When you embark on a kitchen renovation, whether it’s your first kitchen remodel or your fifth, it can seem overwhelming. There are so many features and components to consider, some of which you may not have even thought about before.
From features you might overlook or design strategies you’ve chosen to ignore, these are the biggest kitchen renovation mistakes you could make – and avoid.
Ignoring the Small Stuff
When you first start to think about your kitchen renovation, you probably think of the major pieces: the floors, the cabinets, the countertops and the overall colour scheme. But the details are just as important, and are often overlooked. Incorporate small features like drawer dividers, pantry organization systems and lazy Susans to increase your kitchen’s storage and avoid having to add them in the future.
Forgetting About the Work Triangle
The kitchen work triangle is a common design strategy for a reason. The sink, stove and refrigerator are the most commonly used areas in your kitchen, and making sure these areas work together and are arranged in a certain way can help increase your kitchen’s functionality. The work triangle never goes out of style.
Ignoring Your Budget
One of the first steps in any remodel, kitchen or otherwise, is setting a budget for your project. Creating a budget and deciding which features are most important to you can help you prioritize and portion out your budget accordingly. Kitchen cabinets usually cost about one third of your renovation budget, so keep that in mind when considering other features like appliances, countertops and floors.
Not Designing Your Kitchen Around Your Needs
When you embark on a kitchen renovation, you need to do more than pick out your favourite design from a home magazine or from Pinterest. While the style, colour scheme and features should appeal to you from an aesthetic perspective, also make sure you’re designing a space that works for your needs and for your family. Identify any issues your current kitchen presents, and figure out how your new kitchen can work better for you.
Choosing Your Appliances Last
When it comes to appliances, there’s no such thing as a standard size. Refrigerators, microwaves, ovens and dishwashers vary widely in size and may even come with features that require more accommodation. Choose your appliances first, so that the rest of your kitchen can be designed around them. This will ensure the perfect fit and will help you avoid any costly adjustments.
When you work with Sutcliffe Kitchens in Guelph for your kitchen renovation, you can expect full and complete service, from the design stage to the completion of your kitchen. Contact us or visit our showroom to get started!Contact Sutcliffe Kitchens in Guelph