Just about to begin a fantastic remodel of your kitchen? Great, and I can help with pointing out some of the most common mistakes that people make and also some useful and valuable tips for a successful and stunning kitchen remodel. It is better to know about these before you begin your makeover!
Some Common Mistakes:
Getting too carried away.
Perhaps you don’t need to regut the whole kitchen…maybe a cosmetic makeover will do better. Try to imagine what the overall effect will be in keeping with the rest of the house – will a sparkling and sophisticated new kitchen only serve to underline and highlight the inadequacies of
the rest of your home?
Leaving out some of the essential features that you must plan for in your kitchen remodel.
Consider ALL the elements of kitchen design. See the website listed to access all the essential ones that you may not remember.
Setting an unrealistic budget, that is almost always considerably under the finish cost.
Take long enough to plan carefully in detail, so that you can price most of the materials and services you will need. Do the legwork to get quotes and prices of everything you’ll need. Set your budget before you start.
Forgetting to provide enough storage and good functionality.
Forgetting to match what you want to do in the kitchen, with how you design it. Make it functional…research the ‘work triangle’ and consider storage carefully. Most kitchens never have enough!
Having long time delays that are costly and avoidable. You may find contractors putting off your work while they attend to other clients.
Co-ordinate the project carefully, so that tradespeople are aware of pour plans and are available when you need them and you can make the best use of your time and theirs.
Making the kitchen style completely at odds with that of the rest of your house.
The style of your kitchen should blend well with the overall style of your home.
Changing your mind in the middle of the process if you have better kitchen remodel ideas. This will cost you time and money – perhaps LOTS!
Make a list and pre-plan to change the entire layout of the kitchen to avoid the things that annoy you about your present kitchen. This may be not enough room to open the oven door properly or the pantry shelving being too deep so that you can’t see what is at the back.
Being inflexible and too set on your design and materials.
Think ‘outside the box’ to find solutions, and be flexible. You will definitely have to change at least one thing in your plan along the way, so be prepared for this and don’t let the whole remodel founder because you can’t see another way.
Being too ‘out there’.
You may love scarlet cabinets, but many won’t! And even if you say that since this is your favorite color and you must have it in your kitchen, you will find that one very strong color in large expanses where you see it every day, will start to become demanding and irritating.
So stay with the tried and tested and perhaps tone down your wilder impulses a little!.
Finding that you don’t have the time and energy to devote to what is a very time-consuming exercise.
Relinquish control to someone else (a designer will take on the load and free you of all the hassles. This is good value for money because they are aware of the smaller details and associated problems, so let them do the hard “behind-the-scenes activities for you.
Avoid these common remodeling mistakes now that you are aware of them! Use the tips suggested if you find yourself falling into one of these traps.
If you approach this undertaking seriously, do the research, plan carefully, get the quotes, and stick to a schedule, you should have a very satisfying experience as you remodel your kitchen.
But if you are ill-prepared and don’t give it enough attention or time and you aren’t committed to getting the best for your money, then despite all the greatest kitchen remodel ideas and tips, it could become a horribly frustrating experience, which will set you back both in time and money!
Source by Susan Fuss