Creating a Temporary Kitchen: Everything You Need to Know

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When it’s time to remodel a kitchen there is a lot of work that goes into getting every member of your home adjusted to what can be a chaotic time. One of the best ways to start is deciding on where to place your temporary kitchen. Creating a dedicated space for your kitchen will help ensure that there is a place where you can cook, and enjoy meals each day throughout your remodel, and this will alleviate much of the stress that can happen during a kitchen remodel. We’ve pulled together a few tips to get your home ready before the remodel begins and we hope you find these helpful!

1. Temporary Kitchen Steup

A kitchen remodel can be a challenge for households of any size, and can be especially disruptive to your daily routine. Creating a dedicated space that is a scaled-down version of your kitchen will give you a dedicated space to cook, gather, and clean up are just a few of the major reasons why a temporary kitchen setup elsewhere in your home will help you resume life as your normally would, outside of your normal kitchen. The benefit of having this dedicated space is that you will know you are out of the construction zone, leaving the space freed up for the entirety of the remodel and that you have a safe space to keep all of your essentials.

2. Making Meals with Small Appliances

During your remodel your menu may look a little different than usual. Oftentimes, clients ask what we think are the most important things to have in their temporary kitchen setup. Depending on the size of your household, and how often you plan to cook at home the most popular appliances that we see clients include are a microwave, toaster oven, air fryer, an electric stove element, and coffee maker.

3. Dishwashing Station

When it comes to the cleanup a utilitarian sink either in your garage, basement, or laundry area is a great place to wash and dry your dishes. If you do not have a sink that will function for cleaning up, setting up a temporary sink may be the best choice.

4. Moving your Fridge

Before the remodeling process begins it’s important to think about your fridge/freezer and whether or not you will want to move it into your temporary kitchen space. Having your refrigerated items within reach may mean downsizing to a mini fridge. If your temporary kitchen space is too small, moving your refrigerator to your garage or basement is another option.

5. Set Aside the Kitchen Essentials

When you have time, set aside a box of essential kitchen items such as silverware, cooking utensils, pots & pans, flatware, and other items that you will want to use and have easy access to in your temporary kitchen. One of the best parts about getting this done before the remodeling process starts is that you’ll know that you have everything you need, neatly in one place.

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Author:KRB Kitchen & Bath Design Center