KITCHEN RENOVATION MISTAKES TO AVOID
March 15, 2022
If you are planning your kitchen updates, you should think about the following tips and tricks to help make sure the process is as seamless as possible.
Committing to a kitchen renovation takes a lot of effort and money. This is why many homeowners will do everything they can to make sure that they avoid any costly mistakes. Today we will walk through some of those common mistakes that homeowners can make during a kitchen remodel and how you can prevent them.
Make the most out of the space
Even if you have a more oversized kitchen, you should still work hard to create a space that is compact and easy to navigate while cooking in it. You don’t want to keep walking back and forth to make a meal or have any dead space in the room. You should pick out areas that will work for prepping meals, dining, and spending time with loved ones. For example, adding a breakfast nook can be a great way to save space.
Avoid tight aisles
Kitchens need to have aisles that are wide enough to accommodate anyone who enters the kitchen. Having a wider clearance means there will be much more room for multiple cooks in the same space and allows them to get around each other. When you are remodelling your kitchen, you should make sure that all aisles, like the ones beside your kitchen island, walls, and your appliances, are between 42 and 48 inches in width. It would help if you also considered the placement of sinks and appliances to have fewer chances of bumping into each other.
Thinking of your kitchen in 2D rather than 3D
Sure, you want to make sure that your kitchen looks as beautiful as possible, but more importantly, the space will need to be functional. When you are planning out the kitchen, think about the size of doors and the direction the door swings out, where appliances and cabinets will be and what kind of space they would need if you were to open them up. Appliances like fridges and ovens need wider clearance space. Take a few walks between and through the space and visualize door openings to make sure that things do not get cramped.
Oversized kitchen island
In a kitchen on the bigger end of the spectrum, it will make more sense to have two islands in it instead of one. This is because having an island longer than 10 feet will make it hard to navigate around. And if an island is more than 4 feet wide, it will be hard to reach the middle. Plus, when you have all that extra space, you will be tempted to put knick-knacks and clutter on top of it, which can cause your kitchen to look messy.