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Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

A kitchen remodel will probably be a significant investment for you and your family.  There are some common mistakes to avoid if possible.

  • A larger kitchen does not necessarily translate to a better kitchen.  If you are not overly cramped, work with the space you have.  A good design will go a long way to creating a good work flow and still allow room for visiting. 
  • Check out the lifespan of your appliances.  Stainless steel looks nice, but is that where you want the focal point to be?  Handprints are difficult to avoid and the exterior can look tacky after only a short time. 
  • Cabinets are a critical element in the kitchen.  A good quality will go a long way.  Saving a bit of money but ending up with a flimsy product will not be a good investment.
  • Don’t fill every space.  Leave some open room or negative space.  Leave walls plain or add decorative items.  Increase your windows or add a patio door.
  • Standalone ovens may seem nice, but really are not practical.  Be sure you have allowed enough work area to do your prep and to take things out for cooling.