It’s easy to get excited about kitchen remodeling in Tupelo, MS, especially if you’re one of the millions of Americans who enjoys watching home improvement shows on TV. But it’s also awfully easy to get caught up in the latest trends and fashions and forget about what a kitchen remodel is actually intended to accomplish, namely providing you and your family with a more functional environment for cooking, eating and coming together.
Before beginning a kitchen remodel, it’s useful to take stock of what you love about your current kitchen, as well as what you really can’t stand. Also, by recognizing how you use your kitchen now and comparing that to how you’d like to be using your kitchen, you can get some sense of where to focus your remodeling efforts. Here are some of the key mistakes many people make during kitchen remodels—and how to avoid them:
- Overdoing it on appliances: Blown away by the idea of a double oven? Feeling the urge to have six stovetop burners? Demanding stainless steel everything? It may be time to take a step back and consider how much you’re actually going to use all of these extras, and whether the money might be better spent elsewhere.
- Lack of storage: One of the most common complaints about kitchens is that there’s never enough storage space. Take stock of what you have—is there stuff you never use? Do you not use it because it’s impossible to get to, or because you just won’t use it? When designing your remodeled kitchen, consider what you need to store, how to best group your kitchen gear for storage purposes, and make sure everything is accessible but still tucked away.
- Lack of counter space: This is another common complaint. Particularly with all the small countertop appliances that many people like to use, it’s hard to find a kitchen with a good home for all of them. What do you want to keep on your countertop at all times? How many people tend to be trying to work at the same time in your kitchen? Figure out how much more space you need, and incorporate that into your plan.
- Being too trendy: Getting too excited about today’s trends and feeling like you have to incorporate all of them into your kitchen may make you excited about your kitchen for awhile… until those trends have gone out of fashion. It also makes your home much less appealing to potential buyers if you choose to sell down the line.
As professionals with more than a decade of experience with kitchen remodeling in Tupelo, MS, we at Estes Building & Remodeling, LLC have seen a lot of people struggle with the process of deciding what’s right for their kitchen. Rather than making the mistakes that go along with trying to follow what’s trendy or fashionable, give us a call to arrange an opportunity to discuss your options. By understanding what you want from your kitchen, we can ensure that you’ll wind up getting everything you need.