Kitchen Ideas: Proper Planning Reduces Stress When Remodeling Your Kitchen

You can have a brand new kitchen just like mama’s!

I recently performed a total replacement of my mother-in-law’s kitchen.  Here’s some helpful advice I gave her that you will find eases the stress when you are ready to remodel your kitchen.

Set up a separate, temporary kitchen.

If at all possible, move your current refrigerator to another room in the house, where you can still access it.. A spare microwave is also a critical appliance.Be creative with small plug-in appliances that can make life easier during construction, such as a coffee maker or electric skillet.

Find a place in your home to eat.

Most times setting up a card table in the family room does the trick, or go formal and use your dining room.

Invest in paper plates and disposable utensils.

You will end up having to wash dishes in a bathroom sink, so it’s best to keep a stockpile of disposable plates and utensil handy.

Think about your pets.

If your pets are used to having the run of the house, consider how they will be affected when sections of the house are off-limits to them. Above all, ensure their safety.

Get a sketch or design plans beforehand. 

Think about how the kitchen is going to work from a functional level. It’s also wise to think about where all your current kitchen items and appliances will fit into the new kitchen.

Don’t sweat the small stuff. 

Don’t agonize over the smallest details like hardware and countertop edges. Keep a sense of perspective and don’t get hyperfocused and paralyzed by decisions on the smallest details, which cause delays. The point is for all of it to come together beautifully.


When you are ready to be the proud owner of your dream kitchen, know that Leading Edge Homes will be there to help you from start to finish so you can have a gorgeous kitchen just like “Mama’s”.

If you have specific questions about kitchen design, kitchen remodeling, or any other home improvement project, please call me at 561-795-2551 or email me at: and I’ll be happy to share my knowledge with you.
Leading Edge Homes, Inc. is a Florida certified building contractor specializing in improving your lifestyle through room additions, bathroom renovations, kitchen updates, hurricane-resistant screen enclosures, and more!  In business since 1991, they demolish your stress by building your trust. Contact them at 561-795-2551 or visit their website to discover how they can help you with your next home remodeling project in Palm Beach County.