Remodeling can be an exciting, but stressful time. After all, it is an investment and it’s a process that can upend your home, especially kitchen remodeling. This can be exacerbated when homeowners fall into common pitfalls that set themselves up for disappointment or impede the kitchen remodel itself. Here are a few kitchen remodeling mistakes you may want to avoid:
There’s something romanticized about DIY projects — the idea of homeowners rolling up their sleeves and getting their hands dirty to create the kitchen of their dreams themselves. However, more often than not, this ends in stress. And if anything goes wrong on the job, you’re not protected by general liability or worker’s compensation insurance as a professional remodeling company might be. At the end of the day, a professional’s help may be what you need to feel more at ease.
Form Over Function
Anyone watch “The Great British Bake-Off?” In this popular British baking competition, the judges often warn contestants against choosing “style over substance.” This is to say that they create a beautiful bake that disappoints in terms of taste. With kitchen remodeling, the same principle applies to “form over function.” Often, homeowners choose a kitchen that looks aesthetically pleasing to them, but isn’t very practical when it comes to using it. Make sure your kitchen is something you could work with, not just something that’s nice to look at.
Designing For Other People
We love the approval of our friends and family. It’s understandable to imagine the look on the face of your best friend when she comes into the kitchen, or compliments from your mother-in-law or favorite neighbor. But remember, at the end of the day, you’re the one who has to live in the space. Make sure that you design your kitchen for you, based on your needs and design preferences, rather than for your friends and family’s approval.Let Jericho Home Improvements help you get through your kitchen remodel smoothly. Contact us today for more information or a free estimate.Tags: kitchen remodel, kitchens