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Kitchen Remodeling: Oddities and Advice for Your Project

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The kitchen is the prime focus of the home. It is the place in which most of us spend the most time. If your kitchen isn’t serving you well, a remodeling project is the best option. New cabinets and countertops will undoubtedly look beautiful, but there’s a lot more to kitchen renovation than that.

Remodeling your own kitchen may be an exciting project that includes everything from flooring to backsplashes to equipment. It’s typically a joyful but difficult process with many moving parts; it’s easy to ignore things that might lead to serious issues later on.

To help you avoid these oddities in your kitchen, we’ve compiled a list of the top five kitchen renovation blunders, so you can avoid them!

Renovated Interior for modern trendy white kitchen
Renovated Interior for modern trendy white kitchen

Not Making Use of Every Space

We frequently associate this mistake with small kitchen remodels. Your cabinets should maximize storage space, and you should be deliberate in deciding which features are most necessary to incorporate. When space is limited, it is critical to make the most of every cubic inch! However, it is critical to prevent wasting space in large kitchens as well.

Wasted space might cause workstations to be excessively spread out, which implies more walking in the kitchen. If you have a large kitchen, consider how each area may be used and what you require in each place to be efficient. Whatever you choose, be sure it is suitable for you and your family.

Installing laminate kitchen counter top a kitchen remodel.
Installing laminate kitchen counter top a kitchen remodel.

Make Sure to Work with a Professional

Not working with a kitchen remodeling professional is one of the most common mistakes individuals make when redesigning their kitchen. Your kitchen should be created around you, not some preconceived notion of what a kitchen should be.

The design should take into account your existing physical abilities as well as any future limits. It should have characteristics that enhance the organization and availability of your dishes, food, and appliances, such as enough lighting and working areas. The designer will ensure that the custom cabinets match the quartz countertops, the tile floor matches the wall and trims colors, and everything else fits together to create the kitchen of your dreams.

Today’s kitchen remodeling companies offer different services. Kitchen remodeling companies in Seattle, Boston, San Francisco, and Portland offer the latest kitchen remodeling services that’ll make the entire process easier. In addition, working with a company for kitchen remodeling in Austin provides kitchen renovation services that emphasize the needs of the customer and construct a space that is both beautiful and useful.

No Heavy Lifting

Heavy lifting can lead to back strain and other health-related issues. You can avoid all heavy lifting during your move by hiring professional moving companies to assist you with the process.

 Neglecting Mechanical Systems

Plumbing, electrical/lighting, heating/cooling, and ventilation are all included. These functional systems have the potential to make or break a kitchen redesign. Your existing systems should be reviewed to see whether they are serving your current demands and if they will work well with your new kitchen and appliances.

You should also consider whether adding features would improve your new kitchen. A food prep sink on the island, dimmable under cabinet LED lighting, cellphone and tablet charging stations in drawers, lighting in base cabinets and toe kick spaces, built-in microwave drawers, in-floor radiant heat, and adequate, quiet range ventilation are all features that people appreciate.

Bright kitchen in a new home with open concept layout, light and airy, white cabinets countertops
Bright kitchen in a new home with open concept layout, light and airy, white cabinets countertops

Choosing the Appliances Last

Choosing your equipment last is one of the most common kitchen remodeling mistakes. Although it may be more enjoyable to arrange the cabinet layout and countertops first, always make sure to select your primary appliances first, and after that, create the plan around those proportions. If you order cabinets only to discover that you only have space for a smaller oven, you’ll be unhappy.

Being Indecisive

A typical kitchen may necessitate over 1000 options! Isn’t it absolutely incredible? Your current house and budget will make many of those decisions for you. Other choices can be made by convention (the exact positioning of door hardware, for example). Even so, there will be hundreds of decisions that you will either have to make yourself or delegate to your designer and contractor.

The essential thing is to take each decision carefully, weigh your alternatives, trust your instincts and the people who are assisting you, and never question yourself. That doesn’t imply you can’t ever change your mind; in fact, changing your mind may be part of the decision-making process. However, your kitchen will never be finished if you allow yourself to become immobilized while making decisions.

expensive kitchen
expensive kitchen

Final Thoughts

There will always be challenges throughout kitchen remodeling, but how well you address them will define your success. Avoid these five mistakes, and the outcomes of your kitchen redesign will be spectacular! Buckle up, relax, and make as many pit stops as necessary to reach your goal.



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Karen LeBlanc

Karen LeBlanc is a travel host and writer with a popular travel show, The Design Tourist, and a companion lifestyle blog. As a widely published travel journalist and content creator, Karen is a member of the North American Travel Journalists Association. She also serves as the Design and Travel editor of the national lifestyle magazine, LaPalme. Karen believes that every destination has a story to tell through its local art, architecture, culture, and craft. This immersive creative exploration begins with authentic accommodations where the narrative of place unfolds through art, accessories, accouterments, furnishings, fixtures, and food. 

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