The Kitchen Design Process

Live Through The Remodel

Live Through The Remodel

Throughout your kitchen renovation, you’ll have family, a team of professionals, and guests come and go through your home. Relax; there are steps you can take to make sure your home doesn’t look like it’s under construction.

  1. Create a clean work area. Save your professionals time by cleaning out the old kitchen cabinets and the pathway to and around the work area before the project begins. Relocate or pack away any items in this space that could be accidentally damaged such as valuables, photos, artwork, etc.
  2. Seal off your rooms. Ask your cabinetry installer to block off the construction zone and vents in the room with plastic sheets. Since dust will filter throughout the home, cover carpeting with plastic sheets and protect large pieces of furniture with sheets or blankets.
  3. Identify the cabinetry installer’s work zone. At the beginning of the project, decide which rooms the installer will be working in and how much access they will have to the rest of the house. For example:
    • What room do you prefer they use as a preparation/staging area for installation? This will most likely be the room where your new KraftMaid cabinets are stored.
    • Is there space in the garage for the cabinet installer to set up tools and cutting materials? This may minimize dust filtering through the home.
    • Will you provide the cabinet installer with a house key?
    • Which bathroom should the installation team use?
  4. Identify the rooms that will be accessible throughout the installation. Determine how you and your family will get around your house. If the room being renovated is a major access point, you will need to create a detour through nearby rooms during work hours.
  5. Keep your feet covered. Your house may become a mini construction site filled with tools and nails during the installation. To avoid injuries, wear a pair shoes indoors during the kitchen remodel.
  6. Keep the receipts together in one file. Whether it’s your KraftMaid cabinets, new appliances, light fixtures or paint – keep all of your receipts together.
  7. Create a photo journal. Track the progress of your KraftMaid cabinet installation with photos and notes. This will be a great keepsake to show guests after the kitchen makeover is complete as they enjoy your new space.

Keep reading for tips on how to create a project plan for a successful installation.

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