Kitchen is the main activity area of the house and when this area is under renovation, chaos is soon to follow. Surviving without a kitchen for a few weeks is a tough task but with proper setting up and care, it can be achieved with no trouble.
Here are few tips to survive without a proper kitchen until the new kitchen is ready.
Choose a spot for Makeshift Kitchen
Before starting the renovation project, choose a feasible spot in your home to be your transitory kitchen. The space should be sufficient to have room for your dishes, a counter space, a small table and chairs. Generally, the ideal room is the dining room as it already has chair and table and enough space to make a makeshift counter for cooking.
The refrigerator can be shifted to your new area if it has enough space or to a nearby area. The fridge should be as near as possible as it is an all time necessity. If it is far away, you will have trouble cooking. Make sure to measure the width of the fridge before shifting and ensure that it has enough opening space.
Bare Necessities of the kitchen
You have to collect only the bare necessities of your kitchen to take your temporary kitchen. You don’t want everything there, but the basic cooking utensils, serving dishes and the main dishes.
You should transfer these bare necessities to the makeshift kitchen and box up rest of all the things and mark the box as non-essential.
Dishwasher and water
The toughest adjustment to make when you don’t have a sink is to wash your dirty dishes. Place a tray in the area to keep your dirty dishes and after the mealtime, just carry the tray to wash the dirty dishes clean.
It will save multiple trips and also save time. You can wash the dishes in the bathroom sink but generally it is not deep enough.
Coleman Cooler Makeshift Sink
If you have a Coleman cooler, it can be easily converted into a makeshift sink for the kitchen. It must be filled with soap and water to wash the dishes and then you can pull the plug to let the soapy water go. It can be kept outside, which is the ideal condition or inside in the bathtub or even on a folding table and then taking it outside to remove the soapy water.
Utility Sink in Laundry Room
If you already have a utility sink in your laundry room, it is the best place to set up your dishwashing station. You can easily wash the dishes and keep the dish rack nearby too.
Use the grill to cook hotdogs, burgers, grilled pizzas and more. You can use the grill as a normal stove by keeping the lid open.
Use the microwave not just for reheating leftovers but for boiling pasta, making scrambled eggs, and search for microwave meals to give your family best meals even in a makeshift kitchen.
Thus, use these tips to make a makeshift kitchen and survive your kitchen renovations Brisbane project successfully.