Renovating your kitchen can be one of the most exciting home improvement projects you can undertake, especially if you’ve been sitting on the idea for a while. Still, it’s also crucial that you plan and think about your dream kitchen before you get started.
If you want your kitchen renovation to run smoothly, watch out for these mistakes:
Forgetting about Storage Space
Even though we all want our kitchen to look as beautiful as possible, don’t sacrifice functionality for aesthetics. Remember how much storage space you need before you set your sights on a final design. Consider how often you use the kitchen, how many belongings need to be stored, and where they will go after you change your kitchen’s design.
Ignoring “The Triangle,” aka the connection between the stove, the sink, and the refrigerator
The Triangle refers to the connection between the stove, the sink, and the refrigerator, the most used appliances in the kitchen. In simple terms, don’t put these too far away from each other or create an awkward design in which you can’t get from one to the other quickly, especially if you spend a lot of time in the kitchen.
Changing the design plans last minute
It is easier to make changes before the project starts, so make sure you genuinely want to stick to your chosen design. Changing plans in the middle of the project not only delay the final result but can also add additional costs to your project. For example, suppose you decide you don’t want a granite countertop, but the materials have already been purchased. In that case, you’re going to have a big headache trying to return the materials and buy the new ones for your new vision.
Not having a vision board
Having a vision board not only will make it easier for you to know how you want your kitchen to look, but it’ll also be a great aid when communicating with professionals and letting them know what you want out of this project. If you want to make your own vision board, we recommend using Houzz. Here not only you’ll find different styles for you to save, but you can also find professionals in your area who can help you with your renovation.
Not having a reasonable idea of time or budget.
Even though this applies to any renovation project, it’s still worth mentioning. Don’t go into a kitchen renovation without researching how much time and money you’ll need to achieve the desired result. Talk to several professionals, and get their input so you know how long and how much it’ll take. If you realize you don’t want to spend as much and not have a fully-functioning kitchen for nine months, then it’s probably best to rethink your project and try something more minor yet impactful.
If you don’t want to make any of these mistakes, the best thing you can do is to hire the right team of professionals. When you invest in the best construction team, they will guide you and help you understand the process prior to starting, so that your kitchen remodel isn’t more painful than necessary.
Here at 1020 Builders, we’ve renovated many kitchens in homes, townhouses, condos, and apartments. If you’d like to start remodeling your kitchen, you can call us at (410) 220 5161 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more about what we can do for you.