Every time you walk into your kitchen, you notice something that could be fixed or changed.
I wish I had more counter space.
What if I added more cabinets?
I want a whole new kitchen!
While the prospect of a new and improved kitchen might seem exciting, you want to avoid potentially devastating mistakes that will cost you both emotionally and financially. Before jumping into a kitchen remodel, make sure to avoid the seven common mistakes below.
THE “SEVEN DEADLY SINS” OF KITCHEN REMODELING
1. Doing it yourself
It’s not just moving a refrigerator or dishwasher. There are pipes and gas lines that will probably need to be moved too in any kitchen remodel. While you want to save money, you don’t want to leave the important moving to an amateur. Look for an expert who knows what they’re doing so you’re not wasting time or money on your kitchen remodel.
2. Forgetting about the functionality
A new kitchen plan may look pretty, but how will it feel when your entire family is in there looking for something to eat or when you have company over for dinner? Think about it as if you’re the one preparing your family’s Thanksgiving feast—what do you need in your kitchen to make that holiday as stress-free as possible? You don’t want to pick items for your kitchen that just look the part - you want a layout that will make your life easier.
3. Forgetting about the lighting
While your lighting set-up might be adequate now, how well will it work when your kitchen is remodeled? If you’re planning on a new counter space, will there be enough lighting overhead? Think about warm versus cool lighting—which do you prefer? Look at what else is near your kitchen and consider if you need more or less lighting and if any lighting needs to be moved. These are all things you need to consider when beginning your kitchen remodel.
4. Not having enough outlets
Can you ever have enough electrical outlets? Along with all of your kitchen appliances, think about cell phone chargers, various kitchen gadgets, and more. Having electrical outlets in the kitchen is convenient. Don’t skimp on adding outlets—you’d rather have more than you need than not enough.
5. Forgetting about the trash
It’s not the most pleasant part of a kitchen remodel, but a necessity nonetheless—where do you want your trash? Will you create a cabinet space that holds a can inside for your trash or do you plan on having an exterior trash bin? Do you want a separate space for recyclables? The trash can isn’t something you can’t forget about when it comes to your kitchen remodel otherwise you might be in a stinky situation afterward.
6. Forgetting your original game plan.
Are you remodeling so that you’ll have more storage in your kitchen? Are you remodeling so you can have a better space for entertaining guests? If you forget the purpose behind your kitchen remodel, you could lose sight of what your original goals are and lead to the next mistake you want to avoid….
7. Busting your budget
It’s easy to do when you see new counters, shelving, cabinets, and more to put in your dream kitchen. But a kitchen remodel doesn’t have to break the bank. Stick with a budget and make your new kitchen dreams come true.
One way to ensure you don’t make any of these mistakes is by calling Pioneer Plumbing & Septic. We make the plumbing aspects of your kitchen remodel experience seamless from start to finish. See how we’ve helped others make their kitchen remodel dreams come true and schedule your free estimate from one of our experts today: (281) 815-2772.