Kitchen Renovation: Mistakes to Avoid

The decision to design a brand-new kitchen is a very significant one. As a matter of fact, the kitchen is one of the most vital spaces in any home.

Cooking, preparing food for the day, and gathering with loved ones for dinner are all done in the kitchen. Considering the importance of the kitchen, it is no surprise that it is the area which is most frequently renovated.

The floor plan, plumbing, electrical, usability, and aesthetic factors all need to be considered as you are planning the renovation. However, there are other factors to consider as well, which are discussed below.

In case you are about to embark on a kitchen remodeling or renovation project, here are some common mistakes you should avoid:

Not sticking to Choices in Materials and Style Selections

When remodeling your kitchen, you need to adhere to one original remodeling scheme. Be clear on the materials, the style and the look of your kitchen before you start. Try not to change them midway.

In the event that you change your mind during the remodeling process, that may affect how your kitchen looks at the end of the project. Changes like these can result in a kitchen that appears uncoordinated, and you do not want that to be the case in your kitchen.

We cannot emphasize the importance of having a well-detailed and fully developed remodeling plan before you start. Having a detailed plan will help you determine what your floor plan will be, how the materials will be used, how long the remodel will take, and how much each of these items will cost.

As a homeowner, you want a kitchen that will serve its purpose while also looking stylish in the rest of your house. You want a kitchen that you will enjoy spending time in. There is no doubt that a well-designed plan will solve this issue.

Not buying the appliances beforehand.

Another thing you should avoid while renovating your kitchen is putting off the appliances until the very last moment. This is probably something you should do before you decide on the design of the cabinetry you want to use.

In most cases, it is much easier to have your cabinets and countertops built to be compatible with the appliance than it is to do it the other way around. Additionally, we recommend that you buy your appliances before you make your cabinets.  Also if you cant buy them before hand at least get the exact measurements of the appliances you intend to purchase.  These appliances are the refrigerator, freezer, stove, and dishwasher.

Taking space for granted

It is imperative to keep in mind that the layout of the room is one of the most significant aspects. However, as you design your kitchen, you also have to keep in mind you need to make room for all of your appliances, equipment, and utensils. If you decide to buy more kitchenware later on or if you want to add to your already substantial collection of kitchenware, make sure your kitchen has enough cabinets, drawers, and cupboards for you to store it in. Make these choices wisely when building your kitchen from scratch.

Wasting space

In order to be able to work efficiently and quickly in your kitchen, you need it to be a well-designed space.   It’s important that your kitchen isn’t too small or too big.   Make sure the space is just the right size. Ensure that two individuals can walk together between tables, islands, and counters. By keeping your cabinets and appliances close by, you will also be able to make dinner making easier as you will walk less.

Incorrect planning of the island’s size

Having an island in the middle of your kitchen may be your desire, but be careful about its dimensions. Don’t make it too large for the size of your room.   You should be able to open and close your fridge fully if it is placed across the island.

If an island blocked your path whenever you needed to access the fridge or sink, it would be extremely inconvenient.

In some kitchens, the island is a detriment. The longer it is, or the smaller the space, the harder it is to maneuver around the island in the kitchen. In small rooms, peninsulas are a better solution.

Neglecting the Appliances

There is no point in having a gorgeous kitchen if you don’t have the right tools. Don’t overlook your appliances while you redo floors, walls, cabinets, and countertops. As part of a kitchen renovation, you may need to replace your stove, dishwasher, microwave, as well as the small appliances such as blenders, toasters, and sandwich ovens which are in your kitchen.

When remodeling your kitchen, you should consider the above factors.  Also, do not try to renovate your kitchen on your own. A specialist with proven skills should handle this challenging project to make sure your dream turns into a reality.

We provide Design & Décor of Kitchens

Considering a kitchen renovation project? Need a licensed general contractor? Kitchen remodels in the Seattle area are best handled by Legacy Team Construction Inc. From the planning phase through the construction phase, we take care of every detail. If you are looking for the most suitable remodel plan for you and your family, Legacy Team Construction can assist you.

We have extensive experience with construction and kitchen remodeling in the Seattle, WA area, so we can ensure you avoid costly renovation errors. You can count on us for innovative floor plans and beautiful  designs  in Seattle that will make your kitchen one of a kind!

If you would like to get a price quote about renovating or remodeling your kitchen, you can reach us at (425) 310-1545 for more information on our services.