Are you about to remodel your kitchen? Knowing what to avoid ahead of time can ensure you end up with a successful kitchen remodel that you’ll be completely satisfied with. Ready? Here are the most common kitchen remodeling mistakes you can be extra vigilant to avoid.
Going for the Bare Minimum
You want your kitchen remodel, and you want it now! …Even though you can’t afford it. Doing the bare minimum to update your kitchen can result in regret later. You may wish that you had saved up for the nicer countertops, or you may end up frustrated with a cheap appliance that keeps breaking. More times than none, it’s a better idea to spend the money now so that you can enjoy your kitchen more, even if it means taking more time to expand your budget.
On the other hand, you also don’t want to be tempted by shiny objects that will make your kitchen look glamorous but that you don’t really need. When planning your remodel, shape your new kitchen around your lifestyle. Do you really need that expensive, chef-quality oven if you only use the oven to make dinner a couple times a week? Will you be able to keep up with the maintenance requirements of those fancy glass cabinets? When it comes to bling, there are inexpensive ways to get a glamorous effect. Spending a little extra on nice cabinet pulls will have a surprisingly large effect on your kitchen without breaking the bank. Instead of opting for marble countertops that have strict maintenance requirements, instead opt for affordable granite countertops that are easy to care for and look nice.
Trying to DIY
The DIY movement has helped lots of homeowners to do household updates themselves, saving them money in the process. However, if you bite off more than you can chew, you may end up spending money on a project that you’ll have to spend more money on to have a professional fix! By all means, if you are confident in your ability to install a backsplash, then go for it! Doing a few remodeling chores yourself will save money on your kitchen remodel. But, if you are trying something for the first time or aren’t sure exactly how to go about DIYing a kitchen update, then it’s best to leave it to the professionals.
Avoid Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes with Capital Remodeling
Capital Remodeling is ready to transform your old, tired kitchen into the kitchen of your dreams! With our quality supplies, affordable prices, and flawless customer service, you will love the end result. If you are ready for a free quote to make your dream kitchen a reality, visit us online or give us a call at 1-800-310-7154. To see examples of our work, follow us on Facebook, Pinterest, Houzz, Twitter, Google+, LinkedIn, and YouTube.