Create a Makeshift Kitchen
If your remodel involves the kitchen, set up a temporary kitchen before you get started on the project to save money on eating out. These 20 tips for planning a successful house remodel can help. Move the old cabinets to the garage or basement, put plywood on top of the cabinets to act as a work surface and move the stove to a temporary space, if possible. If the weather is warm, consider grilling outside or use a camp stove.
Set Up a Temporary Bathroom
Remodeling your only bathroom? Set up a temporary basement bathroom. Ask your contractor to help put in a temporary shower unit in the basement that can drain into the utility tub floor drain. You can also rent a “portable restroom” like the ones used at concerts and other events. This will cost you some money, but it will be worth it.
Do Some Demo Yourself
Doing your own demo will save you some money, but be sure to only take on projects you’re comfortable doing and always follow all safety precautions. These 35 DIY demolition tips can help. Consider doing demolition on a deck or removing kitchen cabinets and countertops. Follow these tips if you’re removing a wall.