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Keeping cool, is it possible to survive? Yep! And here’s how…
1. Pack It Up
Once you’ve booked your renovation, you should have a reliable start date for works. Then, clear everything out that you want to keep Put aside only the essentials. Everything else should be packed and moved out into a storage facility. You will need your refrigerator and microwave up and running, so find a gap somewhere in the dining room or living room that works for you.
2. Consider the Alternatives
Make a list of the alternatives you’re happy to indulge in. This might include the odd takeaway or meal out. You might also be able to grab a meal or two with friends and family or impose yourself on them. Alternatively, make the most of your freezer and get batch cooking.
Once your kitchen is back, you’ll forget all about having to rough it for so long
3. Remember the Essentials
You will need plenty of bottles of drinking water while renovations take place. In fact, your water supply may end up switched off for a day or two during the works. Remember you’ll have no sink or hot water. Use a washing up bowl and the electric kettle for the water. Outside your home should be a waste water drain you can pour the dirty water away to.
4. Don’t forget the Laundry
Many kitchens are also the home of the washing machine. Launderettes are one solution, although there are only a handful around these days (There are also collection services). Why not ask a neighbour or friend if it’s OK to use theirs a couple of times?
Now once your kitchen is back, you’ll forget all about having to rough it for so long. It will all be worth it! Enjoy your beautiful new kitchen.