Surviving a Kitchen Remodel During the Holidays – Part 2

In our previous blog, we went over some tips on how to get through a kitchen remodel that falls smack dab in the middle of the already hectic holiday season. Any renovation, whether it be the kitchen, bathroom, or patio can be inconvenient. But, with all the cooking and extra company that the holidays tend to bring, renovation during this time of year brings a new set of challenges. The good news? It is possible! You just need to get a little resourceful and creative. At Island Tile, we’re no strangers to the remodeling process, and we’d like to share some more tips with you on how to get through a kitchen renovation during the holiday season.

Grill Outdoors

Remodels range in size. Perhaps you’re only replacing your cabinets and have full use of your appliances. If that’s the case, you’ve got it easy! But, for those who are replacing all their appliances like their oven and refrigerator, cooking is going to be pretty tough, especially if you are hosting friends or family. We’ve already gone over the benefits of using a crockpot in part one of this blog – you can create delicious slow-cooked meals this way!

Another fun idea is to do a grill out. Living in Florida truly has its benefits during the fall and winter. We don’t need to bundle up to go outside, so a barbecue is a great way to get the family together even if you don’t have use of your kitchen! Have your friends and family bring a side dish to make things easier on you, set up some picknick blankets and outdoor tables, and get some burgers, chicken, and vegetable skewers from the store. Then, fire up the grill and enjoy!

Makeshift Kitchen

It’s a smart idea to have a temporary kitchen set up during your renovation – it will make life much easier! This could be a spare bedroom, an enclosed patio, or even the laundry room. If you have a sink nearby you can wash vegetables and do the dishes too, so that’s a plus! Set up a table if you don’t have counter space for your microwave, crockpot, toaster oven, dishes, and silverware. As we mentioned in the last blog, you can store items that you use often in clear Tupperware containers and keep them handy, perhaps under the table or in cabinets if they’re available. This will keep them in reach but out of the way. If you’re going to be without a fridge or freezer for a while, consider investing in a mini-fridge so you can store some perishable items.

We hope you’ve found these tips helpful! If you’re renovating your kitchen or are constructing your home in Brevard County, Island Tile would love to help with our wide array of tiles. From stone-look tile to backsplashes and decorative marble tiles, we have all your floor and wall needs covered. Stop by our showroom in Melbourne, FL to see all we have to offer, and happy holidays!