If you’ve chosen to remodel your kitchen, it can be an exciting time. In a matter of weeks, your kitchen will look unrecognizable (in a good way), you will have added a vast amount of value to your property, and it will be one of those little things in life that improves your day. However, the road to a completed kitchen remodel is no easy path and there are a number of things to keep in mind when considering a renovation. Some of the lifestyle changes will take a bit of getting used to, and the NTX Elite Construction team wants you to be prepared for this change. Here are just a few things you should anticipate during a kitchen remodel.
You Won’t Have Access to Your Kitchen
Surprisingly, some people think a kitchen remodel is only a daily job and at night the room regains functionality. In fact, when the remodel gets into full swing, your kitchen becomes a shell of itself and is useless until the renovation is done. You have to prepare for this ahead of time, or else you will be stuck eating out every night. While that is not necessarily a bad thing, your food costs can quickly equate to your renovation budget, which defeats the purpose of your renovations. Instead, plan ahead and have a makeshift kitchen ready, allowing you to function as normally as possible.
That Also Means No Sink
When we say your kitchen will be gone, we really do mean it. That means if you do indeed set up a makeshift kitchen and decide to cook, dishes will become an even bigger issue than before. It’s important to have a plan for how you will wash your cookware and cutlery. Utility sinks or even an outdoor hose can be sufficient choices, but keep in mind you won’t have a garbage disposal to help you get rid of leftover food, so you will have to have an alternative for that as well.
If you are an entrepreneur or have a job that allows you to work from home, it would be in your best interest if your work space is on the other side of the house. A kitchen remodel means the sounds of construction, bangs, crashes, and power tools will be filling the halls of your home for about a month. If you need a quiet space or simply can’t deal with a lot of noise in your house, it is important you strongly consider this before starting a renovation.
Of course, we do our best to keep our services clean and spread as little debris as possible. However, there is bound to be some dust and other air pollutants we cannot prevent from flying free. If you have allergies or are just very sensitive to things of that nature, be sure you have taken proper precautions to ensure your health throughout the process.
Deciding to remodel your kitchen, bathroom, or any other part of your house is an exciting time. If you are looking for the best construction team in North Dallas, NTX Elite Construction is here to help. Give us a call or request an estimate today!