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How to Prepare for a Kitchen Remodel

by Posted on August 14, 2020

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A kitchen remodel can transform your home’s design and function. Plus, it can add value to your home. Before a project begins, you will need to clear all its contents and ensure your home is ready for the project. 

To simplify the process and help your family during the construction process, read the following tips on how to prepare for a kitchen remodel.

Plan a Layout

A kitchen needs to be both practical and attractive. To ensure you’re 100% happy with a remodel, you must consider your priorities for the new design. For example, you must identify what does or doesn’t work in your current kitchen and create a layout to complement your household’s needs.


Almost every homeowner will be guilty of storing items they no longer want or need. It is worthwhile sorting through your kitchen cabinets to identify the items you could donate or throw in the trash. If you haven’t used an item in the past 12 months, it is likely you won’t use them in your new kitchen. Decluttering your kitchen will help you to start afresh with a new design and improve your organization.

Stock Up on Packing Supplies

To overhaul your kitchen, you will first need to remove all groceries, crockery, and glassware from your cabinets. For this reason, you will need to stock up on various supplies, such as:

  • Boxes
  • Packing materials
  • Tape
  • Newspapers
  • Storage bags
  • Markers

It will allow you to move all the items with ease, which you can store in another room within the home during a remodel.

Don’t Pack Away Essentials

While you will likely not need sundae bowls and cocktail glasses when remodeling your kitchen, there are some essentials you will not want to pack away.

For instance, you might need:

  • A coffee maker
  • Can opener
  • Cooking utensils
  • Tea kettle

Store the above objects in your dining room or living room during a remodeling project. You’ll be glad you didn’t pack them away when craving a hot cup of coffee or when enjoying dinner with your family. You also can make your life much easier by using disposable plates, cups, and other dinnerware.

Label All Boxes

Once a project is complete, you will likely want to quickly restock your cabinets to improve its function. For this reason, you must label your boxes, such as ‘pet food’ or ‘cleaning supplies’. It will help you to organize your new kitchen with ease, and you could even devise a plan to ensure every product has its place.

Disconnect Your Power and Water

For safety purposes, you will need to disconnect your plumbing, gas, and electricity before a kitchen remodel. You also shouldn’t forget to disconnect both the drainpipes and water that lead to your refrigerator, dishwasher, and sink.

If you would like to turn your kitchen into a beautiful focal point within your home, don’t hesitate to contact us at W.D. Smith Construction. Call our team today on 919-868-4920 for a free quote.