Jan 28

How to Avoid Big Mistakes in Your Kitchen Remodel

The kitchen plays a dual role within the home. A kitchen has to be practical and functional. A functional kitchen requires sufficient cabinet and countertop space, good lighting (natural and artificial) and enough room to maneuver in. However, one of the essential things to keep in mind, when designing or remodeling the kitchen, is that the kitchen usually serves much more than a functional purpose in the home.

For many families, the kitchen is the heart of the home. It is often the site for early-morning and late-night conversations among family members and intimate friends. Many of our fondest family memories are associated with the kitchen in the homes we grew up in.

Mistake One – Neglecting Creativityremodel

People usually opt for the conservative over the more creative approach to design for a couple of reasons. First, the assumption is that the conservative approach is less costly. While in some cases this may be true, it is by no means true in every case. The second, and probably the more decisive reason, is a lack of confidence in one’s creativity. The lack of confidence is accompanied by the fear that the creative approach will spin out of control. Creativity held in check due to a concern that the end result will be less than desirable and that will be necessary to live with it for a long time.

Mistake Two – Not Using the Right Tools

When tackling a remodel by yourself it can be tempting to go the cheap or convenient route when doing the actual construction. While it may be ok to cut corners in some areas, an area you don’t want to go cheap on is tools. Having the right tool for the job can make all the difference for not only the remodeling process, but it can make a difference in the quality of the final product. Be sure to take the time to research what kind of tools you will need for each step of the remodel.

Mistake Three –Failing to Take Advantage of Storage Space

Kitchen cabinets contribute to the overall aesthetic and visual quality of the kitchen. It is equally important that cabinets be designed to make efficient use of space. Don’t design cabinets that fall short of the ceiling. It is wasted use of limited amount of storage space in the kitchen. You will also spend a lot of unnecessary time cleaning the dust off of the tops of the cabinets.

Author Bio

Lyndsi Decker is a freelance writer. Currently she is promoting fein multi-master tools. She can usually be found remodeling old houses and blogging about the process and outcome.

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