• Stephanie Sarris

Kitchen Remodel Survival Skills: Temporary Kitchen

The best way to minimize the inconvenience of not having a kitchen during your Kitchen Remodeling project is to prepare a temporary kitchenette out of the way from the contractors working to bring your new kitchen into being.


Pick a space well away from the construction area, ideally on another floor. This space should be adjacent to a bathroom or utility sink for access to water. Here are some items to include in this temporary kitchen space:


- Portable microwave

- Table (as “countertop” space)

- Portable toaster oven

- Coffee maker

- Small (cube or apartment size) refrigerator

- Paper plates and plastic utensils (to avoid washing dirty dishes)


Also, weather permitting, use your outdoor grill to prepare as many meals as possible.