After refurbishing and renovating many kitchens across Cambridge we have come up with a list of Top Tips on how to get through living without a kitchen. Especially when you have a family to feed!

1 – Set up a mini kitchen in another room

Priority items would be Fridge, toaster, kettle, microwave, plates, cutlery, tin opener etc.

2 – Think ahead

Batch cook and freeze portions of chilli, curry, lasagne etc

3 – Be creative
Buy or borrow a rice cooker and slow cooker. We personally use a rice cookers every single week they are amazing!

Use your BBQ come rain or shine! Fish, peppers, aubergines and courgettes are amazing on the BBQ, it’s not just for burgers 🙂

4 – Planning

Make sure the electrician isn’t in the day you use your slow cooker as they may need to turn the power off for a few hours.

Cook a large dinner the day before your works start and then keep the left overs for your first day or demolition.

5 – Washing up
This can be a bit tricky so get a washing up bowl which you could use to fill up from the tap in the bath.

6 – Bottled water
The water maybe capped off in the kitchen so have a stash of bottled water for drinking.

7 – Packing it all away
There is a certain amount of things you will need to pack away while the kitchen is being re done – if like us, you keep everything in the kitchen, remember to know where your first aid kit, candles and torches are.

8 – Ask for help 
Could you organise to pop over to a friends for the children to have there dinner there?
Maybe go and visit family for the weekend in-between your kitchen being done?
Use your Tesco club card points to go out for dinner?

The most important tip of all is remember that this pain is only for a very short period of time. Before you know it  you will have a fabulous new kitchen for you and your family to enjoy.

If you have any more tips that you would like to add, we would love to hear about them in the comments.

Top tips on how to function when you’re having your kitchen renovated

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