Getting your dream kitchen by renovating or remodeling your current one is an exciting and big undertaking. There are a lot of decisions to make and variables to consider when it comes to your remodel project. Plus, no homeowner wants to have this kind of project cost more or take longer to complete than necessary. So, if you’re gearing up for a kitchen remodel in your home, you want to make sure you get things as right as possible at the start. In this blog read how to avoid common mistakes during a kitchen remodel that can complicate the process or worse—leave you drained, cashed-strapped, or unhappy with the finished product.
Have no fear, J&J Construction a remodeling specialist in Naperville, IL is here to help with this list of some of the most common kitchen remodeling mistakes you can easily avoid:
Mistake #1: Putting Form Over Function
The kitchen is often the most-used room in the home, so while getting the beautifully designed kitchen of your dreams is a great and even achievable goal to have, be careful not to focus so much on the aesthetics that you sacrifice functionality. Think about the various ways you and your family will actually be using the space. You can even walk through realistic scenarios that will occur in the space (cooking, cleaning up, kids doing homework and getting snacks, etc.) to help with design choices that make sense from a functional perspective—then choose the aesthetic features you want within that framework. You’ll be happier with the end result long-term.
Mistake #2: Skimping on the “Small Stuff”
All too often, homeowners find themselves getting tunnel vision when it comes to the exciting, larger and pricier features—like appliances, cabinets, flooring, and countertops—and forgetting or skimping when it comes to the smaller, less exciting but significant features—like storage space, backsplashes, electrical outlets, trash, cabinet pulls, and other design details. These things may seem insignificant or not worth the add-on cost at first, but they can have a big impact in the end when it comes to both the overall aesthetics and functionality of your new kitchen.
Mistake #3: Hiring the Wrong Help
Kitchen remodeling projects can be unpredictable, expensive, and time-consuming, so getting things off to the best start possible by hiring the right contractor is critical. Make sure you hire a reputable, reliable contractor or remodeling company that can deliver quality service and superior craftsmanship that will give you the results you want, on time and within your budget. Of course, no matter who you hire, always make sure they are fully licensed—it is NEVER a good idea to hire an unlicensed contractor.
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