It is easy to make these mistakes when renovating your kitchen. These mistakes can be avoided by planning ahead. We have some tips to help you avoid them.
COMMON KITCHEN REMODELING MISTAKES
QUALITY PRODUCTS ARE NOT USEABLE
When renovating your kitchen, it is important to choose high-quality products. If they aren’t durable, even beautiful products, they won’t be able to do much. If the countertop isn’t strong enough to withstand heat and water as well as food residue, it can be used more as decoration. This is true for appliances and range hoods that are too small or ineffective.
FORGETTING YOUR BUDGET
You are creating a budget to determine how much you can and will spend on your kitchen renovations. Once you’ve established a realistic budget, prioritize the most important parts of your project and allocate funding to them. If you live in an older house, don’t forget to include unexpected costs in your budget. It’s better to stay within your budget than to go over.
NOT TO MAXIMIZE YOUR FLOOR PLANS
It is important to maximize the space available. An incorrectly shaped island can take up space and cause disruptions in the flow of your kitchen. It is also important to keep in mind the “kitchen triangle”, which is the stove, fridge, and sink. These areas are the most used in your kitchen, so they should be easily accessible and located in close proximity to each other. This will allow you to work more efficiently and avoid having to carry hot pots or boiling water around the kitchen.
CHOOSING THE WRONG FEATURES
While it may be a great idea to choose your kitchen features based upon trends and personal interests, this could not work well if your goal is to increase the home’s resale values. A brightly colored backsplash or colourful counters and cupboards might be a good choice, but it could also make your kitchen less attractive to potential buyers. A neutral palette is safer overall. You can add your own personal touch with bright decor.
NON HIRING A CONTRACTOR
You may believe that you can do the kitchen remodel yourself. There are many things that need to be done correctly and require expert knowledge. This includes plumbing, electrical, and gas work. It also includes necessary permits, task management, communication with suppliers, and dealing with contractors. You could end up with a poorly designed, unreliable kitchen or a lengthy renovation if you attempt this yourself.