We get it. Your kitchen is in desperate need of an update. But remodeling projects shouldn’t be rushed. In their haste to create the perfect space, many homeowners end up making costly mistakes. Here are five common pitfalls to avoid when giving your kitchen a much-needed makeover.
1. An Oversized Island
A kitchen island creates a nice space for food prep and dining. However, this feature can easily overwhelm the space. Keep the island’s dimensions in proportion to the surrounding space, taking into account workflow and foot traffic. The island should be within easy reach of appliances and adjacent counters.
2. Going Too Trendy
While it's important to choose materials and designs that reflect your individual taste, you may want to avoid trends that can quickly become dated. Shiplap and white cabinets are fashionable now, but will they be in 15 years? If you want to go with something bold, think about doing something small so you can change it easily in the future.
3. Deciding on Impulse
Planning is important when you are doing any remodel, including one for your kitchen. It's best to avoid making impulse decisions that you could end up regretting. When making decisions, take your time by giving yourself a few days to think about what you really want. Everything from the backsplash to the sink should be things that you love to see every day.
4. Not Hiring Contractors
DIY kitchen remodeling is never recommended if you don't have the appropriate experience. This can lead to many mistakes that you'll have to spend time and money fixing in the future. Instead, you should hire experienced professionals who can help you in each area of design and construction. With a team of experts on your side, you can have peace of mind knowing that your remodel will turn out looking beautiful.
5. Waiting to Choose Appliances
Your appliances are some of the first things that you can choose because they take up a lot of space inside your kitchen. Since these can also set the tone for the space, they should be the details you decide on first. From there, you can determine which cabinets, countertops, and backsplash materials look the best within your space. An additional benefit of purchasing these first is knowing where your budget stands for the rest of the project.
Is It Time to Remodel?
After you’ve selected the perfect colors, materials, and appliances, rely on The Plumbing Authority to make the plumbing in your new kitchen functional. Our experts have years of experience along with a passion for helping our customers achieve the best remodeling results possible. To schedule an appointment, call .