You will also need to consider product arrival times for your kitchen. It’s best to wait until all of your kitchen materials arrive before beginning your kitchen demolition. Know when you can expect everything to arrive, from appliances to cabinetry. CliqStudios’ cabinetry takes four to six weeks to build and arrive at your doorstep.
2. Preparing for Life Without a Kitchen
Is your timeline ready? Don’t start swinging the hammer just yet.
Once you have all of your products and you’ve confirmed that everything is in good condition, you’ll want to establish your temporary kitchen. This will be your center for preparing meals and storing kitchen supplies until your remodel is done. It’s important you have this space ready to go before the demo because once you begin, there’s no turning back.
There are many items that will help your temporary kitchen be a success. For indoor cooking, consider a microwave or hot plate. Or, if the weather is nice during your remodel, consider outdoor grilling. A small refrigerator is another smart choice for easy storage or perishables and leftovers. Alternatively, you can budget for dining out more often during your remodel. Other good items include paper plates, cups and eating utensils to cut down on clean up time.
3. Gathering Your Demolishing Tools
Finally, you’ve established your timeline. Everything is prepped to your remodel. In other words, that means it is hammer time, right? Wait one more moment. Do you have the proper tools for demolishing your kitchen? Gathering your supplies in advance will save you from repeated visits to the hardware store.
Essential tools for a DIY project include: