A kitchen renovation is a major undertaking that takes a lot of planning. Ensuring that you create a space that works harmoniously in your home is crucial when designing a kitchen. Mistakes are almost always unavoidable. However, there are some major mistakes that can derail a project, and be costly. We have 4 design mistakes you should avoid making during your kitchen renovation.
Not prioritizing storage. Storage is king, and paramount to ensuring your kitchen will work well. When designing a kitchen, it is crucial to not skimp on storage and utilize as much space as your home will allow. A kitchen lacking storage will become tricky to manage and you don’t want to worry about finding a spot for your most-used kitchen items. Don’t forget about verticle storage, either! Especially in smaller kitchens, making use of all space is going to be incredibly important to ensure all of your items are easily stored.
Forgetting about the work triangle. Flow and functionality are other vital factors to think about when designing a kitchen. Once disrupted, cooking and cleaning can become a hassle. Consider appliance placement, and how this flow will affect your basic kitchen functions. Your sink, stove, and refrigerator appliances should be free of obstruction and placed in such a way that allows free movement from each. Placing the three properly forms the kitchen triangle, which should never be dismissed.
A lack of counter space. Even if you think you don’t need that much counter space, remember how quickly our counters can become cluttered with other everyday items such as coffee makers, toasters, and other smaller appliances. How much prep space does that leave you for actually preparing your meals? Not taking this into consideration can leave you feeling cluttered and disorganized. If possible, try to allow for as much counter space as possible in the design of your kitchen. If an island is not an option, consider an additional corner of cabinets and counters to allow for more storage.
Not using an expert. Yes, you may know exactly what you want for your kitchen, from colors to hardware, and everything in between. But there are many details that can be quickly overlooked when not working with a designer that can cost you both time AND money. At The RTA Store, our design team is made up of industry experts who are passionate about making your design dreams a reality. No matter the size or budget of your kitchen, our design team is here to take it on and ensure that no detail is overlooked. Your designer will work with you free of cost and take you through the entire process. From measurement to building your custom shopping cart, working with an RTA designer is the best decision for your next renovation project.