We understand that the words ‘kitchen remodel’ can be overwhelming, but following Houzz’s 8 steps to surviving a kitchen remodel will make living without a fully-functioning kitchen easier than you think.
1. Create a temporary kitchen.
Avoid eating out for months on end by setting up a temporary kitchen. A temporary kitchen will be helpful for eating meals with your family as well as preparing school lunches and much needed coffee.
2. Condense your kitchen gear.
Realize that making elaborate meals without a fully functioning kitchen is going to be difficult. To avoid the frustration, collect recipes that require fewer ingredients and less kitchen gear.
3. Make use of small appliances.
Remember all of those small appliances you got as wedding gifts? This is the time to use them! Waffle makers, toaster ovens, and electric griddles can help make dinner easy, not to mention fun. A mini fridge is also a wise investment and will eliminate walking through your under-remodel kitchen.
4. Have lots of disposables on hand.
Does washing dishes in the bathtub sound unappealing? Use paper plates and plastic silverware to make clean up a breeze. Be sure to look for biodegradable items to help out the environment during your transition.
5. Use your outdoor grill.
Outdoor kitchens have never been more convenient. Nearly everything you make in an oven can be grilled, so no need to stress. Enjoy the warm summer nights by grilling dinner with your family.
6. Stock up on nonperishable snacks.
Having snacks on hand will help with in-between meal cravings. Be sure to keep a microwave in your temporary kitchen set-up for quick and easy meals.
7. Take a trip.
This could be the ideal time to take the vacation you’ve been needing. Has your family been wanting to see you? Visit some who live out-of-town and score a home cooked meal while you’re there.
8. Don’t lose sight of the end result.
Always remember, this situation is only temporary. The best thing to do is have fun with the adventure of remodeling. Soon, when you’re cooking up a big dinner in your new and improved kitchen, you will see the temporary stress was more than worth it.
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