Planning a new kitchen can be very exciting, especially if your appliances or worktops have seen better days. However, many people have concerns about the renovation itself; how long it will go on for, the amount of mess and how to cook without a kitchen. A kitchen renovation can be disruptive, but there are many ways to ease the stress and ensure you’re organised and on top of things. With this in mind, see below for our top tips for a stress free kitchen renovation.
It sounds obvious, but planning ahead really does make all the difference and ensures you know what to expect at each stage. Decide whether you want to stay in the house or whether it’s easier to relocate to a friend or family member’s home while the renovation is taking place. Communication is also key; think about your schedule and plan how to communicate effectively with builders, plumbers and kitchen suppliers throughout the renovation.
Hire a skip
Unfortunately, kitchen renovations can generate a lot of mess and dust, but domestic skip hire ensures you have one convenient place for all the rubbish and waste. It also means that old cabinets and appliances can be ripped out and placed straight in the skip out of the way, leaving more room for the work to carry on.
Sometimes things don’t go to plan, so be prepared to be flexible with your time schedule and budget. We’re not suggesting you go wildly over budget, but set aside a cushion of money for any unforeseen expenses. You should also be prepared for the renovation to take longer than expected, so make sure you can be flexible with any temporary accommodation or arrangements you’ve made.
Set up a temporary kitchen
Deciding how to prepare food and eat is often the biggest stress of a kitchen renovation and eating out everyday can become very expensive. If possible, set up a temporary kitchen in another room, with a mini fridge, microwave, toaster and kettle. Plan meals which don’t require much prep and make sure you have paper plates or recyclable bamboo cutlery if you’re not able to wash up.
For a stress free kitchen renovation, get in touch with Cherry Hill Waste to arrange domestic skip hire. We can deliver and collect your skip at a time to suit you and we dispose of a wide range of waste, including rubble, wood and other general debris. We’re committed to disposing of all waste in the most environmentally friendly way possible, so you can be sure that you’re doing your bit for the planet too. For more information about domestic skip hire, give us a call today or visit our website.