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Common Mistakes Homeowners Make During Kitchen Remodeling Projects

Westchester Kitchen RemodelingRemodeling the kitchen is one of the most popular home improvement projects for homeowners to tackle, and there’s good reason for that. The kitchen is the hub of the home, so remodeling it can easily make your entire look and feel much better, and it can also immediately increase your home’s resale value. However, there are some mistakes that homeowners frequently make during these types of projects.

There are a few pitfalls that are common among homeowners who are remodeling their kitchens. The best way to avoid them is to simply make sure that you plan your project carefully, which is something that the professional Westminster remodeling contractors at S&S Remodeling can help you with during your project. Our professionals have also put together a short list of a few of the most common mistakes that are made during kitchen remodeling projects, along with the best ways to avoid them:

Designing a Bad Layout

The layout of your kitchen is an essential part of the design, and the design of your new kitchen is the backbone of your project. The best way to ensure that you have a great layout is to make sure you’ll always have access to:

  1. Your refrigerator
  2. Your oven and/or stove
  3. Your sink

These parts of your kitchen need to be close to each other, but you also need to ensure that no part of any of them blocks access to another. They’re the most frequently used parts of your Westminster home’s kitchen, and your kitchen will lose much of its functionality when they’re not accessible.

You might not notice that these parts of your kitchen aren’t as accessible as they should be during the design stages, but once you’re using your kitchen regularly, it will be extremely important.

Not Giving Yourself Enough Storage Space

Many homeowners (and many remodeling contractors, for that matter) tend to focus too much of their attention on the aesthetic aspects of a kitchen remodel, like the flooring, counters, and back splashes. Of course, these parts of your kitchen are very important, but the parts of your kitchen that you can’t see are often the most important.

Take an inventory of smaller appliances, pots and pans, and other kitchen items, and make sure that your new kitchen design leaves you plenty of space for these things. Our remodeling contractors can help you find some creative ways to make the most out of the space that you have in your kitchen.

Designing a Kitchen That’s Too Trendy

Of course, one of the most important parts of your kitchen remodeling project is making the space more attractive, and there’s no reason you shouldn’t try to make it look great. However, it’s important to keep in mind that current aesthetic trends likely won’t last long. Most design trends are very short-lived, and even if they stay up-to-date for five years, remodeling your kitchen twice in a decade is most likely not feasible. So while it’s not a bad idea to make sure that your kitchen looks great, our remodeling contractors recommend that you focus mainly on making sure that it’s functional.

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