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    Common kitchen design mistakes to avoid

    5 tips for a smoother kitchen remodel

    Hannah | Oneflare

    Every room in one’s home is important. However, if you’re someone who spends a lot of time in the kitchen and loves to cook, it’s essential that you get your kitchen design completely right. You may have heard it before, but, in the end, it’s the way we perceive and organize the kitchen (and every other room, for that matter) that will affect the way we feel about it. Therefore, if your goal is to make healthier meals and enjoy the process and the environment at the same time, you should be very careful not to make the following kitchen design and remodeling mistakes.

    The question of open shelving

    Open shelving is beautiful and it can make your kitchen come to life. This is especially true if you have some unique items that you want to show off. On the other hand, not every kitchen item you own should be on display. Some things are best kept in closed kitchen cabinets. Therefore, possible mistakes are having either too much or not enough open shelving. Try to create the perfect balance for your kitchen space.

    Lighting solutions

    In order to achieve the best possible look in one’s home, expert designers advise three types of lighting for almost every room. This is especially important for the kitchen. Of course, you need a ceiling light as your main source of brightness. However, that’s not enough for a warm and comfortable space. As you’ll be cooking and preparing meals there, you also need task lighting. These can be LED strips at certain spots. Moreover, if you’re going for a specific style for your kitchen redesign, accent lighting is another type of lighting that you’d probably want to consider. If you neglect the last two solutions, your kitchen won’t be properly lit and can lose its cozy feel.

    Source: ESTEEM Constructions

    Easy on the stainless steel

    Of course, we all enjoy stainless steel kitchen elements. You should definitely invest in a stainless steel oven and a fridge since these will be more durable and easier to clean. Also, a stainless steel dishwasher is the perfect choice for a modern kitchen. However, no matter how much you value the modern look, you shouldn’t go overboard will stainless steel. Apart from the mentioned appliances, using stainless steel for every single surface and appliance in your kitchen can create a room that’s too cold and uncomfortable to spend time in.

    Cabinet installation & organisation

    In general, the kitchen requires plenty of room for storage. However, it’s very important that you pay attention to the way the cabinets open and the place you want them to be. One of the biggest design mistakes involves the unfortunate cabinet placement where the cabinets next to each other cannot be open at the same time. This is something that you want to keep in mind if you wish for your meal prep to proceed smoothly.

    Source: Zinzan Group Pty Ltd

    The number of outlets

    As you’re already aware, the kitchen is the place that probably has the biggest number of electrical appliances in the entire home. In that respect, you should think about the appropriate number of electrical outlets as well. Unfortunately, this can easily slip your mind during the remodeling process.  Therefore, it would be best to have some kind of a reminder so that you can address this issue as soon as possible. You don’t want to finish the whole remodeling process only to find yourself stuck with just one or two available outlets.

    Contact local kitchen renovators

    It’s never a good idea to rush into the remodeling process if you don’t have everything worked and planned out. Therefore, make sure to decide on a specific look so that you can effectively discuss the best options with your contractors and finish the project as quickly and efficiently as possible.

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