You spend a lot of time in your kitchen, so you’ll want any remodeling projects to leave it perfect and just the way you need it. That means you’ll have to put a lot of planning into any remodeling that you plan to do.
Here are three common kitchen remodeling mistakes to avoid during your project to help ensure everything goes smoothly:
- Attempting a DIY remodel: If your kitchen remodeling project only consists of changing out the dishwasher or redoing the flooring, you might be able to successfully handle it on your own. Otherwise, it will save you time, frustration, and potentially even money to hire a professional contractor to handle everything for you. They’ll have the necessary tools, supplies, experience, and training to ensure everything goes smoothly and turns out just the way you imagined.
- Ignoring the kitchen work triangle: If you cook in your kitchen, you know that you bounce back and forth between the sink, refrigerator, and stove. This is known as the kitchen work triangle. One of the largest mistakes you can make during a kitchen remodeling project is rearranging the kitchen in a way that will disrupt the flow of this triangle. You will want to be sure that all three parts are easily accessible and fairly close to ensure a stress-free environment in the kitchen.
- Choosing appliances last: You may be tempted to choose your appliances last during your kitchen remodeling project to make sure you have enough money for everything else first, but this is a bad idea. Choosing and measuring your appliances first can help you get the right measurements for your countertops and cabinetry, which can be custom fitted around the appliances. You won’t have to spend time desperately finding just the right measurements for a fridge or dishwasher that can squeeze into the space between cabinets.
These are just a few of the most common remodeling mistakes to avoid. Give us a call if you would like to learn more.