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Your Survival Guide For Making It Through A Kitchen Remodeling Project

by Sara Cook

If you are currently making plans to renovate your kitchen, you might not be looking forward to living through the experience. Your kitchen is probably a main hub for you and your family, and you could be wondering how you're going to prepare meals, wash dishes and otherwise keep your family well-fed and happy during this home improvement process. Luckily, there are a few tips that you can follow if you want to survive your kitchen remodeling project.

Have it Done By a Professional

Do-it-yourself kitchen remodeling projects can take months. You might not know exactly what you are doing, so every improvement that you make yourself can take longer. This is especially true if you try to work on your kitchen around your job and your other responsibilities. If you hire a team of home improvement professionals, you can have the job done much more quickly. Even if you think it will be expensive, you might save all of that money and then some by having it done professionally because you might not have to eat out as much.

Prepare Meals Ahead of Time

Have you ever heard of freezer cooking? It basically includes preparing meals ahead and time and freezing them so that they only have to be reheated later. You can do freezer cooking with just about anything, but it seems to work particularly well when you make soups, stews and casseroles. Take the time to have a cooking day before your remodeling project and stock your freezer full of pre-made meals. Then, you can thaw out and microwave these meals throughout the renovation.

Go Disposable

You might try to avoid using disposable plates due to their cost and impact on the environment. However, now is a good time to make use of disposable plates, cups, bowls and cutlery. Getting dishes washed when your sink is being replaced, your dishwasher is being swapped out or your plumbing is being worked on -- not to mention just when there are workers in your kitchen or when your floor is being redone -- can be a major pain. Disposable dishes can make things a lot easier.

Make Use of Other Appliances

You don't have to have your stove or your oven to prepare meals for your family. You can use a slow cooker, a toaster oven and a small indoor grill to prepare lots of meals for your family. Then, you can get your cooking done on a small area of counter space or even in another room.

As you can see, it's perfectly possible to live through your kitchen remodeling project. However, you have to do a bit of prior planning to ensure that things go as smoothly as possible. Follow these tips and things are sure to be easier on you and your family throughout your home improvements.