How to Prepare for a Remodel

July 25, 2017

You’ve hired a contractor to remodel your kitchen, but you don’t know where to start to get yourself to prepare for a kitchen remodel. Kitchen Discount, etc. have written a checklist for you that will help you survive without a kitchen:

  1. Prepare and empty your kitchen. Once you have set date, it is important to get started by clearing out your kitchen and prepare the space. Empty your cabinetry and empty everything that you can out of the room. This will allow the contractor to work efficiently without having to move any items in the way.
  2. Remove pictures, art, and mirrors off the wall. If you have any pictures or mirrors hanging on the wall that is adjoined to the kitchen, it is best to take it down. When remodeling the kitchen, the contractor may require drilling a hole and be hammering a nail to the wall which could result in pictures bouncing off.
  3. Set up a temporary kitchen. A remodeling project can take up to 6 weeks or more. You will need a small back up the kitchen for the time being. We advise you to think about preparing meals as 6 weeks is a long time without having the use the kitchen, especially if you cook a lot. Start stocking up paper plates, disposable cups, and silverware, as the kitchen will be inactive, it will be difficult to clean up.
  4. Protect rooms from dust. Your contractor should install a cover that protects the doorway, which prevents any dust coming out of the kitchen. If they don’t, you may have to invest in door shields with zippers.
  5. Prepare the room below your kitchen. If part of the renovation consists of your floor being removed and installed, it is best to make sure the room underneath the kitchen is covered and protected. A lot of the older homes were built with 1 x 6 subfloor boards, which have gaps between the boards which small dust and debris can fall through the gaps.

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