Remodeling a kitchen is an exciting and involved project, but it is also a huge undertaking with room for many mistakes. Many of these mistakes can add additional costs and lead to problematic delays. But identifying and understanding these mistakes can help avoid them, says leading industry expert Kitchens By Premier. The company shares the top mistakes to avoid in kitchen remodeling.
Failing to Plan Adequately
One of the first mistakes homeowners make is failing to plan adequately before starting a kitchen remodel. After all, if it goes wrong in the beginning, it is very difficult to get on track.
Before starting the process, it's important to consider the goals, budget, and timeline, which helps homeowners make informed decisions about the materials, appliances, and design elements. It's also important to consider the space and layout of the kitchen, as well as plan (and budget) for any potential roadblocks such as plumbing or electrical issues. Failing to plan adequately can result in inefficient use of space, unanticipated expenses, and delays in completing the kitchen remodeling process.
Failing to Plan for the Disruption
The kitchen is the heart of the home, and if the kitchen remodeling project is to occur in an occupied home, it can cause a significant amount of disruption to the homeowners and the project. In the excitement of planning the remodel, many forget that the kitchen will not be usable, which means setting up a temporary kitchen or eating out. It also means having workers in your space and often a significant amount of dust and noise.
Not Considering Organization and Customization in Storage Spaces
Another common kitchen remodeling mistake is not optimizing the storage space with customized options such as sliding shelves and drawers, lazy susan shelves in corners, pull-out pantry spaces, and more. Not planning and customizing spaces for appliances such as stand mixers, blenders, crockpots, or juicers can lead to cluttered counter spaces and an inefficient kitchen.
Skimping on Lighting
Good lighting is essential in any kitchen, but it's often not a top priority during kitchen remodels. In addition to overhead lighting, it is important to consider under-cabinet lighting, pendant lights over the kitchen island, and even task lighting over the sink. Proper lighting can highlight the remodel and make it easier to work in the space.
Not Considering Maintenance
When choosing materials for a kitchen remodeling project, it is essential to consider the ease of maintenance and durability of the chosen materials. Before making final selections, it is crucial to research the product's care and upkeep to ensure it can withstand the anticipated use and that cleaning and maintenance are not too difficult to manage.
Failing to Work With Professionals
Perhaps the biggest mistake homeowners can make in a kitchen remodeling project is failing to work with a contractor with extensive experience. It is important to remember that while a contractor may have done many projects, they may not all have been related to kitchen remodeling. Because of this, it is imperative to work with a qualified kitchen remodeling company.
Rochester Kitchen Remodeling
Locally owned and operated, Kitchens By Premier offers best-in-class kitchen remodeling services. With a passion for excellence and innovation, the company has an excellent track record of providing customer-centric services in Rochester and surrounding communities. For more information about its services, products, and showroom, the company can be reached at (585) 367-4191.
Kitchens By Premier
3300 MONROE AVE STE 212
ROCHESTER NY 14618-4621