Whether you’ve been envisioning your dream kitchen for years or just inherited a home that badly needs an update, kitchen design mistakes are easy to make. To help you create a kitchen remodel success, Quality DesignWorks is offering some tips on kitchen remodeling mistakes and how to avoid them.

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Not Including Enough Space

Whether it’s counter space for working or cabinet space for storing, you should be thinking critically about how you can best utilize the space during a kitchen renovation. Even if you want to avoid knocking down walls to expand the area, vertical space is an often overlooked asset when it comes to storage. Remember to go high, go low, and get as customized as you need to give you space you can happily use for years.

Cutting Costs On Cabinets

While the price tag on quality cabinets might have you balking, we promise that it’s worth the investment. Lower cost cabinets may be easier to fit into your budget, but you’ll likely end up replacing them much sooner, costing you more in the long run. Additionally, not allocating a proper budget for cabinets will most likely impact the amount of storage space you ultimately end up having because you’ll be limited in your customization options.

Not Considering Your Workflow

A top reason for wanting a kitchen renovation is to achieve a kitchen that makes your daily life simpler and easier to navigate. However, it’s easy to get bogged down with budget considerations, the desire for add-ons, and decorative accents. Remember that the sink, stove, and refrigerator are the busiest areas, so you want to install these appliances in a layout that feels open and natural, allowing easy room to maneuver.

Choosing Appliances Last

While you might want to save pulling the trigger last on what will likely be the most expensive portion of kitchen remodeling, this should be one of the earliest considerations. When it comes down to it, it’s an easier task to choose cabinetry and hardware that matches the appliances, but can be a bit more difficult to do it the other way around. Plus, getting this out of the way early can help you get a better idea of the budget you’ll be working with for the rest.

Not Embracing The Creativity

Whether kitchen remodel ideas come easy or slow to you, it’s important to approach each aspect as a unique opportunity to make your kitchen perfect. Consider particular storage solutions such as toe-kick storage located under cabinets, or revolving shelves in corner cabinets. Also, consider the style of your backsplash. Because it will be a focal point for your whole kitchen, you should pick something that you love the look of.

Getting Overwhelmed With DIY

Doing projects yourself is a great way to cut costs, but trying to take on too much is a recipe for disaster that will ultimately end up costing you more. This is especially true if you’re working on a full kitchen remodel where lots of construction and installations will be required. When you’re investing so much money in a part of your home that you’ll use every day, it’s important to work with a remodeling contractor who can help guide you through the process while providing an exceptional kitchen makeover.

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