How to Prepare for Kitchen Renovations in Atlanta
June 1, 2023 at 5:00 AM
How to Prepare for Kitchen Renovations in Atlanta

If you want to renovate your kitchen, you may think preparation is as easy as securing the new appliances, counters, cabinets, flooring, wall covers, and other construction supplies. But it’s far more than that, as renovating your kitchen will render it inaccessible and unusable for the duration of your project.

This article will explain how to prepare for your kitchen renovation in Atlanta.

1. Make sure to set up a temporary kitchen

Homeowners with an outdoor kitchen or patio are in luck when it comes to their main kitchen remodel. All they need to do is set up a temporary kitchen outside and transfer the bulk of their appliances, utensils, and food. And if you don’t have an outdoor kitchen, you can create a temporary one in your dining room, living room, or other spacious area.

In addition, if you install new appliances as part of your kitchen remodel, you’ll want to throw out everything except your stove, microwave, and refrigerator. You can also use a portable, electric, or camping stove if you have one during your remodel. The important thing is to have a separate room with enough supplies to prepare meals for the coming days or weeks, depending on your timeline.

2. Pull out all loose items and pack them up

If you have loose items hanging around your kitchen, it’s time to pack them up. This means you’ll want to pack anything that isn’t bolted down, like utensils, mugs and glasses, cooking and baking items, food, decorations, and countertop appliances like microwaves, coffeemakers, blenders, and waffle irons.

You’ll want to sort things into major categories like food, appliances, everyday use, and pack away. The food and appliances are both straightforward. The everyday use category refers to plates, utensils, frying pans, cooking pots, and other items you use daily in your kitchen. These are things you will want to ensure make it to your temporary kitchen. The pack away category is loose items you don’t use too often and that can be put away until your remodel is over.

3. Keep your food accordingly

You'll want to categorize your food as you prepare for your kitchen remodel. For example, canned goods, cooking oils, spices, sauces, and dry goods like chips, pasta, and pet food can all be packed into boxes and stored in a dry area, such as a guest bedroom, living room, or reading item. On the other hand, food items that need to be frozen or refrigerated, like fish, chicken, meats, vegetables, and fruits, must stay in a refrigerator.

One of the best ways to lessen the stress of your kitchen remodel is by consuming all your meats and vegetables before the remodel starts and avoiding buying more. Instead, you can stock up on dry food items like wheat bread, pasta, and oatmeal.

4. Disconnect any lines in your kitchen

This step can easily slip your mind, but it is vitally important. Before your remodel begins, you will want to disconnect the gas, plumbing, and electricity from your kitchen. You’ll also want to disconnect the water and drain pipes from the sink, dishwater, and refrigerator to eliminate the risk of flooding or leaking during the remodeling process.

Contact Elite Construction and Renovations today!

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