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Common Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes To Avoid

Common Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes To Avoid

You can make many mistakes when you are undertaking a kitchen remodel project. These mistakes could cost you money and time in the end.

You can remodel your kitchen successfully and avoid costly mistakes by planning and preparing properly. Discover below the most common mistakes to avoid when planning a remodeling of your kitchen.

1. Choose the wrong contractor

Hire the best kitchen remodeling contractor for the job. Consider more than just the cost of the project. Read the contractor’s reviews and choose the most reliable contractor. Ask for multiple bids, and make sure you get many questions answered so that the contractor you select understands what your project is all about.

Decide with the contractor what the most important features are for your kitchen – a larger kitchen island, more drawer and cabinet space, a food pantry and extra lighting – then allocate your budget accordingly.

2. Not planning enough storage

It is never a problem to have too much storage space in a kitchen. You should ensure that you have sufficient counter space, or work with your contractor to find ways to increase storage in the kitchen.

Plan well and make sure you have enough space to accommodate everything, from stainless steel kitchen utensils up to newly refurbished cabinets. To avoid ruining your newly renovated kitchen, you should adhere to your kitchen storage solution.

You can add more space for your utensils, crockery, and other items by adding upper cabinets or corner storage. Add cabinet doors that don’t open up against each other.

3. Underestimating the costs

Another common mistake is to not consider the total cost of the project. It is important to plan your budget before beginning any type of renovation.

Consider the costs of the kitchen remodeling project you are about to undertake when planning your budget. It is a good idea to set aside an extra 10-15% of the cost for your kitchen remodel so that you can cover all your kitchen renovations.

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4. Failure to obtain a permit

When you hire professionals to remodel the kitchen, make sure they have all of the required city or county permits. In the event of an unexpected inspector, failure to have permits can result in fines or other legal issues. Always ask for proof of licenses and permits before signing contracts or paying upfront.

5. Neglecting the lightning

When planning a kitchen renovation, it’s easy for homeowners to forget about lighting. Lighting is often taken for granted, and without much thought.

You can prepare food faster and more efficiently with adequate lighting. It also revitalizes you. You should pay special attention to lighting over your stove, and on the kitchen countertops where you spend most of your time.

6. Neglecting the electrical system

You may be tempted to ignore the electrical system. However, you must ensure that all electrical systems and appliances are functioning correctly.

Before you begin any renovations, make sure that all your electrical systems are current. Otherwise, you could face safety risks in the future.

7. Measuring too carelessly

Take multiple measurements before purchasing new kitchen cabinets or appliances. It’s easy to overlook something when you measure by yourself. Remember to include electrical outlets and water lines. To avoid having to replace any appliances or fixtures in the future, they must be fitted perfectly.

Be sure to consider all aspects when remodeling your kitchen, from the flooring to the island and cabinet hardware. Make sure that the space is functional and meets your needs.

8. The trend-based approach to remodeling

You may be tempted to follow the latest trends when planning your kitchen remodel, but there are better options. This is a common kitchen remodeling mistake that you should avoid. You must also consider the cost and utility of your project.

You might choose hardwood flooring for your kitchen. However, if you are looking for a cheaper option, LVP (luxury Vinyl Planks) is a great choice.

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9. Changing your mind about furniture and appliances

Experts advise that even though everyone experiences moments of uncertainty, you should wait to start the remodeling process until your preferences, materials and appliances are completely decided. This will save time, money and headaches.

A big mistake would be to choose your kitchen cabinets first, then change the appliances. Consider how you prepare food and what changes you will need to make in your existing kitchen before making any decisions.

In conclusion

It can be a daunting task, but it is also rewarding. You will find the best way to proceed if you carefully consider the various aspects of your kitchen remodeling project.
We hope that these mistakes you should avoid will be helpful to you if you are planning a kitchen renovation. Set realistic budgets and goals, and hire a contractor who can complete your project on time and on budget.

Need help getting started with your renovation? Contact us for help with any step of your renovation.