10 Things Not to Do While Remodeling Your Kitchen

published On Feb 17 2017

10 Things Not To Do While Remodelling Your Kitchen

I truly believe that kitchen is more than just a room for cooking/preparing food. It is actually the heart of every home.

The evolution of kitchen design is directly linked to the choice of people that changes with time may be because of changing trends or the new technologies or designs prevailing in the market.

So, if you are planning to renovate or remodel your kitchen, take a look at top 10 things that are NOT to be done while remodeling a kitchen layout after all kitchen remodeling is a big investment.

NO KITCHEN ISLAND

A kitchen island that you think represents the luxury of space is actually a magnet for all the messes. No matter how many times to try to clear out space, the result is always a mess. Not only just the mess, but it is also considered as impractical in kitchens with smaller areas, so just try to avoid this element to much extent.

Kitchen Island Design

SAY NO TO DARK COLORS

Try to avoid bright and flashy colors and instead use soft/light colors,  be it greys, browns, greens, purples, lemons etc. This is not only because soft colors lit your kitchen without using any electricity during the daytime at least but also soft colors have long-term value in terms of durability, cleaning and what not. So, try to use the colors which are pleasant to eyes for real.

Here is a beautiful example of 9 Bright Colored Kitchens to Buck you Up

Colorful Kitchen

NO DOUBLE LAYER KITCHEN STORAGE

Too much storage is too bad at times when it comes to additional drawers/dividers because practically they aren’t that useful as they seem and moreover they also invite more junk into the storages which results in a decrement of storage instead of increment. Moreover, they are not only expensive but you have to be too careful while using such complicated drawers, so it's better to avoid them. But there is some brilliant space saver useful tips for the kitchen, which will only help you in staying organized.

Kitchen Space-saver Storage Ideas

DON'T MESS WITH KITCHEN WORK TRIANGLE

Not to forget the working of the kitchen behind putting all those colors and kitchen appliances on point. So, the major 3 elements i.e refrigerator, stove, the sink should be placed close to each other for the easy working in any kitchen. Once this triangle is disturbed, it would be difficult to get ergonomic and functional kitchens which are actually very essential for anyone working in the kitchen.

kitchen work triangle

Image credit: Wikimedia Commons/PeterOreilly

SAY NO TO OUTDATED KITCHEN APPLIANCES

No matter how many bucks you spend on a kitchen remodeling, I suggest you to not to keep outdated appliances. Updated appliances are must to give the perfect look to any kitchen and definitely a quirky look to the kitchen.

kitchen storage racks

EVERYTHING IN ORDER IS ALWAYS BORING

Let’s not just go with the flow of creating cabinets all the time in every kitchen. Using hooks and glass shelves for the display of crockery definitely, creates a surprisingly fresh look in the kitchen and gives your kitchen a very different kind of look. So, I would definitely recommend you to move out of those very traditional kinds of cabinets and prefer these elements, wherever possible.

kitchen light fixtures

NOT TO FORGET THE FOCAL POINT

Use of eye candy material in the kitchen at some point is always important so as to bring the focus of a viewer/user at some point. This focal point could be the boldly painted wall or a texture or an artwork or even some kind of an appliance as well.Remember not to create so many focal points that it seems a mess to the viewer. You may also highlight the kitchen focal point with amazing under-cabinet lighting ideas.

kitchen wall tiles

AVOID CLUTTER

Simplicity should be followed throughout the kitchen in the most creative and orderly way possible so as to avoid clutter in the kitchen. Simple and smart planning to create a multifunctional and aesthetically appealing kitchen is an important factor that must be considered while designing a kitchen.

Here is a design inspiration to learn more about Essential Tips To Plan Clutter-Free Kitchen

kitchen design ideas

Image credit : Lispo Kitchens

DON’T JUST GET ANY KITCHEN FLOORING

Let the floor of your kitchen speak its own language in its own way because a kitchen is not only about the kitchen cabinets and kitchen appliances but remember the flooring you choose should be durable and needs low maintenance. Also, choose the kind of flooring that never really goes out of style and gives a good return on your investment.

Kitchen Flooring

HIGH MAINTENANCE KITCHEN ELEMENTS

Avoid high maintenance elements. For eg: tile counter tops where it becomes difficult to clean the grouts. Not only this but the practical and pragmatic warmth of matt versus the extravagance and fleshy fashion of high gloss is also the real problem that many of you faces, So I personally recommend you to choose your materials wisely so as not to face the maintenance issues.

Remember high maintenance elements hardly lets your kitchen keep clean.

Kitchen Lights

Also, take a read of the most important What Kitchen layout mistakes should be avoided 

And an example of one such video uploaded on our Youtube channel

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