Redoing your kitchen can be an exciting project to take on. Even though redesigning your kitchen can be a really fun experience, there are a few common mistakes that you should avoid to prevent your kitchen remodel from turning into a disaster.
There are plenty of free online kitchen design tools you can use to help you better plan your kitchen. Just make sure you keep these three factors in mind and the rest will be a breeze.
Think About Electrical Outlet Placement
It seems obvious, but it’s a mistake that a lot of renovators make: electrical outlets that are too far away from kitchen appliances. Nothing is worse than finishing remodeling your kitchen, and finding out that the where you planned your appliances won’t work for the power outlets. You’ll have to re-plan everything all over, or make adjustments by incorporating extension cords and the like.
You’ll need to plan the kitchen appliances that you will have in your kitchen, where those appliances will fit, and also keep in mind that you will need an electrical outlet close by. Also, kitchen islands are often used as work spaces for homework etc. Having an electrical outlet to charge phones or laptops might be useful as well.
Storage, Storage and More Storage
Everyone collects a host of pots, pans, cooking utensils, and groceries that need storage around the kitchen, but until you’ve moved all of it in, you won’t know quite how much – you may have much more than you originally thought. A shortage of storage is the number one mistake that is made when designing a kitchen. Less actually isn’t more when it comes to storage space in a kitchen.
Keep storage in mind at all times when designing your kitchen. Not only storage for pots and pans, but also for pantry items and appliances that might not be out on top of a kitchen counter at all times.
Insisting on A Kitchen Island
Kitchen islands are extremely popular for various reasons. For many, they’re seen as an easy way to increase preparation space. But if you have limited space, to work with a kitchen island might just make the limited space feel more cramped.
If your kitchen space is snug, it might be better to completely avoid a kitchen island. Or at the very least, make sure that your island is moveable so that it can be moved out of the way when needed. There are some great options for moveable kitchen islands that can even easily be stored away under a counter top. Having a kitchen island isn’t always better. Thanks to PG Bison for collaborating