Your Temporary Kitchen – a Culinary Adventure

January 10, 2012No comments

During the course of a major remodel, the kitchen is often out of use for nearly two months. Your family will still need to eat. Restaurants will quickly grow old (and expensive), so you will want to plan an area to create quick meals. If your home doesn’t have a second, smaller kitchen, you will want to create a temporary kitchen to use during the remodel.

Substitute temporary kitchen for a kitchen remodel

Temporary kitchens are obviously not very glamorous, but will suffice for a few months while the new kitchen is being built.

There are seven steps to creating a temporary kitchen.

  1. Find a location in the home with a sink and faucet. A low-traffic bathroom or utility room generally works.
  2. Designate the countertop as a food preparation area. A small card table can also be moved into the area for additional work space.
  3. Move your microwave into this location as well.
  4. If you can, move your refrigerator near the temporary kitchen area too. If your full-size refrigerator won’t fit, consider buying or borrowing an under-counter, college dorm room fridge to store the necessities.
  5. Don’t pack away all of your small appliances. Crock pots, hot plates, toasters, etc. are great to keep around for a variety of meals.
  6. Store silverware, dishes, kitchen utensils, and napkins nearby in large storage containers.
  7. Keep cleaning products, paper towels, and oven mitts readily available.

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