How To Survive a Kitchen Remodel

How do you survive a home remodel while you’re living in the house?

We’re coming to you today from our newly remodeled kitchen. The remodeling process can be a lot of fun (and hard work to boot), but you need to keep a few things in mind about the realities of living in a house you’re currently remodeling. Today we’ll share how to get around temporarily losing access to things like your sink, dishwasher, and oven, as well as some other helpful bits of advice to get you through the process.

Those are just a few practical suggestions to help you get through your own project. More broadly, today we’re sharing some tips to keep in mind as you’re remodeling your home.

“Hoping is not a good strategy when it comes to planning your project.”

If you’re changing the footprint of the space, we recommend having a couple of professionals come to your house to give you design tips. During our remodel, we had a designer and four contractors give us bids on design projects. Just make sure that you feel comfortable with the contractor you choose, that they have a timeline that works for you, and that they can give you a clear idea of your budget. Sometimes projects have a way of becoming more and more expensive when things change during the process.

Also, be sure to plan your timeline well. Supply chain issues due to COVID and other factors have slowed down the shipment and availability of some appliances. When you order them, find out when they’re expected to be delivered. We ordered our appliances before starting our remodel; our oven came in four months later! Hoping is not a good strategy when it comes to planning your project.

If you’re thinking about doing a kitchen remodel and would like more tips and advice, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’d love to connect you with some great contractors and designers who can help you pick the best features for your new space.

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