The stakes are high when it comes to kitchen remodels. It’s very important to do your homework and choose the right remodeling contractor. When working with a trusted professional, your kitchen renovation dreams are turned into a reality and increase your home value. When designing your kitchen, there are a lot of things to consider and potential mistakes to avoid. Let’s take a quick look at five kitchen renovation mistakes to avoid.
Mistake #1: Overlooking the Cabinets
Of all the kitchen remodel mistakes to avoid, this one is the most important. Your eyes and those of everyone else who enters your kitchen are drawn to cabinets and counters upon entering this important room of the home. The look and quality of the cabinets and counters are particularly important. If the cabinets are old or don’t make a visual impact, they will significantly reduce your kitchen’s value and aesthetic appeal.
If you splurge on any component of your kitchen, make it the cabinets. Choose cabinets that have a timeless design and match the hue of the counters. Maintain the cabinets as necessary and they will continue to be the highlight of your kitchen even after an entire decade.
Mistake #2: Forgetting About Storage
Kitchen storage is critical. You need a place to store plates, cups, small appliances and more. Most items need to be easily concealed until you need them. From toasters to paninis to mixers and more. Choose spacious storage solutions and you will be able to move just about everything off the counters, kitchen island, and/or table, tucking those items away in concealed spaces so you can focus on cooking. Don’t make one of the most common kitchen island mistakes in selecting a unit that has expansive surface area yet little-to-no storage. Maximize all opportunities for storage space and your kitchen will be that much better organized.
Mistake #3: Waiting to Choose the Appliances
This is hands-down one of the biggest kitchen design mistakes. Appliances are installed at the very end of the kitchen remodel, so many homeowners assume they aren’t as important as the other components of this revamped space. The contractor performing the installation should have measurements of the appliances down to the very last centimeter before measuring the cabinets. The last thing you need is for the cabinets to be too large to accommodate appliances.
Mistake #4: Failing to Obtain Samples
It is in your interest to order samples before making the financial commitment to specific kitchen remodeling materials including cabinets, countertops, and paint colors. Cabinet samples reveal the exact finish, style, and color of the wood, providing an invaluable opportunity to get a sense of how they will look in your new kitchen. So, don’t assume an image on a website is indicative of reality. Ask for a sample cabinet door, take a close look at it and you will be able to move forward in confidence.
Mistake #5: Insufficient Outlets
When in doubt, opt for more outlets rather than fewer. Even if you live alone, you will probably have friends or family over for dinners and social events. When you opt for more outlets than you think might be necessary, you will always have enough, even if you are making a holiday dinner for a dozen guests that requires the use of several kitchen appliances at once.
- Kitchens are the centerpiece of most homes – your investment will enhance your daily life and increase the value of your home.
- Designing a new kitchen is complex and there are many items to consider from layout to materials, and outlets.
- Lean on our experts for your kitchen renovation and you will dodge the pitfalls noted above and plenty more.
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