5 Mistakes to Avoid When Planning Your Kitchen Design





The kitchen is the place where people congregate the most. It’s a room where kids can do their homework while dinner simmers on the stove, where guests and loved ones can catch up over a meal or where those who love to cook can create something delicious. Because the kitchen is such an important part of the home, you’ll want to make sure the design and layout will keep you happy for years to come. Here are a few mistakes you should avoid when designing your new kitchen.

Not Enough Counter Space

When planning out your kitchen design, you’ll want to make sure you include enough countertop workspace. Assess how you currently use your countertops and come up with a plan that will give you enough space for your particular circumstances. The way you organize your counter space can make traffic flow efficient and comfortable, so be sure to consider the size of the room as well.

Not Enough Storage Space

When it comes to kitchen design, storage is key. It’s essential that your new kitchen design utilizes as much space as possible so that appliances, dishware and food all have a home. For smaller kitchens, consider installing cabinets over the refrigerator. Also consider installing shelves within your lower kitchen cabinets. Your kitchen will feel much bigger if ample storage space is available. Space saving, efficient, and convenient storage options abound. Pull-out shelving, drawer organizers, cutlery drawer inserts, drawer mounted or shelf spice tray inserts, and corner cabinet Lazy Susan’s are some of many great options to consider.

Insufficient Lighting

If there’s one room in the house that should have lots of light, it’s the kitchen. Beyond design and atmosphere, having sufficient lighting is also a safety matter. Evaluate your work spaces to determine which areas could use pendant lights. You can also use pendant lights above the sinks and breakfast bars to enhance their appearance. Under-cabinet lighting is another great way to ensure that you have sufficient lighting for your counters. With enough artificial and natural light, you can effortlessly show off your beautiful new kitchen design.

Only Sticking to Trends

Although some trends are worth the effort and costs, it’s important not to rely on them when designing your new kitchen. Deciding to use the season’s most popular color all over your kitchen may seem like a good idea at the time, but that bright yellow probably won’t have the same appeal down the line. Also, resist buying trendy, high-end equipment unless you’re sure you will use it.

Not Hiring a Professional

Deciding to take on a kitchen design project on your own can also be a costly mistake. When you don’t involve professionals, you run the risk of wasting time, money and energy. For safety and quality work, a professional is your best bet.

The professionals at Kitchen Solvers are aware of what it takes to avoid mistakes and make your kitchen remodel a success. Our kitchen designers are here to make your dreams a reality. Contact us today to start planning your new kitchen design right away.

And be sure to check out our article – Kitchen Styles – Which is Right For You When Remodeling?  if you are considering a kitchen remodeling project.

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