So for the sake of my health, marriage and sanity, I have devised a plan of attack before demolition starts later this month. First, I decided to hire someone(s) to help pack up the entire kitchen, dining room and family room (which is getting hardwood floors and new lighting as well). Second, I set up a working station out by the grill in our pool cage. A Ziploc freezer bag holds seasoning for salads and marinades, and a six-foot plastic banquet table serves as the prep station, with cutting board, knives, two metal bowls and a pan. Beside that will be table No. 2 as of next week: coffee pot-(under roof area) and mini microwave for the popcorn fixes during high-stress times.
Scenes from our renovation.