, mini-fridge may also be useful.