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Getting ready for your kitchen remodel project

How to prepare for your kitchen remodeling experience

 A new kitchen is exciting, but it’s a project that can take some time. Before contractors can start, you’ll need to clean out that space. Then, while the project is ongoing, you’ll need to manage to prepare and eat meals without your common area, so planning is essential.

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Decide where you will prepare meals

 You may be able to grill outdoors, or you may wish to invest in an electric skillet, slow cooker, or hot plate. Whatever you choose, you may want to create a space for preparing meals, storing ingredients, and dining. Things will be easier if you opt for simple meals during the renovations and consider dining out at least part of the time.

Decide on where you will store food

 Your fridge may be inaccessible, so you may want to relocate an old fridge or mini-fridge to your garage or another part of your home to enjoy cool drinks and fresh ingredients for meals.

Plan for the messiness when preparing for your kitchen remodel

 We at Colebrook Construction take pride in our ability to isolate the workspace and prevent dust and debris from migrating into other parts of your home. But not all contractors are as meticulous as we are. When working with other contractors, you may want to place plastic sheeting over the entrance of your kitchen during remodeling and consider changing your cleaning routine to keep things manageable.

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Pack up your kitchen to prepare for your kitchen project

 Before the work on your kitchen can start, you’ll need to pack up everything in your kitchen. To do this effectively, get packing tape and boxes and try to keep all like items, such as pots or cutlery, together for easier unpacking. Consider packing away dishes, too, and switch to disposable cutlery and plates since you won’t have access to a dishwasher or kitchen sink.

REMODELING KITCHENS WITH CHILDREN

We want to keep the kiddos safe!

Going through a renovation alone or as a couple is one thing. Surviving a kitchen remodel with kids is very different. Where possible, try to include older kids in the process by helping them offer ideas on meals you can create easily. You will want to keep children out of the workspace and clear the exit path so the contractors can use and move their equipment efficiently.

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“Colebrook Construction recently finished putting in a new kitchen, powder room and flooring in the entryway and dining room. Mark and his team were easy to work with...they listened, were responsive, and made sure I was satisfied with everything.”

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“Colebrook Construction did a marvelous job in the complete renovation of our home. Mark listened carefully to what we wanted and offered knowledgable advise throughout the whole process. The workers who came to our house were polite and professional. We are thrilled with the results and recommend Colebrook Construction wholeheartedly.”

Charlie Chappell

“Highly Recommend and Very Satisfied! Colebrook Construction just completed a kitchen, powder room and master bath remodel at our home…and I mean total gut and re-do. Mark and his team were very accommodating and aware of our needs so as not to totally upend our lives. The finished product exceeded our expectations, looks great and was worth the cost and temporary inconvenience. Because it was almost a total rebuild we needed Mark’s opinion and guidance with several aspects of the project. We’re not the experts but he sure is! He was happy to help whenever asked and we’re glad we did. He is a true professional and was very helpful with some of the tough decisions and details that really made the final product stand out. We also had him install hardwood flooring and replace windows. All good there too! From what I’ve heard in researching remodeling contractors Mark is one of the best in managing the project from beginning to end. He stays on top of the details and keeps you informed. I fully endorse Colebrook Construction and appreciate their craftsmanship.”

Michael C.

“We recently were looking for a contractor to renovate our primary bathroom and were referred to Colebrook for their quality work and professionalism. Our new bathroom is complete and we could not be more happy with the results and work from Colebrook. Their professionalism and responsiveness from start to finish were so impressive, we are already talking about future projects we would like to use them for. The entire team did an amazing job and we would highly recommend them for your residential projects, small or large... you won't be disappointed!”

Angela Martin

“Colebrook just finished a second big project for us. We couldn't be more satisfied. The first project happened about 4 years ago and this was taking down several walls and adding a very large support beam in our attic, making this a very large open concept. They added a brand new modern farm kitchen and a lot more. The second project was making our 1970's family room and half bath to more modern farm look, and 4 new exterior doors. We couldn't be happier with the finished results. The Colebrook team keeps on schedule, they have great communication and follow up just about everyday with what was accomplished and what the next day would look like. I had the chance to also work with Joe this time as well as Mark and what a great team they are together. They also have some of the best workers that bring this amazing project together. They have great ideas and they want to make your remodel the best. I would recommend Colebrook to be your team on your next remodel. They will not disappoint! Thank you to all of them for making our home our Happy Place! Our friends are also in "all" of these 2 projects. We get so many compliments.”

Troy R.

“We used Colebrook Construction to replace old windows with Anderson Woodwright windows throughout our home. Their team was professional and knowledgeable to guide our selections and the installation was neat and efficient, including all painting and re-hanging window treatments. We're thrilled with their service and will use for future projects around our home.”

Melanie Stine