EMPTY THE ROOM,
EMPTY A GOOD PATH FROM THE ROOM,
EMPTY A PLACE IN THE YARD / DRIVEWAY,,,,
Yes, it can get dusty, depending on the work. Be prepared for dust with plastic that can be taped over doorways. Clean up every day, yourself. Sweep, toss, etc.
Be prepared to replace your HVAC filter once they are done, and again a couple of weeks later.
You may have some time without water. No big deal.
You probably will not have a sink, until you have a counter top.
Be prepared to eat out, alot.
Be prepared to have every room in the house in some form of mess, because stuff from the kitchen will end up everywhere.
Make a path to the bathroom, and clear it of stuff you hold dear.
Put away anything that you hold dear, anywhere in the house.
If they start scratching their heads, and saying,,,, "Come look at this.",,,, it's going to cost more time and/or money. Have a ready reserve of cash for the extras that always come up.
Set up your coffee pot somewhere, and make sure they can get to it. Yeah, it costs money for coffee, but nothing like a caffinated, motivated, happy crew to get the job done.
Have disposable cups, napkins, paper towels, etc. where they can get to them. It's a nice touch.
Good luck on the temporary counter top. Even if they put one in, you don't want to move stuff to it, because you will have to move it to make room for the granite guy.
Likewise, you will not be able to organize your new cabinets, because you want to keep stuff out of the kitchen until the granite guy is finished, and then the regular crew has to come in and punch list what is left.
Work down your fridge. You can't cook anyway, and it will get moved.
Good time to clean the fridge, behind the dishwasher, etc.
The rest you can figure out, and will,,,
Enjoy your new kitchen.
Answered By: ksmink19 - 9/2/2008