You could spend so much time making your home as comfortable as possible but it’s always the kitchen the really sparks attention. Since the kitchen is the greatest feature of a home, conserving its warmth while maintaining an updated look is one of the greatest challenges. While updating a kitchen certainly adds value to the home, it can also make cooking much more efficient. Let’s explore some common mishaps when it comes to kitchen remodeling.
1. Be Timeless, Not Trendy
Avoid being too trendy when choosing your materials. Selecting hard-to-replace materials with trendy finishes could lead you to another remodel much quicker than intended. Rather, incorporate the latest colors and textures in accent pieces like window treatments, cushions and assorted accessories.
2. Evaluate Your Lighting Needs
One of the biggest mistakes with kitchen design is a lack of evaluating current and future lighting needs. Once you reorganize your kitchen, the existing lighting no longer illuminates the right area. Think about where your prepping area will be and install under cabinet lighting to ensure the space is well lit.
3. Electrical Outlets Are Key
As technology advances, kitchens are becoming filled with more and more electrical appliances. Adding or switching electrical outlets is perfect when you are in the middle of a kitchen remodel. See where your work surfaces are located and make sure there are plenty of outlets available.
4. Integrate Existing Décor
Blending the new kitchen décor with the remaining rooms in the home may seem difficult but it’s actually quite an easy task. Stick with a color family that you can use in the entire home as well as the same flooring. Choose timeless pieces that flow with the décor so the kitchen does not clash with the rest of the home.
5. Avoid Being Cheap
In some instances, less expensive options may be a good choice (hardware and appliances). In other areas of the kitchen, it’s beneficial to splurge a little bit. Use high-quality flooring, cabinets and durable countertops that offer return on investment.
Are you ready to get started with your kitchen remodel? Contact Granite State Cabinetry at (603) 472-4080 today!