The big day is here and the kitchen renovation at your Burnsville home is finally underway! This is a very exciting time, but it can definitely be a bit stressful to know you won’t be able to access your kitchen for a few days (if not longer, depending on how extensive your renovation project is). Here are a few tips on how to survive during a kitchen renovation.
Set up a temporary kitchen
Is there another room in your home that has a sink? Maybe your basement or a utility room? Set up a small, temporary kitchen there. Make sure you set up the essentials: have some plates and everyday utensils, plus napkins, paper towels, cups and other items you use on a regular basis. You might not use your temporary kitchen that often as your kitchen renovation is going on, but it’ll be nice to have an area to make a cup of coffee in the morning.
You can also store your utensils in a clear plastic tub. Make sure it’s labeled so you know what is in there and that will make finding what you need a lot easier.
Plan ahead and cut coupons
It might be easier to go out to eat a few times during your kitchen renovation. Plan ahead and start looking for coupons to your favorite restaurants and carry-out places. You can find them in your local newspaper, or check your mailbox on a regular basis for flyers. The Internet is also a great resource for money-saving coupons.
Have a picnic – indoors
You could also have a picnic! We know it’s cold and snowy outside right now, but indoor picnics are a fun way to get the whole family together for a meal. Make some sandwiches, set out some chips and drinks and sit around and chat. This is a good way to spend some quality time with your family. Use paper plates and plastic utensils to make clean-up even easier. This is a great way to have some fun during a kitchen renovation!
Go out to a friend’s house
If you have a friend that lives nearby, offer to bring all of the food and fixings if he or she will let you cook at their house. You can make everyone a home-cooked meal at your friend’s house, and you will have some time to socialize with your friend too!