Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid
Remodeling the kitchen is a major project that requires a lot of planning. At United Cabinet Store, we know that simple and often overlooked mistakes may lead to costly do-overs. So if you want to avoid costly repairs and future problems stemming from the wrong kitchen design, avoid these common remodeling mistakes:
Focusing too Much on Form, not Function
Everyone dreams of a good-looking kitchen but don’t be too carried away with the aesthetics. Most people are too focused on finishes and furnishings that they forget how they want to use the kitchen. The kitchen is one of the most important areas of the home so always prioritize function over form to avoid the mild annoyances that come from a poorly designed kitchen.
Design for Others
Don’t try to meet the expectations of other people for your kitchen remodeling. The outcome of the kitchen should suit your needs and lifestyle. It should feature all the design elements that you like. Large kitchen appliances, multiple cabinets, or ornate fittings may look good on some kitchens, but not others.
Ignoring the Triangle
So what is the kitchen triangle and why it is important? The kitchen triangle is an area that links three of the most-used areas of the kitchen: the sink, stove, and fridge. When designing the kitchen, there should be no obstructions to the kitchen triangle that impede proper flow. Narrow walkways, inconvenient door swings, or poorly placed islands could block the kitchen triangle, making your kitchen less efficient. Before the project begins, make sure the kitchen triangle is accessible at all times for a good flow.
Not Investing in Better Storage
Cabinets and shelves add functionality to a space and this ring true for kitchens. You want the cabinetry to mirror the overall design of the remodeled kitchen. The United Cabinet Store offers a diverse selection of cabinet designs that suit any kitchen.