Here at Complete Kitchen & Bath, we know your home is important to you, and we want to help you make it the best it can be. When it comes to home improvement, one of the most popular projects is kitchen remodeling. If you are planning a kitchen remodel of your own, keep reading to learn about three of the most common mistakes people make in regard to this process, and how you can avoid them.
- Wasting Space- While there’s nothing wrong with wanting to make your kitchen bigger, you should also make sure the layout isn’t wasting any of that space. One of the most common kitchen remodeling mistakes that we have seen is designing a layout in which all the core appliances are too far apart from each other. To avoid wasting space–and steps–arrange your refrigerator, stove/oven, and sink into a compact work core.
- Not Enough Clearance- A problem that is related but opposite in nature is making your kitchen aisles too tight. This mistake will make your newly remodeled kitchen more difficult to use than before, as it will be harder for people in your kitchen to maneuver around each other and force you and your housemates to get in each other’s way. To avoid this, have your architect or designer double check to make sure that your new kitchen has enough clearance around the main thoroughfares and work areas.
- Not Enough Storage- A third mistake that we see often in kitchen remodeling is failing to include enough storage space. In order to be able to use your kitchen effectively, you need to have enough room to hold all your food, dishes, and kitchen utensils and appliances.