May 1, 2017
A kitchen is not only the heart of the home but also rather a large investment. The more complex the needs, the more likely that the kitchen design can go wrong. Mistakes are very costly in a kitchen. Instead of wasting money, rather learn from the mistakes made by others. Here are our top ten mistakes to avoid in designing your kitchen:
Forgetting the Basics
The tried and tested work triangle must be the cornerstone of your design. Ensure that your stove, sink, and refrigerator, if linked by imaginary lines, form a triangle.
Falling Prey to Trends
With a big-ticket item like a kitchen remodel, being too on-trend may come back to bite you when the fashion changes. Opt, instead, for kitchen cabinetry which lays a solid, classic foundation from which you can add up-to-the-minute accents.
Overlooking the Details
Now is the time to design kitchen cabinets to your personal requirements, such as additional drawer dividers, pantry pullouts, or a lazy Susan.
Losing Horizontal Surfaces
A good way to free up these valuable horizontal surfaces is to have sufficient storage in your kitchen cabinets for items which are not used often.
Blowing Your Budget
It is easy to get swept up by all that is available out there. Stick to quality craftsmanship that will stand the test of time.
Skimping on Cabinet Storage
Modern storage solutions in new kitchens maximize your kitchen to get the most out of your cabinets.
Your kitchen cabinet design must take into consideration drawers and cupboards which may bang into each other.
Too Few Outlets
You need more than the upper limit you had in mind. Consider a drawer or island outlet.
Taking It Too Seriously
It is a stressful upgrade. Yet it’s one that adds value to your home and enjoyment to your life.
Ignoring the Rest of Your Home
Your kitchen remodeling ideas may have you so excited that you forget to protect the rest of your home from the messy business at hand.