Common Mistakes When Remodeling a Kitchen
Remodeling your kitchen is an excellent way to increase your home’s resale value, and it can help you make your entire home more comfortable, attractive, and functional. Kitchen remodeling is one of the most popular home improvement projects for homeowners to take on, but if you’re not totally satisfied with the remodel, it could have a negative effect on your home. There are plenty of things that could go wrong during this type of project, and there are some common pitfalls that homeowners should try to avoid.
When homeowners are remodeling their kitchens, there are some common mistakes that they’ll make. The best way to ensure that you don’t make these mistakes is to plan your project carefully, which is something that the New Orleans remodeling contractors at Berthelot Construction Services can help with. Our experts have also compiled a list of the most common mistakes that homeowners tend to make and what you can do to avoid them.
1. Designing an Inefficient Layout
When you’re planning the layout of your new kitchen, you need to make sure that you have quick and easy access to at least your refrigerator, your oven and stove-top, and your sink. These parts of your kitchen need to be close together, but no part of any of them should block access to another.
These are the most frequently used parts of your New Orleans kitchen, and your kitchen will lose much of its functionality when they aren’t easy to access. During the design stage of remodeling project, you should focus on making sure that you’ll be able to use these parts of kitchen efficiently at all times. A lack of access may not jump out at you during the planning stages, but when you’re using the kitchen regularly, you’ll notice these problems constantly.
2. Not Giving Yourself Enough Storage Space
Many homeowners—and many remodeling contractors—tend to focus their attention on the visual elements of a kitchen during a remodel: the flooring, counter tops, and appliances. These aspects of your project are, of course, important, but what more important to a successful kitchen design is often what you can’t see.
For a kitchen to be functional, you will need plenty of counters pace, but if that counter space will only be used to house appliances that could otherwise be stored away, it will be wasted. Take an inventory of smaller appliances, pots and pans, and other kitchen items, and ensure that you’ll have plenty of space to store them.
Our remodeling contractors can work with you to find some creative design solutions to help you keep your kitchen organized.
3. Designing a Trendy Kitchen
There’s no doubt that you want your New Orleans home’s kitchen to be attractive, and that should be one of your goals when you’re planning your remodel design. However, it’s important to make sure that you’re not too focused on current trends when you’re designing these aspects of your kitchen.
Most design trends are short-lived, and even if the trends stay up-to-date for five years, remodeling your kitchen twice in ten years is most likely not reasonable. So while you do want your kitchen to look great, our experts recommend that you first make sure the kitchen is functional is comfortable.
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