Decided to renovate your kitchen but worried about making mistakes? If so, you’ve come to the right place.
Kitchen renovations are one of the, if not the most impactful spaces you can renovate in your home. While there are numerous DIY articles and TV shows out there designed to provide you with inspiration, there are so many ways in which the process can go wrong.
In this article, we’ll discuss how to avoid common errors newbie (and even seasoned) renovators make when starting a kitchen renovation, how you can avoid them and where to go when you need help.
Common Mistakes to Avoid in Your Kitchen Renovation
Here we’ll detail some of the most common mistakes renovators make when starting their kitchen renovation.
Whether you’re a seasoned renovator or attempting your first remodel, planning is crucial. Before you start removing walls, rejuvenating your countertops and replacing appliances, the first step is to plan.
A comprehensive design will help ensure your renovation runs smoothly, you know exactly what you want and need and everyone is on the same page.
Choosing the Wrong Design
It’s easy to get carried away with designing and planning. But at no point should you feel pressured to choose a design that isn’t right for you and your home. As good as something might look on screen or in magazines, you need to be certain that it’s adaptable to your needs and how you want your kitchen to look.
Another thing that goes hand in hand with choosing the right design for your kitchen is sizing. Over the years, we’ve seen many renovators come and go, but we can’t stress enough how important it is for you to measure your space before choosing the appliances, fixtures and fittings you want in your kitchen.
The last thing you want is to order a brand new, custom-made kitchen countertop, only to find it doesn’t fit.
Relying Too Heavily on Trends
Relying too heavily on trends is where we’ve seen many of our customers come unstuck. Everyone loves a trend but what matters when choosing the kitchen remodel for you and your family is longevity.
Really think about the features you want in your kitchen and if the trend you are following is something you’ll be happy with in years to come. If you don’t think this is the case, you may want to consider other options.
Lack of Functionality
Having a great looking kitchen is one thing, but you need to ensure it is functional. Some of the key things you need to consider when developing a beautiful yet functional kitchen are:
- Storage – have you got enough kitchen cabinets?
- Space – Is there enough space for people to move around when they use the kitchen? Have you got the preparation space needed for larger meals, or is everything condensed?
- Size – Will your preferred appliances and fixtures fit in the space? Would you be better with a farmhouse or butler’s sink?
- Lighting – Can you see what you’re preparing? Do you need more lighting over your countertops or less?
- Layout – is that island bench in the right place for your requirements?
Prioritising Cost Over Quality
Renovations can be expensive so we understand the desire to cut costs where possible. But in our opinion, you shouldn’t prioritise saving money over investing in quality.
At Builders Discount Warehouse, we specialise in providing our customers with quality materials, fixtures and fittings that won’t break the bank.
Changing Your Mind
Changing your mind halfway through is one of the worst things you can do when working on a kitchen renovation. That’s why it’s crucial to plan and choose the design you want before you start.
Commit to your decisions and don’t doubt yourself, as changing your plan may end up costing you time and money you don’t have.
Not Asking for Help
Not asking for help is one of the things we see a lot of our customers struggle with.
At Builders Discount Warehouse, we love to help and encourage you to approach us with all your design questions, no matter how big or small. From the design stage to choosing the right features at prices you can afford, our experienced team is on hand to help.
Need assistance with your kitchen design? Contact our experts today.