Decided to take on kitchen renovations on your Pretoria property? Take a second to pat yourself on the back, because that’s not always an easy decision to make. Once you’ve picked a contractor and the plans have been set, the real work begins. It’s going to get messy, noisy and invasive – the perfect chaotic storm. Wondering how you can weather it and make it through?
Lucky for you, we’ve put together this guide on things to consider in preparation for your kitchen renovation.
Keep Cooking Tools To A Minimum
The last thing you want is to lose your favourite Tupperware or cutlery. To avoid this, make sure you keep all your kitchen tools and items in secure storage space. Only keep small appliances and basic cutlery and crockery to use throughout the project.
Create A Makeshift Kitchen Space
Set up shop in the garage or one of your living areas so that you can prepare some simple meals. You’ll probably buy a lot of takeouts, but it helps to have a designated area for keeping and preparing food.
Make Time For More Braais
Clean up the braai stand or gas grill, and then stock up on charcoal and firelighters to allow for as many outdoor feasts as you’ll need. Braais are a South African staple, so this should be easy to do. It can become quite a chore, so get everything you need beforehand to save time and effort.
Crash With Friends Or Family, If Possible
If you live in a small house, the dust caused by kitchen renovations can be harmful. Rather than risk it, speak to family or close friends that wouldn’t mind housing you while the project is ongoing. This will help you maintain some level of normalcy and order.
Stock Up On Non-Perishables
Buy a lot of canned goods to go with your braai meals. This will make for shorter meal preparation time and there’ll be less of a need for using your bigger and more complex appliances.
At the end of the day, the most crucial thing to remember is that life goes on during renovation projects. Consider all of the above and you should be good to go for as long as it takes.
Still not sure who to hire for top quality kitchen renovations in Pretoria? Contact Cupboard Value for a free quote today.