5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Renovating Your Kitchen

Kitchen Renovation - Common Mistakes to Avoid

A kitchen renovation is exciting. You are probably imagining stunning countertops, new appliances, and maybe even an island to streamline your food prep. Most people who renovate their kitchen do so about once every ten years, so it’s important to get it right, or you’ll be living with your expensive mistake for the foreseeable future. To help you out while you get ready, here are a few kitchen renovation tips so you can avoid common mistakes while you build your dream kitchen.


Forgot to Think About Spacing

Far too many kitchen renovations focus on the materials and appliances, without enough thought given to the space in the room. Common mistakes include not designing enough aisle space between your island and the wall. You’ll need enough room to walk, of course, but, depending on your layout, you may also need space to comfortably open the oven or refrigerator door.

 

Went for the Biggest Island Available

Kitchen islands are great, but if your island is oversized, you may find it more of a hassle than a help. Limit your island to a maximum of four feet wide, so you can easily reach the other side without having to stop what you’re doing to walk around. You’ll also want to limit your island to ten feet long. Anything longer, and it becomes inefficient and time consuming to walk around.

 

Built a Kitchen That Didn’t Fit Your Life

There are some materials that look fantastic when they are first installed but might not withstand the pressure from your home. If your lifestyle includes small children, for example, you would be better off with non-stain countertops like quartz, rather than marble which can stain.

Bought Furniture That Was Too Large

The last thing you want after spending a lot of money renovating your kitchen are pieces of furniture that don’t fit the room. Make sure to measure spaces for bar stool that fit within the island, and kitchen tables and chairs that fit within the allocated area.

 

Didn’t Plan for Enough Storage

During a kitchen renovation most people think about new appliances, shiny countertops, and durable flooring, but forget to include sufficient storage areas. Before you finalize your renovation plan, make sure you have the space you need for your small appliances, cookware, utensils, cutlery and food.

Hope these kitchen renovation tips help you avoid upsetting and potentially costly mistakes while you build your dream kitchen.