Remodeling your kitchen can be a daunting task for some. The national average high-end kitchen makeover ranges from 50 to 55 thousand dollars. When thinking of a kitchen makeover, you want to get the best bang for your buck and also make sure it stands the test of time. Are you remodeling the kitchen to sell your home or are you doing it because you plan to live there for the next ten years? These are some key questions to ask yourself before planning your project.
Tallen Builders in Ocala, Fla. has years of experience with kitchen remodels. Read further to avoid some major kitchen makeover mistakes.
The Kitchen Triangle
The triangle is designed to incorporate your sink, refrigerator and stove. Avoid seemingly fancy kitchen designs that might place these vital components far apart. Is your refrigerator on the opposite side of your kitchen, away from the stove and sink? You don’t want to walk a mile just to grab another ingredient while cooking.
Forgetting About Function
It is easy to get excited about the look of your cabinets, the floor and new appliances, but make sure your design is also functional. For example, some designers place a dishwasher next to a cabinet door that opens the wrong way – now you can’t open both the dishwasher and door at the same time. Same with refrigerators – you want the door to open toward your food prep area without being in the way.
Farmhouse Sinks, Appliance Garages and Trash Compactors
A lot of these are outdated trends. Farmhouse sinks were a big deal a few years ago, but sticking to a simple stainless sink is best. Appliance garages have been replaced by homeowners, who leave the most often-used appliances on counter-tops or use pull-out doors to stash blenders, mixers and other small appliances. Trash compactors seem like a great tool to have in the kitchen; however, over time, the hassle isn’t worth it. The compactor can exude an odor as it fills with garbage and requires regular cleaning.
Pot Racks and Colorful Appliances
It seems nice to have all your pots and pans hanging in the middle of the kitchen for easy access, but it detracts from the open kitchen feel and creates an awkward focal point. You don’t want your hanging pots and pans to be the star of the show in your new kitchen. Another trend to avoid is colorful appliances. Stick to stainless steel – it’s neutral and never goes out of style.
If you are planning to do a kitchen makeover, avoid some of these trends above to make sure your kitchen is functional and enjoyable for years to come.
At Tallen Builders of Ocala, Fla we have years of experience remodeling kitchens for homeowners like yourself. If you have any questions or would like a quote, please contact us or connect with us via social media.
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