3 Common Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes
Remodeling your kitchen is one of the best ways to improve your home. A kitchen remodeling project will increase your home’s resale value, and because your kitchen is used so frequently and for so many different things, it can make your entire home more comfortable, more functional, and more attractive. Of course, however, in order to accomplish those things, your kitchen remodel needs to be perfectly performed from start to finish, and there are a number of things that could keep you from being totally satisfied with the project.
Many homeowners tend to make the same kitchen remodeling mistakes during their kitchen remodels, and it’s important that you try to avoid those. The best way to know that you’re not making these kitchen remodeling mistakes is to hire a professional you know you can trust for the job. At European Construction & Design, our Atlanta remodeling contractors can ensure that your kitchen remodeling project goes well from beginning to end, and we’ve also put together a list of the most common kitchen remodeling mistakes that homeowners make:
Designing an Inefficient Layout
The layout is the first part of your kitchen that you should design, and it’s probably the most important. You’ll need to make sure that you have quick, easy access to at least three parts of your kitchen: your refrigerator, your oven and stove top, and your sink.
You use these parts of your kitchen more often than any other while you’re working in it, so access to them is essential to your Atlanta home’s kitchen’s functionality. It’s also important that none of these things blocks access to another, so they shouldn’t be too close together. Problems with your layout may not jump out at you during the design stage, especially if everything seems like it will look great, but once you’re using your kitchen, these problems will be extremely frustrating.
Not Giving Yourself Enough Storage Space
When you’re designing your kitchen, it’s easy focus your attention on the visual elements, like the flooring, counter tops, back splashes, etc. These are important parts of the project, of source, but what is more important to a successful kitchen remodel is what you don’t see.
Having enough counter space is one of the most important parts of a kitchen’s design, but if that counter space will need to house some of your appliances that could otherwise be stored away, it will be wasted. Take an inventory of smaller appliances, pots and pans, and other kitchen items, and make sure that your new kitchen design leaves you plenty of space for these things.
Designing a Kitchen That’s Too Trendy
There’s no doubt that you want your Atlanta home’s kitchen to be attractive, and that should be one of your goals when you’re planning your remodel design. However, it’s important to make sure that you’re not too focused on current trends when you’re designing these aspects of your kitchen.
Most trends don’t last more than 5 years, and unless you’re planning on updating your kitchen every 10 years, it will look dated very quickly. We recommend that you focus more on the functionality of the design.