Remodeling progress of a home renovation with a ladder and tools

temporary kitchen during a remodel

Surviving a Kitchen Remodel

Every kitchen remodeling project includes a temporary kitchen.

Above is an example of how we will set up a temporary kitchen.

Before we get started, let’s understand what a temporary kitchen is.

At Sylvestre Remodeling & Design, we have a solution that our clients refer to as “brilliant” and “lifesaver.” Every kitchen remodeling with Sylvestre Design & Remodeling includes a temporary kitchen for the project’s duration. A temporary kitchen is the set-up of a kitchenette in an alternate location within the home during a kitchen remodeling project.  It is most often located in the dining room of a home or other room adjacent to the kitchen. It can include some of the cabinets that were removed from the old kitchen, the refrigerator, and the microwave. In some cases, it is also possible to have the sink and range (if plumbing and other mechanicals are readily available).

Another example of a temporary kitchen with rerouted plumbing and electric.

Disassembling your home, especially your kitchen, can be a difficult challenge for anyone.

Remodeling progress for a kitchen will take months to complete. From day one, your kitchen as you know it will be deemed unusable. Imagine your family living for up to 6 months on take-out, eating in restaurants, washing dishes in the bathtub, or worse, using paper and plastic disposable utensils and eating cold cereal for every meal. 

Now imagine the alternative: A sufficient amount of counter space and cabinet storage, a full-sized refrigerator, and at the very least, a microwave for cooking. Add the possibility of a full kitchen sink to wash dishes with a range and/or oven for cooking.

How to prepare for a temporary kitchen

  • Prioritize only essential items. Pack everything else away.
  • Stock up on paper goods and plastic utensils; preferably eco-friendly options if you can find them.
  • Decide on a storage solution for food and everything else.
  • Check out these additional tips for preparing for it.
  • Lastly, don’t forget… your temporary kitchen is only temporary. Soon you will have a remodeled beautiful and functional kitchen!

The value is unmatched when considering the convenience, cost, and health benefits.

When a friend asks you how you are holding up during your remodeling progress, you can smile and tell them about the necessity of a temporary kitchen!

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