Captain Fun in action

Captain Fun in action

Sunday, June 14, 2015

The Dining Room Becomes the Kitchen

Contrary to what you see in the home make over shows, you don't have the luxury of moving out for the renovation.  This is especially true if you are doing it yourself with contracted help for selected professional skills.  So here is how we set up a temporary kitchen to survive about 4 months "in exile".  First you move the refrigerator.  No bid deal except removing the doors, and freezer drawer to get it out of the 30" door. Then most of the food comes out.  Then you slide it into the living room on those plastic slider discs you buy at Home Depot.  OK, it WAS a big deal.

Then move the electric mini oven, microwave and bins or the cupboard food to dining room.  A little like camping, but mostly very disorienting when you try to prepare a meal.

For now, leave the stove in place and continue to use through the demolition (sneak preview). You just have to cover it for dust etc.

Eventually the stove also migrates out of the "war zone" and is inoperative of course. For relief we did take out a little more often, especially after a hard day on the "project".  Be careful to plan some fun time away or the "project" can kill a marriage you are intending to enhance.

Jeanne is a real trooper and we "made do" for the many weeks by "keeping our eyes on the prize set before us" (to borrow a phrase).  Happy camping!!

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