|HOW TO PREPARE
FOR A KITCHEN REMODEL
Before Construction Begins:
> Put together a timeline with your contractor so you know what to expect and when.
> Get clean, sturdy boxes well ahead of time to ensure that you can pack up items that won’t
be used during the renovation period to protect them from dust and damage.
> Move any pictures, mirrors, furniture, and other items in neighboring rooms away from
walls adjacent to the kitchen. You don’t want vibrations from the construction to break them.
> A week before renovation begins, start packing up the contents of your cabinets, beginning
with the least-used items. By the day before tear out begins, you should be down to basics
that will be kept in the most accessible boxes. Unpack in reverse order for a streamlined
> Interested in sending your old cabinets and fixtures somewhere other than the junk heap? If
you don’t have the finances for laundry or garage cabinets, consider installing your old