Homeowner says: Could you just throw together a temporary kitchen in the basement? We don't need much—fridge, stove, couple cabinets, countertop, sink, dishwasher. In fact, it will be fun.
Contractor says: Absolutely. It is vital that you be able to go about your daily life with the minimum disruption.
Contractor thinks: 'Just throw it together' usually means 'It won't take you long so don't ask me to pay...'