White island and cabinetry in a kitchen

The kitchen is the hub of activities in a home. From bonding over food to having rendezvous, there is a lot that happens in a kitchen. This is precisely why it is one of the most important and readily renovated rooms in a home. Since the kitchen goes through gruesome makeovers frequently, it tends to encounter many remodeling blunders.

Considering how commonly kitchens are renovated worldwide, one would assume that kitchen remodels are the easiest of all the home renovation projects. But the reality is quite the opposite. When it comes to kitchen remodeling, even the most experienced remodelers can face setbacks and mishaps, leading to a poorly constructed kitchen. However, there isn’t a wide range of mistakes that builders commit when renovating a kitchen. In most cases, contractors only have a few slip-ups that keep surfacing every now and then during kitchen renovations.

If you want to avoid coming across the most common kitchen renovation mistakes, then be sure to consider the following factors before construction starts.

Workflow

A kitchen is one of the busiest places in a home. There is always a lot happening in a kitchen; therefore, it must be designed to elevate efficiency while working. The three main workstations in a kitchen are the sink, fridge, and stove. Keeping those three in a triangle is essential to allow smooth workflow. Hence, it would be best for you and your kitchen if you discussed ways of maximizing your kitchen’s efficiency with the contractor in advance.

Choosing Appliances

If you wish to install new appliances in your kitchen post-renovation, then you need to choose them before construction starts so that the workers can leave enough space for them. If you leave the task of picking out kitchen appliances for later, you might not be able to get the appliances of your liking because the workers wouldn’t know to make appropriate provisions while remodeling.

Counter Space

The counter space is possibly one of the most crucial areas in a kitchen. It carries all the burden of meal prep and post-meal cleanups, so you need to make sure that you tell your contractor to give you as much counter space as possible. If you don’t discuss the counter space in your kitchen with your contractor, they might not give you enough. And that will be a problem for you going forward. Therefore, be sure to get ample counter space to make your life in the kitchen easier.

If you want to learn more about kitchen renovations, contact us at Glasgow Design Build and have all your kitchen-related queries answered. If you have another construction job for us to do, such as building a deck or porch, even then feel free to contact us. We are the best general contractor in Wake County, NC, so connect with us and don’t settle for less.