Things to avoid when remodeling your kitchen

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While doing this, there are some mistakes to avoid because it may make your efforts yield nothing or you may end up not achieving what you originally wanted. This article covers the mistakes you should look at as you plan your remodeling.

Failure to plan

Just like everything else you can ever think of, failure to plan something properly makes it liable to errors. A successful Kitchen remodeling plan requires an end goal and vision in mind so you would not be working around aimlessly without knowing what you are trying to achieve. Having a plan will also influence the kind of decisions you make because you would not want to make decisions that do not get to the final vision you are trying to achieve. So you start your remodeling, Sit down, think about what you want to achieve with your kitchen, and make a plan on how to achieve it.

Underestimating the cost

One of the things you will not be able to control is the price of your resources. While making a budget during your planning, it is very easy to make guesses about the true cost of the items but it is better to be on the safer side. The safer side is to first confirm the prices of the things you need like flooring, countertops, cabinetry, lighting, accessories, and appliances. Even when you have confirmed the price, to be on the safer side, it will be best to add 15%-20% percent extra which would come in handy in the case of a change in the price of the product. This will prevent any form of delay that may arise in the case of an unexpected price change.

Choosing appliance after cabinetry

When we tell people to choose their appliances first, they don’t take them seriously.  The mistake with choosing your appliances after the cabinetry has already been installed is that you will buy appliances that will be inches different from the cabinetry made. As little as an inch may seem, having those differences here and there would make the finished work of remodeling your kitchen look bad. Your cabinetry should be done according to the specs of the appliances you will be using on them and not the other way around.

Ignoring the kitchen’s triangle

A kitchen triangle is making sure that your stove, sink, and refrigerator are within a few feet from each other so that it would be easy for you to efficiently move around while using your kitchen. Having your major kitchen appliances within a close—but not too close—range makes them more functional than when they are far away from each other.

Being too trendy

Understandably, we live in a world where trends are everything. But there is a need to understand that as far as remodeling your kitchen is concerned, it is much preferable to go with the timeless look. The reason for this is that you do not want to base your kitchen on something that only lasts one season and then you will have to live with that decision many seasons after the trend has faded away. Since you can’t keep remodeling your kitchen each time to fit the flow of trends, it is better to do something that still looks its best and is appealing season after season.

Underestimating storage

Just like we may all agree that underestimation is something that should not be done when remodeling your kitchen. It is not just enough to avoid underestimating the cost, you must also be careful of underestimating your storage. You may have your mind on keeping storage for your pots, pans, and appliances but be reminded that you will need to store a lot more than that. It is much better to find ways to add storage spaces in as many ways as possible so you will not have different things lying around on your cabinet when they should be stored somewhere else.

Walking into it alone

While being a DIY kind of person is good and adventurous, going into remodeling your kitchen alone will most likely end up badly. It is a risk you don’t need to take. You can do all things according to the DIY videos and some little things you didn’t take note of may end up messing up the work for you. You may also mistakenly leave out important details that can’t be overlooked. Making mistakes while remodeling may lead to living with an alt you do not like or having to start over again which means additional cost and effort.  Instead, Involve a kitchen design expert. The expert will be there to help you perfect your remodeling plans, Offer advice and tips that would make your work easier and cost-effective. When you deal with a really good design expert, you can even be assured that they would recommend some ideas to you that you may not have considered yourself.


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