Common Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

3_02Kitchen remodeling can seem like an overwhelming task. The kitchen has become the central social space of most homes, and you’re not going to want to go without that space for too long. Because of this, it’s important to make sure your remodel is done efficiently and effectively. Luckily, Kitchen Solvers has several kitchen remodeling tips to help you avoid common mistakes that occur when remodeling your kitchen.

Make Room for Storage

When coming up with a new design for your kitchen, don’t forget to include plenty of room to store bulky kitchenware and appliances. You may have limited space, but sufficient storage is essential to creating a functional, uncluttered kitchen area. It may be tempting to spend the majority of your budget on visual elements such as flooring and countertops, but make sure that you’re setting aside enough for accessible and abundant storage space.

Pick an Optimal Layout

In most kitchens, there is a “golden triangle” of activity: the sink, stove and refrigerator. Your kitchen doesn’t have to follow this particular layout, but it’s important to choose one that maximizes function and utilizes space.

A good layout will also make sure that there are no obstructed areas in your kitchen. You will want to make sure to have plenty of space to move around your kitchen island and to add seating, if desired. Take opened cabinets and drawers into account so you can avoid feeling crammed while cooking and congregating in your kitchen.

Choose Trends That Will Last

Each year there are new kitchen design trends, and each year some past trends go completely out of style. When deciding on style, make sure to consider whether or not you will love your choices a few months down the road. That bright, cherry red might be in style right now, but after staring at it every day, you might not think it’s so great.

Instead, choose styles, trends and details that you’ll be sure to love for years to come. Avoiding super trendy designs will add value to your home by making it easier and more likely for future owners to be satisfied with the look already in place.

Create a Plan and Stick to It

Moving from planning to execution is perhaps the most difficult part of any remodeling project. Decide on a course of action with one of our experienced professionals and then stick to it. Once work has begun, it can be time-consuming and expensive to change your original plan. Make sure you come up with a design that meets your budget and your individual vision. Once work has begun, ask questions and stay involved. This is your kitchen. It’s up to you to make the final decisions.

We want to make your dream kitchen a reality. The experts at Kitchen Solvers can help you every step of the way. And by avoiding insufficient storage, obstructed access, unenduring trends and incomplete plans, you can begin your remodeling project and become even closer to having your ideal kitchen.

Also, be sure to research kitchen remodeling costs and their return on investment as you begin to plan your kitchen remodeling project.

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