There are many things you do not realize when you decide that you are ready to remodel your kitchen. However, these details are important, so you should be aware of them before you agree to any renovation.
A kitchen renovation will mess up your kitchen, potentially making it useless to you for some time. It will disturb the flow of your house. Think about how much time you spend in your kitchen right now. All of that will be disrupted once you begin a renovation.
Your kitchen contains electricity, plumbing, cabinets, walls, floors and appliances. All of those items may be removed or changed during your renovation. You should remove everything in your cabinets and put them in a space that is far away from your kitchen. This includes dishes, pans, and food. You may want to clean out your refrigerator, if that is going to be unplugged for any period of time.
If you have pets and their water or food dishes are in the kitchen, you will need to move them. You should move them a good week before the renovation starts. This allows your pets time to become used to them being in a different area. Talk to the contractor about when and how long you will not be able to use your kitchen. It will be helpful if you have some awareness of when you will be able to use your kitchen.
You will most likely spend a lot of time eating out while your renovation is happening. You may even want to consider not staying in your home while the renovation is happening. This could be a great time for a vacation, or visiting friends or family that you have not seen in a while. This can save you some stress about your kitchen and allow the contractors to work as they need to.