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Getting Started on a Kitchen or Bath Remodel Project
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Once you have selected a firm to work with, finalized your layout, and ordered your products, it’s time to get ready for the demo of your current space. Like most everything else in life, the more organized/prepared you are, the better. We invite you to take advantage of the tips we’ve put together for you.
- Before the cabinets arrive, choose a safe, enclosed area for your cabinets and appliances to be delivered to. The garage is generally a good location.
- DUST… there’s just no way to avoid it! If you have a fish tank or electrical equipment in close proximity to the workspace, make sure they are well covered.
- Move all pictures, mirrors, and furniture away from the walls of adjacent rooms-vibration from the construction could cause damage.
- Don’t forget about the pets! Please try to find a safe place in your home to keep your pets , especially during certain phases of construction.
- Pack up the kitchen (or bathroom) well before the remodeling begins. While it’s a great time to “spring clean” your shelves, don’t forget to label your boxes well. This will make the unpacking process a lot easier.
- Items that are fragile should be marked accordingly and stored in an area away from the construction.
- If you’re remodeling your bathroom, pretend you’re going on a trip-keep hairdryers, toothpaste, and face wash accessible.
- In the weeks before the work begins, keep a list of all the restaurants you’ve been meaning to try. When the microware gets old, your list will come in handy for a quick escape!
- Plan a location outside of the remodeling area to act as your temporary kitchen. Make sure that includes:
- The microwave. Don’t forget to stock up on microwave-safe dishes and meals.
- A “kitchen sink.” Consider where your water source will be in relation to your temporary kitchen. Stock up on bottled water. You may need to wash dishes in the bathtub-make sure you keep cleaning supplies, trash bags, and dish towels handy.
- The coffee maker. Keep filters and coffee close at hand.
- Utility utensils. Don’t pack away everyday items like can openers, sharp knives, and bottle openers.
- A dining area. Set up a table for eating and food preparation, preferably near your microwave and fridge.
- Tthe essentials. Tell your kids you’re picnicking…use paper plates, napkins, and disposable silverware. Ordinary items like condiments, cereal, and salt and pepper should be easily accessible.
Finally….Relax and rely on Design Tec Kitchen & Bath. There will be a beautiful kitchen or bath when the dust is gone!!!