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Remodel Your Kitchen The Right Way And Avoid These Mistakes

Some people start their kitchen remodels in a hurry with only a vague idea of what they want. If they’re only focused on one or two specific desires, then they’re likely to make a mistake; sometimes these mistakes are very common and easy to avoid. Let’s take a look at some of these mistakes and how to avoid them, saving you tons of time, money, and frustration. 

Mindless Mistakes

  • Don’t Disregard the Details – It might seem like handles, a backsplash, or soft close hinges are minor things that can easily be added later, but you’re liable to pay unnecessary fees when you realize you want them, and they could have simply added them in at the same time as everything else.
  • Prioritize Your Spending – Determine how important to you your kitchen is. Do you spend a lot of time cooking for or with your family and friends? Or is it a trivial aspect of your home? Keep in mind what your kitchen means to you when deciding where to spend your money.
  • Lazy Layout Planning – When you’re designing your new kitchen, don’t put your door off-center; make sure it flows into the room naturally. Pay attention to your countertop space: too much crowds the room and too little will leave you cooking on the floor! Do your lights enhance the atmosphere or hog all the attention? And always measure twice! You don’t want your seating incompatible with your table or your drawers opening into your cabinets.
  • Custom over Contractor – Your Contractor is experienced and familiar with the world of remodeling; so, listen intently to their expertise. If they make a suggestion, think about it hard and play it out fully in your head: from prepping your meal to putting up the dishes, imagine how it will play out in your daily life.

From Beginning to End and Back

A lot of work goes into designing a kitchen and, while it may be hard to imagine every detail, drawing a design (even a bad sketch) with every appliance, light, and cabinet can help you avoid overlooking a small mistake. You must consider how the paint on the wall will look with the flooring; how the lighting will hang in view or tuck away; and whether you have enough seating for any guests you might have over. Draw a design that illustrates each detail, go over it again adding anything you may have forgotten, then do that one more time just in case. It’s like they say, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of medicine.” So, don’t under-think your remodel. In fact, thinking about it over and over again will show you if you get tired of your design or if you’ll love it for years to come.

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