While a kitchen remodel can disrupt your everyday life in your home, it is well worth the reward of a beautiful new kitchen. There are many ways you can minimise stress while living without a fully functioning kitchen and help the renovation process run smoothly. Plan and prepare well in advance with our top survival tips to help you work around your kitchen during your renovation.

  1. Create a Temporary Kitchen
    Find an area in your home with electrical access such as your laundry or garage to set up a stand-in kitchen and temporary cooking space. Make sure it is out of the way to leave room for the construction process. Stock your mini kitchen with a bar fridge, kettle, toaster, bench top space and storage shelves for your necessities.
  1. Organise your Essentials
    While you are clearing out your kitchen for your renovation, organise your items into three sections, items you want to store away, items for your temporary kitchen and items to throw away. This will help you to minimise your appliances and kitchen items and keep only your bare essentials at hand for your temporary kitchen. Try to keep multifunctional items, which can make a variety of meals such as an electric grill, slow cooker or toaster oven.
  1. Plan your Meals
    To save money on eating out, create an easy meal plan for each week and pre-cook meals leading up to your renovation to freeze for later on. Plan meals that freeze well and portion them into separate containers so they are easy to thaw and reheat. Also stock up on nonperishable items that don’t need to be refrigerated. If weather permits, choose meals that you can cook on a grill outdoors.
  1. Track the Progress
    Remember the big picture and keep your progress in perspective. We recommend taking progress shots of your kitchen in each stage and making a checklist, crossing off each step as it is completed. Seeing how far your renovation has to go will keep frustration at bay and lift your spirits while thinking of the end result – your dream kitchen.

If you are ready to renovate your kitchen, don’t hesitate to contact the professionals at Harrington Kitchens to discuss your remodelling plans. Our expert designers will listen to your needs and personal style and incorporate this into the perfect kitchen design for you and your family.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation
Please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiryAlternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

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