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4 Mistakes to Avoid when Designing The Kitchen

Sometimes we can overlook the most important elements when designing a kitchen. The kitchen has to be highly functional, which means taking a careful look at all the details. So, before making your kitchen fancy, try to make it functional. The primary function of a kitchen is to cook and prepare food. It’s important to always start the design process by looking at how you use the space when preparing meals. Here are four tips on what to avoid when designing the kitchen.


Budget Planning

We’ve addressed this many times, and it’s worth repeating: don’t start your kitchen remodeling without a budget in your mind. Going over budget is one of the most common mistakes seen in many kitchens remodels. The easiest way to avoid overspending is by creating a solid plan. Try not to spend your money on impractical and unnecessary items that will not last. If you spend a lot of time in your kitchen cooking, then you will look for things that are more durable and cost-efficient rather than something that just looks pretty and is far more costly.

Forgetting the storage space

Lazy Susan vs Blind Corner Cabinet Infographic
Lazy Susan vs Blind Corner Cabinet Infographic


You should always think out of the box here. Try to use as much space as possible. Integrate those storage solutions into your existing kitchen objects. For example, you could use panels to use the space left between the wall and base cabinets, or even consider a more optimal solution, pull out corner storage. It fits easily into any cabinet, and it’s easy to access. Also, a very common mistake in kitchen design is not including enough counter space. Plan and divide a space for every single thing. By sticking to a clear plan you’ll also avoid the temptation to clutter your brand-new kitchen.

Overlooking outlets

This may seem like common sense, but often we don’t think about this enough. We have to think about how we will use the kitchen, so we can get the outlets and power sources in the right place. Think about where the appliances are going to be: where you’re going to put the toaster, the microwave, etc.


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Nelson Cabinetry White Shaker Kitchen Collection with Island, Wood Hood, and Glass Door Cabinets
Nelson Cabinetry White Shaker Kitchen Collection with Island, Wood Hood, and Glass Door Cabinets

Keep in mind that kitchens are not easy or cheap to replace. When looking at what’s trending now, think about whether it will be outdated in a couple of years, and you’ll have to swap it out. On that note, Nelson Cabinetry has a versatile collection of white and gray Shaker cabinets that will last you a lifetime, both in terms of style and quality. Remember that you can’t ever go wrong with a timeless and classic choice.




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