Things that you need to consider in the weeks leading up to your kitchen installation date
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Prepare for Your Kitchen Renovation
Undergoing a kitchen renovation project can be a challenging and stressful experience. We understand that it’s not easy letting people into your home, where your normal day-to-day routine will be disturbed. Here are our tips to make the experience more manageable.
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Set realistic expectations
Understand that a kitchen renovation can be messy and disruptive. Try to be as open and as flexible as possible.
Empty your kitchen
To ensure that there are no delays and that your contractors can star promptly, empty your kitchen. This will allow you to get organised too, removing and donating items that you don’t use anymore.
Plan your meals and make arrangements for food storage and preparation in advance. You may find that you have to eat out more or cook on a portable stove. If your renovation is taking place in the summer, this may be the perfect time for you to cook on the barbeque in the garden.
Create a temporary kitchen
Set up a temporary kitchen in a different room in your home to minimise the amount of disruption to your daily routine. It will be nice to be able to go out for dinner and order takeaways, but this can become repetitive and expensive. Have you seen the Ordine in our Wimbledon village showroom? It is an intelligent appliance by Fabita which combines the flexibility of induction technology whilst being portable, allowing you to cook in lots of different locations. They are great for home renovations, as well as for extra cooking space when you are hosting parties, or even camping.
Keep valuables and important documents safe
During a renovation, your belongings may need to be temporarily re-homed, therefore you will need to find a new safe space. This is to ensure that they do not get lost or damaged during the process.
Ensure that your space can be accessed by your contractors by removing any obstacles in the kitchen, living space and hallway. This will prevent any delays and ensure that your belongings are safe.
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Prepare for noise and dust
Construction can be noisy and messy, so be prepared for dust, debris, and noise. If you work from home, you may want to consider commuting into the office or working from your local café. If you know that the renovation is going to affect you too much, you may want to consider sourcing temporary accommodation.
Communicate with your contractor
Whether you are working with our Dry-Fit team, or you are working with other contractors, keep in touch with them throughout the process to ensure the work is progressing as planned. This will allow you to address any issues that may arise too.
Take care of yourself
Take time to relax and unwind during the renovation process to avoid getting too stressed out. Don’t forget this is all temporary, and your new luxury kitchen will be finished soon.