A kitchen remodel is a huge financial commitment to make in your home. This is why it is extremely important that you make as few mistakes as possible. What may seem to be a good idea in your head could quickly turn into a huge burden that you deeply regret. But what mistakes could you be making? Here is our guide to some kitchen remodel mistakes to avoid.
Ignoring the workflow
The fridge, cooker and sink are the three busiest areas in the kitchen. They require a fair bit of space between each other so that if there is more than one person in the room, no one will get in the way of each other. Think about how you work best in your kitchen and create a layout that works around that.
When to buy your appliances
Picking your appliances towards the end of the design process is a BIG no-no. Why? Because you need to know that what you want will fit perfectly between your cabinets. If you do not know their measurements until you choose them, how will you know if they fit? Choose your appliances earlier to ensure you will know if your desired products will fit!
Picking the wrong size
If your purchases do not fit in your kitchen design, it can have a huge impact on how the space looks. For example, your kitchen stools need to be the correct height for your kitchen island, and your lighting shades need to be in proportion to the size of the room. Getting it wrong can make the room look incomplete, not to mention poorly designed. Keep a tape measure at hand and get into the habit of taking measurements before making purchases.
Do not say yes to anything unless you are absolutely certain that you’re happy with the design plans. By changing your mind halfway through the remodel, you can cause delays, unexpected costs, and frustration for both yourself and your fitters. Save yourself the trouble by making sure you are completely happy with the design before you take action.
You can never have too much storage space. Don’t even consider cutting back on storage when it comes to designing your new kitchen. Think about the many ways you can add extra storage solutions to the design and choose the best ones that will benefit the needs of your kitchen.
Many homeowners are extremely focused on remodelling elements such as countertops, flooring and appliances. Although these are important things to consider, this does not mean you should overlook smaller details in the process. You will often find that by overlooking the little things, you will see a huge difference in the overall finished design. Make sure you assign time to give every element the attention it deserves.
Sometimes your head will be brimming with design ideas, and that’s great! It’s good to consider a range of style ideas and elements that you can bring into your kitchen. However, this doesn’t mean you should use all of them. An overdesigned kitchen lacks in functionality and comfortability. It’s important to know when you need to reign it in a little bit so that you don’t go overboard. When thinking about each particular area of focus, consider the words of Coco Chanel: Take one thing away. Of course, we’re talking about kitchens here, not fashion. Still, taking one thing away could be the first step to helping you realise a few other elements that are not really needed.
Having the wrong kitchen design team
Of course, there’s no bigger mistake to make than having a kitchen design company that is simply not up to scratch. With EBKB, you won’t have to worry about this! We have worked on a wide range of kitchen design projects and have built a fantastic reputation for leaving our client’s with big smiles on their faces. If you’d like to learn more about our services, get in touch. We can even offer a free home design visit so that you can see just how amazing your kitchen could be.