As the heart of the home, the kitchen is one of the most popular remodels. The average kitchen remodel can take anywhere from three to five months. If you plan to invest that much of your time and money into such an important part of your home, you should know what to expect. Here are the top 3 myths about kitchen remodeling.
Myth #1: The bigger the better!
Not always. It turns out that it’s not always structurally possible to make your kitchen bigger, but that doesn’t mean you still can’t make it better. There are a ton of great solutions for making small kitchens just as efficient and delightful as large ones. By incorporating a functional work triangle (the space between your fridge, sink, and stove), you can improve efficiency by setting up specific zones for prepping, cooking, and clean-up. The benefit of a smaller work triangle is that you eliminate time walking around the island to get what you need-- instead it’s all right there, making cooking fast and convenient.
Myth #2: I need to stay on trend
While it may be nice to have a super trendy kitchen, it may not be nice once that trend has come and gone. If budget is of no issue for you, by all means, go with the trends! But if you may not be able to remodel your kitchen again any time soon, it might be wise to consider sticking with more timeless design styles. Things like shaker cabinets, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, subway tile, and a neutral palette aren’t going anywhere anytime soon.
Myth #3: It’s a DIY project
That might be true! It’s not impossible to remodel your own kitchen; however, if you don’t have any design or remodeling experience, it is certainly not advised. Great kitchen designers will help you think of everything you might need and make sure it’s done correctly the first time around. Ventilation, lighting, convenience, functionality, and adding value to your home are all things a designer can help you nail down so that you can be confident and excited going into your remodel.
Whether you’re hoping to do a complete kitchen overhaul or just a few changes here and there, we highly recommend that you consult a designer before beginning your renovation. The designers at Kitchen & Bath Ideas have a combined 100+ years of experience to help make your dream home both functional and affordable. Contact us today for a free consultation!
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