Kitchen design is probably the most expensive investment we have to make in a home. Thus, when we face such a situation it is good to avoid the most common mistakes that are made in kitchen design.
In order to save money, but also to limit the impact that a kitchen remodeling has on the budget, many choose to do the work in turn, possibly with a long break between them. Even if the impact on the monthly budget will be reduced, such a strategy has many disadvantages, especially given the fact that, moving in small steps, we will not be able to have a constant overall idea. Each break will make us return to the original project, either in the idea of improving it or even completely modifying it.
Mistakes in design
Even if for many of us the most important thing is the way we arrange the space we have in the kitchen as efficiently as possible, it is good not to leave out a very important thing like the light we will enjoy. Of course we can install lamps to compensate for the lack of light in a kitchen. However, it is good to use natural light sources as efficiently as possible.
Also related to the light but also to the way we perceive the space in the kitchen are the colors we will choose. Many of us are already facing the problem of limited space in the kitchen. Using a dark color palette will create the perception of a smaller space than the real one, which is why it is recommended that for kitchens that are small or very small to use a light color.
No matter how large the space allocated to a kitchen will be before arranging it, it will often prove insufficient. Thus, it is good to plan from the beginning the purchase of tables and cabinets that can serve several purposes. There are many ideas about how we can improve the way we use the space available in the kitchen – tables that can double in size or that can be installed on a wall and folded if we need more space, and cabinets smart. If we want to give up a separate table, we can buy cabinets that have a folding top that we can use as a table in special cases.
Kitchens are often the most used spaces. Here we will prepare our food, we will serve breakfast, coffee or tea in the morning, and, last but not least, we will hang out here, rummaging through the fridge or looking for something to eat. Given these, it is good to choose to use durable materials that will not wear out so quickly over time. Many of us will be tempted to choose cabinets and tables made of softwood, or even chipboard, because they will have the most attractive prices. They will wear out very easily over time, and we need to reinvest in remodeling or replacing them.
No matter how well informed we are and especially if we choose the DIY alternative, it is good to consult first of all a specialized kitchen designer to see if there are still things that can be improved in our kitchen arrangement plan.