How to live without your kitchen during a remodel

Thinking about trying to live without your kitchen during a remodel is one of the scariest parts about planning a kitchen remodel. However, you don’t have to fret long because Top Tier Kitchens & Baths is here to help you survive your kitchen remodel without spending tons of money on takeout every day!

How to live without a kitchen during a remodel 

Being without your oven, sink, and other major appliances you are used to having at your disposal can be tough when it comes to planning your family’s meals during a remodel.

You’ll be without your kitchen for several weeks, so the key here is planning.

Click here for an idea of how long it takes to remodel a kitchen. Otherwise, here’s how to survive a kitchen remodel:

Create a temporary kitchen 

Well before your contractor and their team begin to create your dream kitchen, you should consider creating a temporary kitchen. Scope out some open space in your home – whether it be the basement, garage, or elsewhere that you can set up folding tables or other surfaces for some of your small kitchen appliances, refrigerator, and freezer.

Appliances that will come in handy are your microwave, a crock pot or instant pot, toaster oven, and portable electric burners.

Prep LOTS of food before your kitchen remodel

Create a meal plan for each day of your kitchen remodel beforehand and start prepping food in advance that you can freeze. Then, all you have to do is thaw, warm it up, and serve!

Casseroles, soups, slow cooker meals, and burritos keep their flavor really well. Here’s a bunch of  recipes for meals you can cook up and freeze before your kitchen remodel. Just make sure you will have the appliances you need to accomplish these recipes before you add them to your meal plan.

Pick easy meals to prepare 

When you’re making your meal plan, pick easy ones that match the appliances you’ll be able to use during the remodel. Try to use ones that have quick-cooking ingredients and include some meals that don’t require any cooking like salads.

It’s probably a good idea to have a lot of snacks and other ready-to-eat items as well in case dinners run late.

Be prepared to wash dishes elsewhere 

If your kitchen remodel will require your dishwasher to be disconnected, have an idea of where you’ll be cleaning your dishes and cookware. Even if it won’t be, there may be times where the kitchen isn’t safe to walk through to attempt to use your dishwasher.

A bathroom sink may not be as big as your kitchen’s, but it may be your only option. Just a heads up, because your bathroom sink is likely smaller, you’ll want to keep some extra towels on hand to clean up any water messes.

Another option is to buy a large plastic wash tub.

Schedule dinners with family and friends

Use this time to visit friends and family for dinner as much as you can!

Further, some of them may let you do some meal prepping using their kitchens if your pre-made frozen or refrigerated meals are running low.

Surviving a kitchen remodel is easier with a helpful contractor

Top Tier Kitchens & Baths knows that while a kitchen remodel may be worth it in the end, it is a temporary inconvenience. We will communicate throughout the process so you are always aware of where we are in the process.

If you want the best Springfield, MO kitchen remodeling company that stands by its work, look no further than Top Tier.