Are you planning a kitchen remodel?
Have you picked out the theme and color palate?
Have you agreed upon the dining and cutlery sets?
What is your budget?
The kitchen is the heart and soul of the home. Renovating this room can be a tricky business, and if you aren’t careful, you may end up making design, space, and budget-related mistakes. These can have hefty and expensive repercussions.
Below are a few of the more common mistakes that homeowners often make when remodeling their kitchen:
NOT BEING PRACTICAL:
In the rush to follow the latest kitchen remodeling trends, many people fail to consider the practicality and the functionality of their kitchen. No matter what the newest home improvement magazine says, you should always think about your kitchen size, needs and requirements before implementing a plan. Your kitchen must still be functional and efficient. Establish your budget accordingly and then move forward with your remodeling plan.
It is crucial to have ample space in your kitchen to move around and to store your kitchen utensils. There should be enough room beside the sink as well. Maximizing the efficiency of your storage space will save you time and money in the long run. If you focus on fashion over functionality, you may find yourself trying unsuccessfully to squeeze everything into a small space.
IGNORING THE SMALL DETAILS:
You might not be sweating now over the finer details like the drawers, the pantry shelves, the countertops or the cabinet handles. Don’t set yourself up for future regret. Decide what look you love and pay attention to detail.
SELECTING THE WRONG COUNTERTOPS:
Your countertops will hold more than you think, including your hot and cold meals. Consider how you plan on using your countertops before deciding what materials to install. Don’t just go for porcelain because of how it will look. Certain materials don’t react well to heat damage, knife strokes, impacts, and stains. Make sure you know the characteristics of every material available out there before deciding on the one that’s best for you.
MAKING CHANGES AFTER REMODELING STARTS:
It is vital that you have decided on everything before the kitchen remodeling contractor starts their work. Once the work has begun, every change that you request will delay the project and add to overall cost of the kitchen.
NOT CONSULTING THE PROFESSIONALS:
So you have plans to build your gorgeous and practical kitchen, but you still have questions. That’s okay! You need a professional kitchen remodeling contractor like Torres Renovation. A Maryland Home Improvement Commission licensed company, we have been offering home improvement services for more than a decade. Our trained and experienced kitchen remodeling contractors will evaluate your idea and guide you through the process while ensuring everything is customized to your liking and that there are no compromises on quality and functionality.
Leave the stress of making mistakes behind! Consult Torres Renovations kitchen remodeling contractors today!