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How to Survive a Kitchen Remodel with Your Family

The kitchen is commonly known as the heart of the home, and for good reason. If your family gathers in the kitchen and eats, laughs, and plays in the room, the idea of a kitchen remodel might seem like a pretty intimidating prospect. Living life without a fully functioning kitchen can be difficult for anyone, but it is especially challenging for parents with children living at home. If you are thinking about remodeling a family kitchen, this guide is here to help you learn how to survive the process with as little stress as possible.

Think of the Right Time 

When you are looking to remodel your kitchen, it is important that you spend time thinking of the best time to do the work. Although there will likely never be a perfect time to remodel your family kitchen, some times of the year will be better than others. For example, if you choose to remodel in the summer, then you might be able to spend more time outside and cook food on the BBQ. Alternatively, the summer might not be the best time for your finances or because your children have final exams to study for.

You should consider the finances, the routines of family life, and your schedule to help you find the best time to remodel your family kitchen.

Find a Custom Solution 

When it comes to the work you are having done on your kitchen, you should look into custom kitchen remodeling. Custom kitchen remodeling will enable you to choose a more flexible schedule and find the best solution for your needs. Not only will a flexible solution enable you to work out the best timeframe, but it will also help you to design the best kitchen for your family’s needs. This will help you to make the remodeling process and the final outcome work best for you, your partner, and your children.

Create a Makeshift Kitchen 

Creating a makeshift kitchen is essential for ensuring your family is able to make it through the remodeling process. Of course, you will not be able to transport your entire kitchen into a separate room, but there are some essentials you can take with you, for example:

  • A microwave
  • Toaster
  • Hot plate
  • Mini fridge
  • Silverware
  • Plates
  • Cups
  • Bowls

You can also take some jars and food with you as well as your kitchen table. This will help you to maintain a sense of normality as you are able to make basic meals in your makeshift kitchen. Not only will this help you to maintain your family routine, but it will also save money as you are not having to order out all the time.

Get Your Family Involved 

A kitchen remodel can take some time, which is why it is important to keep your family engaged and involved throughout the entire process. There are many ways that you can get your family engaged in the remodeling process. For example, you could ask for their advice on the colors of paint you are intending to use or the placement of the furniture in the room.


Jeff Campbell