Preparing for a Kitchen Remodel
Remodeling your kitchen can be extremely disruptive on a family’s lifestyle, but with a little foresight and planning, you can function quite well for the length of the project.
Before the project starts:
- Ask your contractor how much of the room needs to be packed in order to start the project. Pack all your kitchen goods. This is essential.
- Label each of the boxes with their exact contents. This will prevent a frantic search for any item needed during the job.
- Put aside essential items, such as:
- coffee, coffee maker and filters
- can opener
- cutting board and knife
- microwave with microwave cookbook
- salt, pepper and assorted spices
- paper plates
How to Measure Your Kitchen
- Draw a line representing each wall of your kitchen on the printed grid and identify each wall. Also count the number of doors and windows in the room.
- Measure the length of each wall. Measure the width of windows and doors and the height of each window, including the frame. Sketch in each window and door on the wall it occupies, and write its measurements.
- Measure the distance of the wall to the left of the sink from the corner to the center of the sink. Sketch the location of the sink on the grid and write the measurement on the sketch.
- Measure from the wall to the left of the dishwasher. Sketch in the dishwasher on the grid and write the measurement from the left wall.
- Measure from the beginning of the wall to the left of your refrigerator. Sketch refrigerator location on the grid. Enter the measurement on your sketch.
- Measure from the beginning of the wall to the left of your range or cooktop. Sketch range location on the grid. Enter the measurement on your sketch.
- If you have a kitchen shape with corners, you will be able to select the type of corner cabinet for your kitchen.