How To Prepare For Your Project
Here are some tips to help you through the process:
Plan ahead – think about what you won’t be able to do while your kitchen is being redone and have an alternative. Eat out? Grill? Will you have refrigeration? How long will the stove, microwave, dishwasher and kitchen sink be unavailable? Know what you will do before you are in the midst of it and it becomes a problem.
Make room – you are going to have to empty every cupboard and drawer. It is a great opportunity to purge kitchen items, such as old plastic storage containers that you never use. Lids with no bowls? Bowls with no lids? Say “goodbye” to whatever has been just taking up space unnecessarily. Give away good stuff that you do not want anymore.
Use up your food – this is the perfect time to get rid of all items on your shelves that are expired. Read labels and toss ’em. With the rest, use it up before the project starts. The less you have to move the better.
Expect things to be a mess – this is inevitable, no matter how organized you are. Hey, you’ve got “invaders” in your home ripping it apart! Keep in mind that it is not forever. Our kitchen adventure lasted about 2 weeks.
Setting up your new kitchen – this isn’t as simple as it may sound. It is unlikely that you will do it in one day, especially if you are on your own. Plan on taking a couple of days and try to enjoy it. Put on some music. Pour your favorite beverage and savor the moment. Your kitchen is NEW!
What about picking out the materials for your new kitchen? There are some great companies that offer a large variety of brands and styles. PlumbTile.com is one of them. I like the idea of “one stop shopping.” Why not go to someone who has all of the choices available for you? Check them out!
Thank you for letting me share my kitchen renovation adventure with you. This post was sponsored by Plumb Tile – the story, tips and opinions are totally mine.