One day you wake up and just realize, it’s time to upgrade the kitchen. You have scrubbed the cupboard doors as much as they will allow, maybe you’ve even stripped and painted them a time or two, even added hardware for cabinets and drawers to modernize the look, but still – the time has come. Don’t see it as admitting defeat, but as an opportunity to upgrade those old cabinets to designer kitchen cabinets like the ones you’ve seen on TV or in catalogs.
All wood construction cabinets don’t have to cost you an arm and a leg. You can save a bundle, yet still get beautiful shaker style kitchen cupboards or sleek, modern cabinets, if you visit the Cabinet Factory Outlet in Swansea. Whether you are going to do the upgrade as a do-it-yourself project or if you are hiring a contractor, you can benefit from the amazing prices and deals available at the outlet for designer kitchen cabinets, counters, flooring, and accessories in a wide range of colors, styles, and designs.
How to Survive the Renovation
While is sometimes the biggest reason why homeowners hold off on doing a kitchen upgrade, by far the most common cause of delays concern the horror stories of kitchens in limbo for months on end while contractors sort out all of the issues. Prepare to lose your kitchen for at least a few weeks, just in case the installation hits a few snags. After 30 years, your home might have plumbing or electrical issues that are hiding under the surface. Once revealed, they must be addressed in order to pass inspection and prevent further damage to your home.
The best solution by far to dealing without a kitchen is to set up a secondary kitchen area somewhere else in your home. Take advantage of a space in your family room, den, dining room, or even the garage, depending on the season. You don’t want to have to go out to eat for every meal, not only is it very expensive, but it is also not very healthy. If you don’t have a piece of furniture or shelf area that will work as a temporary kitchen, ask your contractor to move one of the small floor cabinets into the space so you can use it during the remodeling project.
Some of the items that you will want in your mock kitchen include:
- refrigerator – either your full size fridge or a mini fridge for drinks and dairy
- freezer – if you have a separate freezer, this is a great place to store food
- toaster, toaster oven or countertop convection oven
- microwave – great for frozen foods and heating up leftovers
- coffee pot or a Keurig – makes coffee, tea, hot cocoa, hot water for oatmeal, etc.
- slow cooker – use slow cooker bags for easy clean-up
- access to a sink – utility room, bathroom, etc.
- paper plates, plastic bowls, plastic utensils, and some cooking tools
- plastic cups, disposable coffee cups, stir sticks, and little creamers
- snack size food items that don’t require the use of a bowl or utensils
Don’t Settle for Second Best
When it comes to picking the materials to use for your home remodeling project in Dartmouth, make sure that you don’t settle just to save a few bucks. You can get a wide range of designer kitchen cabinets and all wood construction cabinets made from high quality materials at the Cabinet Factory Outlet in Swansea. Whether you want classic cabinets or shaker style kitchen cupboards, our showroom has lots of great-looking styles, designs, and options available for you to choose from. Never settle for contractor stock materials that will never quite measure up to the kitchen of your dreams.
If you need to find more ways to cut your budget, ask your contractor about things you can do to reduce costs, such as doing part or all of the demo work yourself. You can also get rid of the waste materials and debris yourself to save on labor costs. Just rent a contractor dumpster from your local trash company and haul everything outside every day after the workers leave to help keep everything neat and safe.
Visit the Cabinet Factory Outlet showroom to see our full line of top quality designer kitchen cabinets and hardware for cabinets and drawers. Give us a call at 508-379-6155 or stop by our showroom on Grand Army of the Republic Highway in Swansea, Massachusetts. You can also preview many of the styles and designs that we have available at our local store on our website.