Kitchen cabinets can make or break the look of your kitchen – so it’s important to choose wisely. Unfortunately, many homeowners make common mistakes when selecting cabinets. Here are four of the most common ones to avoid.
1. Choosing the wrong style or design for your kitchen
We all know the feeling of walking into a kitchen and not being happy with what you see. You might have invested hours upon days sanding off old capes, painting cabinets or tiles; only to find out that it doesn’t look good in your home!
We’re here for this pain-filled task (and more). Let us help by providing guidance on how to best design areas within kitchens so they fit seamlessly alongside other features such as floor coverings – without looking too ‘cookie cutter’.
2. Not considering the amount of storage you’ll need
When designing your kitchen, you also want to consider the amount of storage it will need. If too much space is taken up by large cabinets that don’t serve their purpose; then this can be frustrating for people who have less cooking area. On the other hand, you don’t want cabinets that are too small and end up having to reorganize everything every time you cook, especially if you have a lot of dishes and other kitchen items.
3. Not getting a professional to measure your space
Cabinet manufacturers typically offer cabinet sizes that are “standard,” but even if your kitchen is outfitted with these standard sizes, it’s still crucial to get a professional measurement. Why? Because even minor discrepancies in measurements can result in subpar fit and installation. And no one wants that.
So how do you choose the right cabinets for your space? By letting a professional take accurate measurements. Many people don’t realize this, but cabinet dimensions can vary slightly from one company to another. If you don’t get professional help to measure your space, you may end up with cabinets that are too small or too large.
Don’t make that mistake. Hire a professional to take the measurements and ensure that you get the perfect cabinets for your kitchen.
4. Not budgeting for installation and other related costs
If you’re in the process of choosing kitchen cabinets, keep in mind to save a budget for more than just the cost of the cabinets themselves. Many people don’t budget for installation and other costs associated with cabinet replacement, which can end up costing you more in the long run. Installation and other related costs can add up quickly, so it’s important to be aware of them ahead of time.
We all know that having a new kitchen is a big renovation project. But, even if you’re not doing a full renovation, replacing your cabinets can make a big difference in how your kitchen looks and functions. It can also be a daunting task, but it’s important to plan and consider all of your needs.
Before you begin any renovation projects, take some time to plan out your kitchen’s storage needs and your needs, then design accordingly. This way, you’ll be able to avoid common problems and create a functional and beautiful kitchen space.