5 Common Mistakes (to Avoid!) When Remodeling Your Kitchen
Wednesday, November 18, 2020

Are you getting ready to remodel your kitchen? It's exciting to think about your new space, but it's not such an easy task.

There are plenty of rookie mistakes that you can make when you're remodeling your kitchen, and even making one mistake can cost you a lot of time and money. It's best to know what to look out for ahead of time.

How do you get started? We want to help. Keep reading for some of the most common mistakes that we see when people are doing a kitchen remodel.

1. Not Sticking to a Budget

The first step in any remodeling process is budgeting. Figure out how much you're willing and able to spend on your kitchen.

In this budget, you need to break down each part. How much can you spend on countertops? What about appliances, or flooring?

Make a list of things that you need and things that you want. Make sure the needs come first and the wants come after you've made adjustments.

2. Forgetting About Function

You want a beautiful and stylish new kitchen, but more than that, you want a kitchen that's easy to work in. Form over function is a bad move here.

What's your general kitchen workflow like? Do you need a lot of space between the stove and the kitchen island? How often do you go back and forth between the refrigerator and the oven?

These things will be different for everyone, so figure out your kitchen workflow before you get started.

3. Ignoring Storage Needs

Do you bemoan your lack of storage? When you renovate your kitchen you have the unique opportunity to get the exact amount of storage you need.

If you find yourself running out of room, why not get a pantry in your new kitchen or storage within your brand new kitchen island?

Storage is something that too many people forget about until the project is already done.

4. Not Considering the Rest of the House

You have a beautiful, sleek, ultra-modern kitchen. How does that fit into your vintage Victorian-style home?

When you create your new kitchen, make sure you're thinking of the bigger picture. Your kitchen is a piece of your home, and it shouldn't be jarring when you enter it from the next room over.

You don't have to have a perfect match, but make sure that it fits.

5. Trying to DIY It

If you're not an experienced remodeling expert it's in your best interest to hire professionals for the job. While you might think that you're saving money by doing it yourself, you'll actually waste money on supplies when you make mistakes.

You'll also waste a lot of extra time. Professionals know how to do things quickly while still doing them right.

Remodeling Your Kitchen? Avoid These Mistakes

Now that you know what not to do, it's time to start remodeling your kitchen. Start building your budget, image-boarding your ideas, and reaching out to professionals to get the job done.

We have the professional contractors that you need to build your dream kitchen. Check out the services that we offer and reach out today.