Avoiding Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes
Avoid kitchen remodeling mistakes
Before you dive in too deep with regards to your remodeling project, make sure that you have all your bases covered. The last thing you want is to have regrets once the project is finished. Suddenly, your perfect vision has flaws in it that you notice right after the project has been finished! You don’t want that, so think every detail through before getting started. Here are some common kitchen remodeling mistakes to avoid:
Remodel design is too much of a fad
The biggest red flag with an too-trendy design is that it could soon become outdated. That's the risk of home remodeling. Home design trends are constantly changing, so going bold is quite risky.
It’s better to choose a classic color for your theme - colors like white, gray or black. Beige works as well, depending on the color and material of the cabinetry. On the other hand, colors such as red, green or blue can be risky. They're difficult to match with and do not allow for much flexibility when it comes to design. The present is important, but you should consider the future as well, both for your current home living and added resale value if you decide to sell your home.
Appearance is one part, but you should also remember that a kitchen is an area of function and that you'll be in the kitchen often. Cooking, cleaning, and eating…you'll need to be able to do all of these things with ease. Essentially, you need to make sure that your kitchen setup makes sense. Your dishwasher should be next to the sink and your refrigerator should be close by as well.
Be smart with where you position your cabinetry as well. You should have multiple cabinets within arm’s reach to simplify cooking and storage. These tips might just seem like common sense, but the reason we’re discussing it is because these types of kitchen remodeling mistakes have been and are made.
Wrong flooring choices
A kitchen floor is an important aspect. The four main parts of kitchen design are flooring, countertops, cabinetry and wall color. All have to flow and work well together to create a single beautiful design. That being said, make sure that you choose your flooring while considering the other three aspects. In addition, consider the characteristics of flooring beyond just appearance.
A kitchen floor needs to be comfortable (because it's an area of high foot traffic), moisture-resistant (because of potential spills), and maybe even scratch-resistant (if you have pets). Therefore, the best kitchen flooring options are tile and stone. Wood flooring is risky due to its porosity and vulnerability to scratching.
Wrong countertops choices
You won't know exactly how well your kitchen countertops match your home until you get accustomed to them. Yet, your chances of making the right countertop selection will increase with proper research. Research popular countertop options to determine their strengths and weaknesses. This way you can match a specific countertop type to your living habits.
For instance, a limestone countertops might not be a good choice if you’re constantly cooking. The reason for this is that limestone is not scratch-resistant, nor is it heat-resistant. And granite, for instance, doesn't work well with moisture unless it has been properly sealed. Natural stone countertops are classic and elegant. If you want your remodeled kitchen to stand out, natural stone is the way to go.
Didn’t do enough
Lastly, try to have your design as specific as possible before starting. You'll want to have an image in mind with regards to what your want the end result to look like. This way, you can monitor the project as it progresses to ensure that it's turning out the way you want. Additionally, it’s important to be involved in the remodel if you choose to have it professionally done. It doesn't hurt to ask questions, especially when they pertain to a home remodeling project. You definitely don't want to feel like you didn’t do enough once the project has been completed.
For your remodeling needs, and to avoid kitchen remodeling mistakes, Nadine Floor Company is the place to go. You can trust our experts to execute your kitchen remodel to perfection. Call Nadine Floor Company today at (469) 666-4530! Also, check out our blog for more helpful information.