The kitchen is the most utilized space in the home. So, many homeowners like to upgrade their rooms by remodeling their kitchens. It is easy to become excited over the creative possibilities that come with remodeling your kitchen. However, you should be aware that the process can be long and challenging at times. Knowing what to expect can help ease your fears and prepare you for the rewarding project ahead. Let’s go over what to expect when remodeling your kitchen.
Before the contractors get to work on your kitchen, there are some things you can do to prepare your home ahead of time. Basically, you want to clean out your kitchen thoroughly. That means emptying your cabinets and drawers and putting your belongings far away from the kitchen, so they don’t get in the way. If you have pets in your home, preparation is essential. Move their food and water bowls out of the kitchen and into a different location. Get them used to the new spot first to ensure that the work area stays clear.
Expect Some Dust
Remodeling is messy work. Your contractor will do their best to reduce the clutter, but some dust is inevitable. Projects like demolishing walls, talking apart cabinets, and removing tile, can produce particles that could pose health risks to your family. Isolate the area and consider hanging plastic sheets to stop the dust from spreading around your home.
It’s Going to be Noisy
Along with the dust, remodeling projects are notoriously noisy. The noise is bound to get irritating, from whirring saws to banging hammers, grinding drills, and heavy work boots. If you have young children, keep them far away from the construction site during naptime. Working from home is also probably not a good idea during a remodeling project.
It Will Take Time
A kitchen remodel is an intensive process with many sub-projects that need to be completed simultaneously. You may be able to switch out some fixtures in a couple of days, but designing, demolishing, and installing a beautiful new kitchen can take weeks. Take some time to decide what your particular needs are during the planning and design phase. Then, just be patient and let your contractors take care of the rest.
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