So our kitchen renovation has been going on for two months and I’ve learned a few things.
1. Renovations are both expensive and stressful, even when all is going well. Since we have to continue eating, it’s really important to make sure you he your kitchen life under control. Make sure you will be able to make sandwiches, have decent dinners, and be sure to budget for outside food. Trust me, stuff happens.
2. During a renovation you may need to spend a lot more time than usual doing kitchen stuff, whether it’s doing dishes by hand in an awkward space, traveling longer distances between where you cook, where you eat and where you clean up.
3. See the short cuts all around you: prepared vegetables, prepared foods, take out, friends, and other forms of cooking such as crock pot cooking which minimize the time you spend making dinner.
4. Ask for help. You have a renovation going on, your eating patterns are changed, and the usual life events will continue. In our family it’s been two and a half months of bad health. The renovation continues.
Keep kitchen calm and carry on.
Have you recently been through a renovation? Let me know what helped you get through it.