Common Mistakes Homeowners Make During a Kitchen Remodeling Project

May 24, 2016 at 6:20 pm | Category: Kitchen Remodeling


One of the best ways to improve your home is remodeling its kitchen. Not only will a kitchen remodel increase your home’s resale value, but it can also make the work you perform there more efficient and enjoyable, and it can approve the comfort and appearance of your entire home.

However, there are things that can go wrong during a kitchen remodel, and it’s important that you’re totally satisfied with the final outcome of the project.

There are a few mistakes that homeowners commonly make when they’re remodeling their kitchens, and the best way to avoid these common pitfalls is to carefully plan the project. At Zaprala Remodeling LLC, our professionals Camden County remodeling contractors can help you design your new kitchen remodel, and we’ve also compiled a few of the biggest mistakes we’ve seen homeowners make over the years:

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Designing a Bad Layout

When you’re planning the layout of your new kitchen, there are three parts of the room that you need ensure you’ll have easy access to:

  1. Your sink
  2. Your refrigerator
  3. And your stove

You should make sure that the layout you design keeps these three things near each other, but that none block access to the others. These are the most frequently used parts of your Camden County home’s kitchen, and once you’re working in the kitchen, access to them will be extremely important. During the design stage of your remodeling project, a lack of convenient access to these things might not jump out at your, but when you’re working in the kitchen regularly, it will be a major hassle.

Not Giving Yourself Enough Space

Many homeowners—and many remodeling contractors, for that matter—focus most of their attention on the more visually appealing aspects of the kitchen design, like flooring, countertops, and appliances. While these things are very important, what you can’t see often has a bigger effect on the success of the project.

Having enough counter space is one of the most important factors in a kitchen design, but if that counter space is used to house appliances that could otherwise be stored away, it will be wasted. Take an inventory of smaller appliances, pots and pans, and other items in your kitchen, and make sure that your new kitchen design leaves plenty of space for all of these things.

Our remodeling contractors can help you find some creative design solutions to help you maximize your Camden County home’s kitchen’s storage space, counter space, and floor space.

Making Your Kitchen Too Trendy

Of course, on your goals when you’re remodeling your kitchen is making it as attractive as possible. However, it’s important that you don’t design a kitchen that is too focused on current design trends. Even if the trends stay up-to-date for five years, remodeling your kitchen twice in a decade is probably not reasonable. So while it’s not a bad idea to make your kitchen look great, our remodeling contractors recommend that you focus mainly on making sure that it’s functional.

If you’re looking for a remodeling contractor in Camden County, call Zaprala Remodeling LLC at 856-981-7569, or fill out our online request form.