8 Steps to Surviving a Kitchen Remodel

Congratulations — the kitchen remodeling job you’ve planned for months is finally ready to begin! Now comes the hard part: making do without a fully functioning kitchen for the duration. There’s no escaping the inconvenience, but with some smart planning, it doesn’t have to wreak havoc on your household. Follow these tips to make the construction process as smooth as possible.
1. Designate a Kitchen Stand-in
2. Winnow Down Your Kitchen Gear
3. Plan Meals Around Small Appliances
4. Stock the Pantry With Disposables
5. If the Weather Cooperates, Put Your Grill to Work
6. Keep a Stash of Nonperishable Snacks
7. Leave Town for a Short Time, If You Can
8. Remember the Big Picture