Avoid These Kitchen Design Mistakes

Contemporary kitchen living roomEveryone has an opinion about kitchen remodels. When it comes to remodeling your own, however, be sure to stick with what is right for you. We all have our own ideas of what we want our kitchen to look like, so be sure to stay true to those ideas. Of course, there is room for professional opinions and alternative options, but make sure it is something you love; after all, this is a kitchen you will most likely have for decades. As you get into your remodel, here are a few things to be careful of as you begin work.

When you are putting in new cabinets, make sure they reach all the way to the ceiling. The reason for this is because dust will collect on the tops of them and create unnecessary cleaning in your kitchen if they stop before the ceiling. There is very little you can successfully store there. It is a waste of space that can be better utilized. In addition, don’t skimp on the material or quality of your cabinets. They are something you will open and close constantly throughout the day. You want something that will look nice and last through normal every day wear and tear.

Stainless Steel is very popular these days, but it can be overdone. You want your kitchen to feel welcoming and inviting. Having the entire kitchen covered in stainless steel makes this impossible. It will become too institutionalized rather than homey.

If you are designing your small kitchen, remember that bigger is not always better. You may think that you need a large counter, fridge, oven, etc., but it will make your small space feel even smaller. Incorporate practical design elements that allow you to use your kitchen to its fullest capacity.

These are some of the basic design flaws that have the most negative impact on kitchen remodels. Ultimately, you will have to decide what is best for your space, but keep these things in mind as you make your decisions. You don’t want to do something that you will be regretting for decades to come.

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