Kitchen is one of the most used spaces in any house so make sure it always gives a homey-vibe. Whenever you’re spending money on your kitchen, think of it as a long-term investment, choose wisely! You don’t want to be changing the cabinets and doors every other year! Who even has that sort of money?
Kitchen remodelling can be seriously drastic if not done right. Experts at Kitchen Infinity shared their experience that more than half the customers that reached out to them for kitchen remodeling had little to no knowledge of how they want to remodel their kitchens.
To get your kitchen looking stylish and practical, here are the most common and detrimental mistakes that contractors believe that homeowners should avoid.
Not making up your mind about your kitchen design can end up in a disaster. If you are unsure about the theme, countertop types, cabinet types or any element of your kitchen, don’t jump into it. Consult a professional remodeler if you can’t seem to reach a conclusion.
Continuously changing your mind can inflate your budget to unthinkable levels, so don’t rely on rough sketches. A little detour can cost in hundreds of dollars and you won’t want that, would you? Draw a map, explore all the options and then consult with a contractor to see the feasibility of your plan. Give planning extra time and effort!
2. Mixing Classic With Modern
Although it might sound like an in-fashion idea to mix classic styles with modern, sleek ones, this is where things start to go downhill. In the hopeless tries to mix modern aesthetics with classic wood ones, people often make blunders and end up having a confused looking kitchen. Cohesiveness is the key! Mix things up, by all means. But ensure that they make sense.
Instead of mixing a bunch of trends and styles, pick one trend for your kitchen and customize it according to your requirements.
3. Not Considering Appliances’ Placement
Have you had a hard time moving between your oven and fridge or the cabinet? I can relate since I’ve been stuck between my dining chair and microwave way more than I’d care to admit.
You can avoid that mistake by planning where you’ll place your appliances; microwave, grill, oven, stovetop, sink, toaster etc If you have a small kitchen, you might want to consider designnig in-cabinet appliances’ placement.
4. Don’t Forget Lighting Placement
This may seem odd to you but cutting vegetables and looking at the perfect golden-brown chicken also requires a good lighting! Chopping under shadows and eating under dim light can actually be very frustrating and depressing. They look romantic and cozy, sure, but they’re not very practical.
Correct lighting is crucial and equally important! Maximize natural light use as much as you can. Avoid low hanging lamps and lights. The last thing you want while working in the kitchen is accidentally bumping your head in a lamp!
5. Functionality Above Everything!
I mean it’s understandable to get a little carried away in the aesthetics and physical appearance of everything. But it not only needs to be appealing to the eyes but it also needs to be a place where you can easily cook.
The devil is in the details and those details make your kitchen more functional. Countertop edges, cabinet handles, cabinet panels, backsplash type – all these things need to be as practical as they should be aesthetically pleasing!
Now that we have listed down these mistakes, one thing that we should keep in mind while remodeling our kitchen is that it should be timeless. It’s easy to fall for the high gloss cabinets but do you think 5 years later it will still have that wow effect on you?