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Undertaking any remodel can be a stressful and scary proposition. That’s especially true when that remodel is of a room that you use every day, like your kitchen or bathroom.

While it’s impossible to have no disruption to your life with a major remodeling project, our goal at Clason Remodeling is that the process is as easy and enjoyable as possible.

With that in mind, here are six tips to prepare for your kitchen remodel.

1. Hire an insured, certified remodeler

This is the most important factor in getting your project off to a good start. Nothing matters more than having the right partner for your remodel. Clason Remodeling is a fully insured Lakes Region remodeler and builder. Our team has also received multiple certifications from the National Association of Home Builders, including Certified Graduate Remodeler, Certified Aging in Place Specialist and Certified Green Professional. We build to the highest standards and have been recognized multiple times with awards for our work. (Read more about the importance of certification.)

2. Have your plans done and decisions made

To ensure your project is ready to get started, it’s important to have major decisions made, along with detailed plans. Some remodelers will work off incomplete plans or sketches – that just leads to problems as the project progresses. We will work with you and/or your designer to develop your project to ensure surprises are kept to a minimum.

3. Plan for a temporary kitchen and eating area

Depending on the scale of your remodel, you may lose access to your kitchen for days or weeks. Find an area in your house that can be set up as a temporary space for preparing meals. At the minimum, that probably means a small refrigerator, a water source and microwave, and other small appliances. You’ll also want a table or temporary countertop that can serve as a meal prep area. If you eat most of your meals in the kitchen, think about where you’ll eat during this time.

4. Prepare for easy meals

With that temporary space in mind, it is a good idea to plan around meals that can be prepared without cooking or with small appliances. If the weather is nice enough, it can also be a good time to grill out and eat those meals outside. Save yourself some stress by buying disposable plates, cutlery and cups to use for at least some meals. Don’t forget to add some money to the budget for takeout meals.

5. Pack up and simplify

Ahead of the remodel, you’ll want to pack up the dishes and cooking gear you don’t think you’ll be using during the project. It’s also a good opportunity to simplify your life by donating any items you don’t use anymore. Remove pictures and other breakable items from the kitchen and adjacent spaces to be sure they don’t get damaged during the project.

6. Breathe

Remember to relax and accept that there will be some disruption to your life. But also remember that when you’re done, you’re going to have a beautiful new kitchen.

Ready to build that dream kitchen with a qualified, professional remodeler? Clason Remodeling is here to guide you through your kitchen remodel or any remodeling project you need. Contact us today to discuss your remodeling needs!