As we head into another Minnesota fall, many homeowners are moving their focus away from exterior construction projects and towards interior remodeling! Your home’s roofing and siding are hopefully ready to face the cold winter, and now attention has shifted towards the inside of the home!
Kitchen, bathroom, and basement remodeling are typically the most common rooms Minnesotans desire to remodel. Remodeling can be a grueling process. Sadly, it is even one of the most common reasons for divorce. As a trusted, professional, remodeling contractor Welter Construction is here to help! We desire that your remodeling process will be smooth and hassle-free.
Today we are going to focus in on kitchen remodeling! A new kitchen space is a great investment for your home. Kitchens are used every single day and often are the center of our lives for family and friend gatherings. A beautiful kitchen is one of the main pieces of a beautiful home that is perfect for entertaining family and friends. Here are Welter Construction’s top three kitchen remodeling tips:
Know Your Remodeling Timeline
Hiccups happen with remodeling, especially when you try to do it yourself. Trusting a professional remodeling contractor with a proven record can help you ensure you know the timeframe and scope of your kitchen remodeling project. It’s important to know the timeline of your remodel so you can know when you will be without key kitchen items and appliances. For example, you need to know when your sink and dishwasher will become officially unavailable so you can figure out a plan B for keeping dishes clean!
Professional contracting companies like Welter Construction will typically work with separate crews for each piece of your kitchen remodeling. There will be a day when cabinets are installed by our construction team, and there will be a day when master plumbers come in to repipe the kitchen. It’s important to have a schedule to prepare!
Carefully Pack and Store Kitchen Items
During the remodeling process, you don’t want to lose any of your kitchenware or spoil any of your food. Cabinets, refrigerators, and storage spaces will all need to be moved according to your remodeling timeline. One best practice for moving kitchen items into storage is to have box specific to each cabinet. Clearly label the box so when you go to unpack you can simply transfer the items back into the new cabinet. If possible, another pro-remodeling tip is to move your refrigerator to a garage or basement. Instead of trying to use the fridge during the remodeling craze, simply move it and get it out of the way! You also can look for cheap mini-refrigerators on craigslist, or try renting a refrigerator.
Set Up A Temporary Kitchen In Separate Location
Try setting up a temporary kitchen somewhere else in the home! This will create less stress on your family during the remodel. Designate a spot in your home to eat so you’re not eating on couches or beds. Grab the kitchen essentials and leave the rest packed, so you’re not constantly digging through boxes. Here’s a short list of items to set aside during your kitchen remodel.
- Coffee Pot & Coffee Mugs (Coffee first right?)
- Toaster Oven
- Hot Plate
- Electric Griddle
- A Medium Size Pot
- A Skillet Pan
- Can Opener
- Eating Utensils
- Serving Utensils
- Paperware (paper plates, napkins, and paper towels)
- Plasticware (plastic cups, forks, spoons, and knives)
- Garbage Can & Bags
- Small Tub For Washing
- Dish Soap & Washcloth
Congratulations! There you have Welter Construction’s top tips for kitchen remodeling in Ramsey MN and surrounding areas. We’re excited you decided to remodel. Give Welter Construction a call, and fall in love your brand new kitchen. Call us today to schedule a time for a Welter Construction professional to give you a fast free quote on Kitchen remodeling in Ramsey MN or surrounding areas.