Remodelling your kitchen is a serious undertaking, requiring a significant amount of time and money to complete. You will be living with the results of the project for some time, so it’s always best to do your research and plan carefully to avoid making mistakes. Our team at McMillan Millwork & Joinery has extensive experience in kitchen design and construction, and we have seen our fair share of design errors. In this article, we’ll go over the three most common mistakes people make when it comes to kitchen remodelling and provide tips on how you can avoid repeating them.
- Leaving Appliances for Last. One of the most common mistakes in kitchen remodelling is choosing your appliances after your cabinets. Once the cabinets are in place, you’ll be forced to find appliances that fit in the gaps, which limits your options. For best results, choose your appliances early on and have your cabinets measured and built around them.
- Not Thinking About Workflow. Another mistake many people make in kitchen remodelling projects is not considering how they will actually use the space–specifically, they fail to consider the workflow. The three busiest areas of any kitchen are the stove, the sink, and the refrigerator, and they should never be placed side by side. For the best workflow, they should instead be placed in a triangle formation, which will give you and any other cooks plenty of room to move around.
- Overthinking. Lastly, one of the biggest mistakes you can make during the kitchen remodelling process is overthinking your decisions. You’ll need to make dozens of decisions about all kinds of things in order to complete the project, so you can’t afford to spend hours debating the merits of every single option. Our team has the right expertise to guide you through the major decisions, and we’ll help you pick out options that will give your new kitchen the functionality and good looks you need.