Once you take the steps required to hire a contractor to install your brand new kitchen design, it is important to know how to survive it. We have all hear the “horror stories” about kitchen remodels gone bad, but the truth is that if you know what to expect you can also know how to plan for it. The most important thing is to work with a trusted source for your South Coast kitchen cabinets.
Paul’s Quality Kitchen Cabinets in Fall River has a wide variety of standard and custom Massachusetts kitchen cabinets that you can use to enhance your remodeling project. Choose from a wide variety of colors, materials, styles and designs to help you create the kitchen of your dreams. With over 25 years of experience serving residential and commercial clients in the Fall River area, you can trust Paul’s Quality Kitchens to provide you with top quality results.
Survival 101: Create a Temporary Kitchen Space
The best way to survive being without a kitchen for the duration of your remodeling project is to create a temporary kitchen space somewhere in your home. It is expensive and tiring to eat out at restaurants or order in fast food while you are waiting for your kitchen design in Fall River to be completed. It is nice to be able to make a pot of coffee, pack lunches for your kids and just have a bowl of cereal or ice cream any time you want it.
An old dining room service cabinet, table, portable table, kitchen part or other piece of furniture can be used to create a makeshift kitchen area. Include all of the things that you need to accommodate the type of “cooking” and food preparation that you will want to do. A microwave, a coffee pot or instant coffee maker, some counter space for preparing the food, maybe a cutting board, knife block and a trash can for wrappers and food scraps. A space for dishes, coffee cups, bowls, silverware, drinking glasses and plates would also be good, however if you do not have a sink to use for washing up, you might want to get disposable party plates, cups and utensils instead.
Kitchen Appliances: What Will You Need?
Think about what appliances you will still want to use during your installation of South Coast kitchen cabinets. If you make a lot of smoothies you might want to keep your blender out to blend fruits, veggies and protein powder shakes. Just make sure you can rinse out and wash the blender parts in another sink, such as the bathroom sink, utility sink or wet bar area somewhere in your home. Other small appliances, such as a waffle iron, griddle, toaster oven, slow cooker and mixer may or may not be appropriate, depending on what you will want to do and what your temporary kitchen area will be able to accommodate.
Store the small appliances and gadgets that you won’t be using in a safe place. Find work-rounds for the appliances that you want to use that will reduce cleaning requirements, such as liners for slow cookers and cleaning wipes to keep the food preparation surface area germ-free and neat. Consider investing in a mini fridge and freezer if it is not possible to continue using your kitchen refrigerator during the renovation. You can also look into appliance rental options at your local rent-to-own store.
Pantry Shopping: Meal Ideas
Another great idea to prepare for your brand new kitchen design installation is to go shopping for quick fix pantry items and disposables. Shelf stable lunches, snack packs, crackers and canned cheese, cookies, microwave popcorn, individual packages that won’t require refrigeration, cans of soup, pasta dinners, cereals, oatmeal and other things that can be heated up in the microwave or just eaten as-is. Consider adding a bowl of fresh fruit, such as apples, bananas and oranges, and you’ve got a pretty complete pantry area to last you while your new Massachusetts kitchen cabinets are installed and your new dream kitchen design in Fall River is built.
Contact Paul’s Quality Kitchens to Get Started
If you are ready to take the plunge and finally implement that brand new kitchen design that you have always wanted, make sure to visit our Fall River showroom or contact Paul’s Quality Kitchens direct. We will come out to your home and provide you with a FREE, accurate estimate for the South Coast kitchen cabinets and cupboards of your choice, along with any other accessories and extras you might want to include. Call today at 508-324-9464 and get started building your brand new kitchen design in Fall River.