Is there any homeowner out there who doesn’t think about their dream kitchen? Even if you are not a world-class chef, many of us still think of a home that has a beautiful, functional kitchen– especially since everyone ends up in that part of the home at some point during their day! If you are looking to renovate your kitchen in the future, here are a few kitchen design mistakes that you can avoid:
- Not considering the layout. When you think about the kitchen, the layout is critical. Before you decide to dismiss the old layout and start from scratch, consider that your original layout was likely put there for the best functionality and flow of people in the space. A few changes might be all you need!
- Forgetting about functionality. Sometimes people are so focused on how their kitchen is supposed to look that they don’t think about how it will function. Focus on getting your kitchen fully functional with storage, and you will have a great kitchen design even with a smaller footprint.
- Insisting on an island. Islands are a great way to add extra storage, preparation space and seating, but if they make the entire space feel cramped or block access between key appliances, they only serve as a large obstacle to easy cooking.
- Taking the cabinets to stock heights. Upper cabinets and lower cabinets have some standard, stock measurements. Custom upper cabinets should be used whenever possible to take the height all the way to the ceiling. Not only does this provide extra storage, but it also helps to update the room and make it feel larger.
For more information about kitchen design, cabinetry and other tips, please contact us at McMillan Millwork & Joinery today.