Renovating your kitchen can be stressful to say the least. Not only do you have to order all the right materials and get a reputable building company on board, but you’ve also got to work out how you’re going to live without a kitchen too.
To help you get through your kitchen renovation, we’ve put together our top three survival tips. We understand not everyone has somewhere else to stay while work is being carried out on their property, so here’s a few tips and tricks to help you stay sane along the way.
Set up a temporary kitchen
First and foremost, you’re going to need somewhere to eat and make your morning coffee – after all, eating out every night or ordering takeaway is only going to eat into your renovation budget. While you won’t be able to cook three course meals with all the trimmings, you’ll be able to heat up and make some basic meals with the right appliances. Keep out your microwave, kettle, toaster and slow cooker. There are lots of different things you can whip up with these, from one-pot curries to quick and easy ready meals.
When it comes to washing the dishes, you’ll either need to find a dedicated spot (some people choose to use their bathroom sink while work is being done on their kitchen) or invest in some eco-friendly disposable tableware.
Prepare for dust
Any type of home renovation is going to create a lot of dust. If your project involves drywall installation, carpentry work or painting, you should expect a lot of construction dust – and this dust can get everywhere. You can stop dust from spreading through your whole home by sealing doorways between the renovation area and other living areas with heavy-duty plastic sheets and masking tape. It’s a good idea to do this before the work begins.
Hire a skip
It’s also important to work out how you’re going to dispose of large amounts of waste as the renovation unfolds. All types of renovations produce a lot of waste, but determining how you’re going to manage this waste is key. The easiest and most affordable way to dispose of renovation rubbish is skip hire. Hiring a skip allows you to keep your home clean and tidy while the renovation takes place and ensures the construction area stays safe for those working.
When you hire a skip, you can cut out endless trips back and forth to your local tip, not only saving you time but saving you money too. A skip hire company will drop your skip off and pick it up again when it’s full, safely and responsibly disposing of your rubbish.
If you’re looking for a reliable skip hire company, look no further than Batesy Skip Hire Ltd. We pride ourselves on our high-quality skips, and fast and reliable service. With over 600 skips, we have a wide range of sizes ready when you need them and can be at your door within the hour!
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