Kitchen Renovations: 4 Mistakes You Cannot Make

By on November 29, 2019
Kitchen

It’s a hugely expensive job, but considering the fact that most women over 50 spend the majority of our time in the kitchen, it’s one that we class as essential. As the title may have already given away, we are now referring to kitchen renovations and specifically, some of the key mistakes that are often made.

Granted, at this point, some of you may feel as though we are heading off on something of a negative tangent. In some ways this is true, but if you can avoid some of the things we are about to mention the results from your kitchen transformation will be completely worthwhile.

You choose your appliances last

For some reason, some people believe that all appliances are equal. This couldn’t be further from the truth and one only has to take a look at all of the different size fridges to see this.

Instead of trying to fit your appliances into your kitchen, base your design around the appliances. Let’s not forget that the oven, fridge, washing machine, dishwasher and everything else are the functional points of this room. In other words, they are essential – and you need to make them a focal point of the design.

It’s also worth mentioning that a new kitchen doesn’t have to have new appliances, and you can just rework your existing ones. Take a read of these tips for installing a washing machine to see how simple it is to move appliances around.

You forget storage

Nowadays, we’re all moaning about our lack of storage space. A lack of storage prompts more clutter, and this is something that everybody wants to avoid.

Sure, your appliances are important, as are your work surfaces. Try and implement some sort of storage to ensure that your brand new kitchen design isn’t riddled with the C-word though.

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You don’t think about the workflow

It sounds technical, but trust us, there is a kitchen workflow that you need to think about.

A concept that has existed for years goes by the name of the kitchen triangle. It attempts to link the fridge, oven, and sink – so you can navigate around the room freely.

It might be an old concept, but try and make it stick for your existing design. It will make cooking so much easier for you and your family.

You forget the finer details

The fun part of choosing a kitchen is looking at appliances and the overall design of the space. The not-so-fun part is all about the finer details. When we talk about these smaller parts, we are referring to the likes of the floor, wall, door handles and anything else that is typically missed. All of these hold practical functions, and all can work together to make a really big effect when it comes to the aesthetics of your room. As a result, when you start your kitchen renovation project, try and step back and look at the bigger picture to make sure everything has been tackled.

 

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Kitchen Renovations: 4 Mistakes You Cannot Make