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Avoid Home Remodeling Mistakes!

By January 10, 2020 No Comments
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A home improvement project can be compared to most relationships – both are all about fun, excitement, and working towards something. While your mind is up in the clouds, you busily pin various inspiring design ideas. In fact, you may even study all those catalogs while you jot down some notes. Needless to say, the excitement and anticipation of turning your home improvement dreams into a reality can be very intoxicating.

Two of the most important areas in your home include the kitchen and bathroom. Remodeling both will definitely increase your home’s value, but it will also cause a major disruption to your home life. If you’re looking to update your kitchen and bath, the pros at Palm Beach Premier Remodeling can help. Working with us will make sure that no mistakes are made when renovating the kitchen.

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Mistakes to Avoid When Improving the Kitchen

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  • Neglecting Functionality

Before you get too caught up in the excitement of making huge changes to the kitchen, remember that the forefront of your design should be centered on functionality. As you make plans, you shouldn’t forget about the kitchen work triangle. This pertains to the busy areas in your kitchen that would include your stove, sink, and refrigerator. Therefore, keeping these appliances in locations that are easily accessible will promote a smooth workflow for you. To give you an idea, most designers make the kitchen triangle work by positioning the stove, sink, and refrigerator in such a way that you can easily walk between them.

  • Using Fragile Materials

You have to be careful about choosing the right kind of materials and not base your decisions entirely on looks. Just because something’s nice to look at doesn’t mean that it’s durable. For instance, limestone could look really pretty but it can be prone to water rings. If you want to steer clear of any of those issues, consider consulting with us. 

  • Not Having Enough Counter Space

Some people – literally – cut corners, which decreases the amount of usable counter space they have. Anybody who cooks will tell you that not having enough space for cooking, placing groceries, or entertaining can be frustrating. Since your kitchen counter is a feature that you can’t easily change, it’s best to give it a lot of careful consideration before you install it.

  • Skimping on Storage Features

If you’ve lived in your home for years, chances are, you’ve accumulated more stuff than you think. For this reason, it’s never a good idea to breeze over storage features and other add-ons. Consider installing pullout drawers or slits along your oven.

  • Choosing Appliances That Last

The last thing you want is to end up with appliances that don’t fit the countertops and cabinets. Remember that your kitchen appliances are among the most critical aspects of your Palm Beach Gardens home improvement design. For this reason, you’ll need to do it the other way around by choosing your appliances first before you select your countertops and cabinets.

  • Forgetting About Architectural Integrity

You’ll need to check if your kitchen renovations will gel with the rest of your home in terms of architectural integrity. After all, you wouldn’t want all of your hard work to stick out like a sore thumb.

  • Neglecting Functionality

Before you get too caught up in the excitement of making huge changes to the kitchen, remember that the forefront of your design should be centered on functionality. As you make plans, you shouldn’t forget about the kitchen work triangle. This pertains to the busy areas in your kitchen that would include your stove, sink, and refrigerator. Therefore, keeping these appliances in locations that are easily accessible will promote a smooth workflow for you. To give you an idea, most designers make the kitchen triangle work by positioning the stove, sink, and refrigerator in such a way that you can easily walk between them.

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  • Overlooking the Bathroom Fan

Since humidity tends to build up on your bathroom surfaces (especially in Palm Beach Gardens!), proper ventilation is something you shouldn’t ignore. Without it, your paint and grout will eventually deteriorate and you’ll find yourself dealing with mold growth. If you don’t have a bathroom fan installed, now is the best time to do it. If you have one, be sure to keep it clean.

  • Picking the Wrong Tub or Sink

Before you decide to buy a standalone tub, you need to consider your bathroom space. Perhaps a shower and tub combination may work best for you. As for your sink, using pedestal ones might work best for small baths rather than a vanity that doesn’t fit your space.

  • Not Committing to a Theme

With endless possibilities that are super exciting, it can be easy to forget to narrow them down while you’re exploring all of your options. One way to do so is to commit to a theme. It would be a lot easier for you to make remodeling decisions because you’ll only need to shape them around your choice of design. A few examples of cohesive ideas for your bathroom design are the white-on-white style and the nautical décor. 

Biggest Bathroom Renovation Blunders

  • Using Fragile Materials

You have to be careful about choosing the right kind of materials and not base your decisions entirely on looks. Just because something’s nice to look at doesn’t mean that it’s durable. For instance, limestone could look really pretty but it can be prone to water rings. If you want to steer clear of any of those issues, consider consulting with us. 

  • Not Having Enough Counter Space

Some people – literally – cut corners, which decreases the amount of usable counter space they have. Anybody who cooks will tell you that not having enough space for cooking, placing groceries, or entertaining can be frustrating. Since your kitchen counter is a feature that you can’t easily change, it’s best to give it a lot of careful consideration before you install it.

  • Skimping on Storage Features

If you’ve lived in your home for years, chances are, you’ve accumulated more stuff than you think. For this reason, it’s never a good idea to breeze over storage features and other add-ons. Consider installing pullout drawers or slits along your oven.

  • Choosing Appliances Last

The last thing you want is to end up with appliances that don’t fit the countertops and cabinets. Remember that your kitchen appliances are among the most critical aspects of your Palm Beach Gardens home improvement design. For this reason, you’ll need to do it the other way around by choosing your appliances first before you select your countertops and cabinets.

  • Forgetting About Architectural Integrity

You’ll need to check if your kitchen renovations will gel with the rest of your home in terms of architectural integrity. After all, you wouldn’t want all of your hard work to stick out like a sore thumb.

  • Giving Up Natural Light

Bathrooms without access to natural light will solely rely on artificial light. While this may not make a difference to others, minimizing natural light will translate to higher energy costs over time. Besides, who doesn’t want to enjoy natural lighting? It’s one of the best bathroom amenities that you shouldn’t miss out on.

  • Neglecting the Importance of Having a Color Scheme

If you don’t want to worry about color down the road, choosing a color scheme at the beginning of the project is something that you won’t regret. This will influence your choices of flooring and fixtures.

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Kitchen Remodeling in Palm Beach County

For the best in Palm Beach Gardens home improvement, contact the professionals at Palm Beach Premier Remodeling today! We make the home improvement process fun, pain-free, and wonderful. If you’re ready for clean, timely, and professional service, get in touch today!

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