Plan, Pack, and Patience: Three Tips on Surviving Kitchen Renovations

Ensure that you have a start date, completion date and cost guaranteed with the builder you are hiring for your kitchen renovation. You will need to decide if you will be staying in your home for the duration of the renovation; if this is the case, you will need to make arrangements for creating a temporary kitchen set-up while the renovated area is unusable. If you have a wide circle of family and friends nearby, plan to have meals at their houses, or find a nearby restaurant that will not be too expensive if you go there several times during the kitchen remodeling. Keep some food and refreshments in the living or dining room for the duration of the project, so you can still eat and hydrate yourself whenever necessary.


Smart Living Tips: How to Manage Home Renovations for Limited Spaces

Home renovation is no easy task. There are times when your home, no matter how big it already is, simply doesn’t have enough space for everything your family has accumulated or wants to add. If you’re planning to have large groups over for dinner, you might want to expand your kitchen space. Perhaps you prefer a more spacious and luxurious home office, or a more complete entertainment room, perfect for your growing children.

Even with limited space, these home renovations are possible. HGTV provides a few handy tips to create more space in your home without necessarily disposing of your favorite furniture or fixtures.