Living without a kitchen can be hectic. During the demo and remodel, having a dedicated space that will act as your temporary kitchen is key – for your sanity and wallet! Here are my tips for setting up your own temporary kitchen…
- Pick a strategic location
- Plan on setting up a temporary kitchen in a spot like your garage, basement or utility room (ideally, someplace with a sink)
- Check for adequate outlets for plugging in small appliances
- If you don’t have a dining room, and have the space, set up a table and chairs
- Create a temporary countertop
- Lay plywood on top of a flat surface (i.e. cabinets, boxes, existing table) to have a work space and an area for small appliances, such as a toaster oven, microwave, coffee maker and electric kettle
- Folding tables also work really well as countertops and storage
- Keep essential items handy
- Such as paper plates and plastic utensils
- Keep your fridge until your new fridge is installed
- Even if you plan to replace your existing fridge keep it for the construction phase
- PRO TIP: Look into your town’s appliance rebate programs, since many towns offer rebates for buying energy efficient appliances and properly recycling your old ones!
- Set up a dish wash station – might be laundry area or bath tub but have a spot.
You don’t have to order out or go to restaurants every night during the demo!
- Meal prep
- Crockpot recipes are simple and easy (and can also be frozen)
- Use air fryer and microwaves