Home Improvement: Top 4 Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

When remodeling your kitchen, you have to look into various factors that will meet your changing lifestyle. Considering that it’s a no easy project, you have to avoid making mistakes so you can make the most of your newly-remodeled kitchen.

To help you, Blair Construction, an Annapolis kitchen and bath contractor, listed four remodeling mistakes you should avoid:

1) Ignoring the Kitchen Triangle

The kitchen triangle refers to the three most used areas: the fridge, stove, and sink. You should have easy access to these areas. Additionally, make sure there is enough space around them so two persons won’t have problems working on these areas at the same time. The sink is the busiest area among the three and it must have convenient access to the refrigerator, stove, and your countertops. Doors, islands, and narrow aisles may block access to these three areas and make it difficult to work efficiently on your kitchen.

2) Not Installing Enough Lighting

Efficient lighting is important in the kitchen for functionality, safety, and design. You need three types of lighting in the kitchen, namely, task lighting, accent lighting, and general lighting.

You may use a set of pendant lights that can help enhance the beauty and functionality of the kitchen. Additionally, install lights under the cabinets to make sure that the counters have enough lighting needed for regular kitchen chores.

3) Not Having Proper Ventilation

The beauty of your kitchen may be compromised by odors caused by food preparations. Make sure you have sufficient ventilation in the room. Low quality (and often, low-priced) range hoods may circulate stale air in the kitchen.

An efficient ventilation system will help improve the air quality in the room and extend the service life of your appliances. It is also a contributing factor to maintaining the good atmosphere in other areas near your kitchen.

4) Being Too Trendy

Kitchen trends are continuously evolving and picking an element or two for your remodeling project may be enticing. It is not exactly a mistake to incorporate some trends to your interior design, but always consider their purposes. To recover costs, it’s best to focus on designs that will last a long time and trends that fit your lifestyle.

These common mistakes may have costly consequences. To avoid them, think about working with professionals, such as our team at Blair Construction. Our company provides services for kitchen and bathroom remodeling in Bethesda and nearby areas.

Call us at (888) 211-8249 to know more about our services and request an estimate.

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