Remodeling a kitchen is one of the most popular projects for homeowners to take on. Kitchen remodeling projects can immediately raise your home's resale value, and they'll make your home more more attractive and comfortable. However, there are some common mistakes that homeowners make during kitchen remodeling projects that can make the project unsuccessful.
The best way to make sure that your kitchen remodeling project is as successful as possible is to carefully design every aspect of the job before it begins. At Skyline Innovations, our Chicagoland remodeling contractors can provide you with excellent service throughout every stage of your project. We've also compiled a few of the most common mistakes homeowners make with their kitchens to help you avoid them:
Designing a Bad Layout
When you're planning the layout of your new kitchen, there are three parts that you need to ensure you have easy access to at all times. Those are:
- Your refrigerator
- Your oven/stove
- Your sink
You should make sure that these three parts of your kitchen are fairly close to one another, but also that they never block access to one another. If the layout of your kitchen doesn't allow easy access to these locations, preparing food may turn out to be very difficult. During the design stage of your remodeling project, a lack of convenient access to these parts of the kitchen might not jump out at you, but when you're working in the kitchen regularly, you'll feel much differently.
Not Including Enough Storage Space
During a kitchen remodeling project, it's easy to focus on the aesthetic aspects of the job. Your flooring, counters, and appliances are all exciting things to design, and while they are important, it's very important that you don't lose focus on the more functional aspects of the remodel, particularly the storage space.
Having enough counter space is one of the most important parts of a kitchen's design, but if that counter space will need to house some of your appliances that could otherwise be stored away, it will be wasted. Take an inventory of smaller appliances, pots and pans, and other kitchen items, and make sure that your new kitchen design leaves you plenty of space for these things.
Designing a Kitchen That's Too Trendy
Most design trends are very short-lived, so while you do want your kitchen to be attractive, it's wise to focus on the functional aspects of the design. Even the trends last for five to ten years, you won't be able to update your kitchen every decade, and it will likely appear very dated. Our remodeling contractors recommend simple aesthetic designs in combination with practical functional design.
If you're looking for a Chicagoland commercial remodeling contractor, call Skyline Innovations, Inc. at 708-496-2339, or fill out our online request form.
Wednesday, June 14, 2017