If you’re thinking about kitchen remodeling, then you’re probably feeling a combination of excitement and apprehension. A kitchen remodel is rarely a cheap endeavor, and the last thing you want is to spend even more money correcting a small mistake. Our previous post outlined several remodeling mistakes we’ve seen over the years, and in today’s post, we’ll explain a few more of the most common kitchen remodeling mistakes we’ve encountered. Are you considering a kitchen or bathroom remodel in your Newburgh home? Come to the Affordable Granite & Cabinetry Outlet showroom or get in touch with us using our online contact form to request a free estimate!
Even More Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes
FOCUSING SOLELY ON THE AESTHETICS
If you’re like most homeowners who are investing in a kitchen remodel, then you’ve probably been focusing on the elegance that your new kitchen cabinets or granite countertops will add to your home. While the aesthetic qualities of a new kitchen are always worth being excited about, you shouldn’t forget about your appliances. Is your dishwasher old and outdated? Could you add more square footage to your kitchen by downsizing your fridge? Think carefully about your current and future needs, and consider buying updated appliances that meet those needs. If you’re already investing in your kitchen, then it may as well be fully updated!
FORGETTING ABOUT LIGHTING
It’s important that your kitchen is well-lit and conducive to your productivity. Overhead lighting illuminates your entire workspace, but spot lighting and accent lighting will really add to your new kitchen’s functionality and beauty. Spot lighting will make tasks like meal preparation much easier, and accent lighting can create beautiful focal points that showcase the highlights of your kitchen remodel. You may also want to consider under-cabinet lighting when you’re picking out new kitchen cabinets to illuminate your countertops and backsplash.
On a related note, consider how many outlets your kitchen has when you’re thinking about your remodel. You don’t want to spend the money installing a new island only to discover that you forgot to add an outlet!
NOT CONTACTING A PROFESSIONAL
Failing to contact a professional is one of the biggest kitchen remodeling mistakes you can make. Even if you’re confident that you can install new kitchen cabinets yourself, you’ll want to at least consult with a kitchen design expert about your ideas. We know that kitchen remodeling is an expensive project to take on, so make sure that everything is done correctly by contacting an expert for help. There’s almost nothing worse than investing money in a DIY kitchen remodel only to discover that a small mistake requires an expensive and time-consuming fix.
Affordable Granite & Cabinetry Outlet is Newburgh’s Top Rated Local® remodeling company, and we’ve helped hundreds of Newburgh residents with kitchen remodeling projects. If you have questions or need inspiration for your kitchen remodel, then come by our Newburgh showroom to speak to one of our experts! We can show you a wide variety of cabinetry and countertop options, and we’ll work to find a kitchen design that fits your needs and your budget. We look forward to seeing you soon!