When designing your new kitchen, you need to carefully consider all your options in the planning stages of design. The last thing you want is wishing you’d have done it differently, right?
Here are the top 7 kitchen design mistakes you should when redoing your kitchen:
1. Straying from the kitchen triangle
The three most used parts of your kitchen should form a triangle. Imagine drawing a line between your stove, sink and refrigerator. There are many options, but try not to obstruct the line with something like an island. Stray too far and your kitchen will be lot less efficient.
2. Not planning enough counter space
You need room to spread and out prepare meals, in addition to all the other things you usually put there, including the coffee maker and fruit bowl. Plan enough counter space now, and you’ll help eliminate clutter later on.
3. Not planning enough storage space
Plan enough cabinets, drawers and pantries. Think about things like pull out shelves to make reaching into the back of cabinets easier. Enough space to store everything means fewer items on countertops as well.
4. Not enough lighting
Consider adding under cabinet lighting to really light up your task areas and see what you’re doing. Your kitchen will feel brighter and cleaner with plenty of light.
5. Not installing a backsplash
The backsplash does just what it implies. Helps to protect your walls. Make sure you install on and keep your kitchen looking newer longer.
6. Not staying true to your own style
Check out the latest design trends, but stay true to your own personal style. Kitchens are around for a long time and you want to be happy with yours instead of feeling it’s outdated within a few years.
7. Not allowing for ventilation
If you’ve ever walking into someone’s home and smelled last night’s dinner, you’ll know what I mean about good ventilation. Investing in a good range hood that uses fans to route the air out through ductwork or vents will make a difference in your indoor air quality and help lengthen the life of your appliances.