1) Don't worry about
covering doorways into adjoining rooms or protecting
floors, our contractor's job to protect your home. Some
dust can't be avoided, but we will do all we can to
minimize it. If you use another contractor, confirm that
they too will do this.
2) Remove breakables and valuables from shelves,
pictures and mirrors from walls adjoining the
construction area. Expect some rattling to occur during
3) Empty all cabinets and pack everything that won't be
needed into boxes. This will keep things dust-free.
4) Keep essential items handy: basic food that can be
microwaved, condiments, cereal, microwave-safe dishes
and utensils, dishcloths, dish soap, paper plates and
cups, coffee, coffee maker and sugar/creamer, paper
towels, napkins, and garbage bags.
5) Determine a good location to temporarily set up your
refrigerator, microwave and coffee maker along with a
table for preparation, for your use during construction.
6) You will be without a sink in the kitchen for a short
time. You will need to do dishes in another sink or the
bathtub for a while.
7) Our contractors will wait until cabinets have arrived
before tearing out your current cabinets. Be sure to
clarify this point with your contractor.
8) Stockpile restaurant coupons for the nights when you
really want to eat out.
9) Relax and rely on your kitchen professionals. There
will be a beautiful kitchen when all the dust is gone!!