5 Things You Should Know Before Starting a Kitchen Remodel 2022

 

Before even planning your kitchen remodel, you must reconsider many variables. Since you’re investing so much time, money, and energy to make your kitchen perfect, you should also be sure the decisions you make are simply the best. So, before you start remodeling your kitchen, here are some tips to help you avoid common kitchen remodeling mistakes.

 

1. Find Your Why

Kitchen remodeling is a project, just like any other. And for the project to be successful, you have to find the right reasons for doing it. Even though it’s all up to you, we can help you by mentioning the value of your kitchen that you increase by remodeling. Maybe your kitchen feels outdated and you need to remodel it. Or perhaps your main motivation could be energy saving to cut the electricity bill and put less strain on the environment.

 

 

 

2. First Things First

The first thing you need to consider before remodeling your kitchen is the decision. Decide what you want and start looking for inspiration. It could be Pinterest or Instagram, whatever it is, save your inspiration in a folder or make a vision board. That way you’ll be sure of what you do and do not want in your kitchen. 

After your inspiration led to some ideas in your mind, make a general outline of the remodel. Your focus should be on the cabinets since they are the main parts of your kitchen, as well as the appliances and/or kitchen island. Once you know how your kitchen is supposed to look, it’s easier to remodel and stay on track.

 

 

3. Timeless and Classic Materials

According to the National Kitchen&Bath Association (NKBA), most people spend about 52% of their kitchen remodeling budget on cabinetry. And since we spend the majority of our budget on this segment, it has to be high-quality, timeless, and classic. With that in mind, it’s important to know that you can’t go wrong with the wood. High-quality white wooden cabinets, leather seating, and a green plant is what make the kitchen perfect and timeless.

 

 

4. Materials to Avoid

Kitchen materials experienced remodelers never use are usually artificial ones, but pay attention to other people’s experiences with natural materials. Avoiding plastic counters, vinyl floors, or flat paint sounds pretty reasonable. But, don’t forget trendy materials that could be glass, metal, or marble. Is it the best decision to use expensive marble in your kitchen?

 

 

5. Possible Mistakes

Since white kitchens look bright and light and are also very trendy, it’s easy to get too caught up in this idea that you forget to include any other color. In the end, you have an all-white kitchen that looks more like a hospital than a kitchen. To avoid this, make sure you include more colors and more natural materials that will make your kitchen look big, bright, and casual.

Another common mistake is not choosing and not knowing how to choose the right storage solutions. It’s important to Use tall cabinetry as well, wine and plate racks, and of course, open-end shelves. That way you will get some more space and you will make your kitchen colorful.

One of the worst mistakes you just can not afford to make is choosing cheap cabinets over the more expensive, high-quality ones. Even if you decide to spend a lot of money on appliances or decorations, with cheap cabinets your kitchen will look cheap. And worst of all, it won’t last.

 

 

In conclusion

Remodeling your kitchen is a serious project you should pay the most attention to. You’re investing a lot of money, you’re investing your time and energy, so why rush it? Take some time to think about it. Find your reason to do it, decide what you want it to look like, vision it, and then start doing. Do your research, choose what’s best for you and invest yourself in this project as much as you can. Know that you deserve the best and choose to act that way. Good luck!