You’re getting a new kitchen! Hooray!! But before you can enjoy preparing and sharing meals, you’re exiled from your cooking space for 4-8 weeks. So what do you do? Eat out EVERY NIGHT? That’s expensive and probably not the healthiest choice. Here are some tips for how to survive during your kitchen remodel…
1. Set up a temporary kitchen
You can set up camp in your basement, utility room, or garage; preferably somewhere with a sink. The HOMEfix crew would be happy to help you set it up. We can relocate your refrigerator anywhere there’s an outlet (well, almost anywhere). If you’re getting new cabinets, we can use some of the old ones for food storage. If you’re getting new countertops, we can use plywood to give you a flat surface to put appliances and cutting boards on.
Your best friends during the next month or two will be your:
- Pressure cooker
- Slow cooker
- George Foreman grill
- Electric skillet
- Toaster oven
- Hot plate
- And of course, your microwave
If you don’t have one of these, ask your friends, family, church, or your neighborhood facebook group to see if anyone has one that you can borrow.
If you’ll have access to a freezer, make some large meals ahead of time, before demo day. Break them up into meal sized portions. Defrost and reheat in the microwave. If this sounds like its a play out the new baby playbook, that’s because it is.
3. Cook for your neighbors
Offer a home cooked meal in exchange for using their their kitchen. If you bring the fixins, they’ll probably be delighted! You can then invite them over to share a meal in your beautiful new kitchen when its done.
4. Know where kids eats free
If you have kids or grandkids and you want to go out to eat, you might as well know where kids eat free. SpringsBargains.com has a page devoted to finding where kids eat free on any given day: check it out. You’re welcome!
Remember why you’re doing this
In the end you’ll be able to enjoy something that looks like this and it’ll be totally worth it!
Ready for a new kitchen?
Go here or call us at (719) 749-1788 to request a free estimate!