Renovating your kitchen with the help of a general contractor can be an amazing experience. It’s an ideal way to add usability, beauty and more space to one of the important rooms of your home. In addition, real estate studies have found that this is one of the most important aspects to improving a home’s value and saleability. However, for all of its benefits, a full kitchen renovation can be a real pain. Often, homeowners find that they have no access to the kitchen during this period, and are forced to stay elsewhere until it’s complete.
This does not have to be the case, though. There are several ways that you can still live in your home and not have to worry about moving out during a kitchen renovation. You’ll also find that this offers some peace of mind and even convenience, as you’ll be able to deal with the general contractor in person onsite.
The best option is to work with a general contractor to schedule all the deliveries at one time, and then for construction to commence. Make sure that your general contractor understands you want to remain in the home while the work is going on, and that you want it completed in as short a time as possible. Depending on how many things you are changing in your kitchen, your general contractor may be able to schedule all the construction for just a couple of days. Of course, you will not have the use of your kitchen during this time, so you need to plan your meal options accordingly.
Another option is to ask your contractor to spread the kitchen renovation out over a period of time. A kitchen renovation can be done in several different stages, in between which you will have access to your kitchen. However, during the construction phases, you will not be able to use the kitchen, so you should choose your solutions ahead of time (eating out, dining with friends or family, etc.).
Remaking your home is an important consideration, and you can do it without moving out if you just take time to create a plan for your kitchen renovation before you start. Make sure that you are always in clear communication with your general contractor, too, as this professional will be largely responsible for how long the remodel takes and how smooth the overall process is.