If you are like most homeowners, you remodel your kitchen to enhance it. You want to feel comfortable while you are in your kitchen. You also want the design to work with you and not against you. We do too. With the goal of form meeting function, our team at The Construction Group has compiled a list of common mistakes homeowners make while remodeling their kitchen to help you avoid these pitfalls.
They Ignore the Kitchen Triangle
The kitchen triangle isn’t simply a design element. It’s a functional design element that’s proven to enhance your performance while you are cooking. It helps you move seamlessly from your stove, sink, and refrigerator. Unfortunately, many people are interrupting their triangle by placing other items along the triangular path. If you are remodeling your kitchen, avoid doing this. When you interrupt the flow of your kitchen triangle, you increase the amount of work you have to do while you are cooking.
They Make Too Many Upgrades
When you remodel your kitchen, the goal is to upgrade. You may want smart appliances or a low-flow sink, but too many upgrades can undermine your kitchen remodel. Upgrading every aspect of your kitchen can break your budget. Additionally, you may not be able to improve your home’s value beyond a certain point, which could lead to you losing money.
A better approach to remodeling your kitchen is to upgrade strategically. Upgrade the components of your kitchen that people value the most. For instance, you may consider upgrading your appliances, increasing your counter space, or adding a backsplash.
They Attempt to Do It Themselves
With so much information on the Internet, there is no wonder why many people are trying to DIY home projects. Unfortunately, a kitchen remodel isn’t a DIY project. Remodeling your kitchen takes experience and a lot of know-how. In fact, many homeowners who attempt to DIY their kitchen cause damage that lead to home insurance claims. Fortunately, you can avoid this by hiring our team at The Construction Group.
A kitchen remodel is a great way for you to enhance your home and improve its value. However, when you do so, make sure you avoid common problems many homeowners face, including attempting to do it yourself.