The Most Common Mistakes People Make With Kitchen Remodeling

The kitchen is at the heart of your home. It is a room that needs to work hard for both your family and your guests. The ideal kitchen acts both as an entertainment and health center in your household. Here, you prepare delicious meals for your guests, and you boost your family’s immune system with vitamin-packed dishes! Because of its unique position in the household, a kitchen remodel is one of the most popular home improvement projects.

There could be a variety of reasons why you want to change your kitchen. Perhaps you are bored with the old design and want to refresh your interior. You could want to improve workflows and are looking for a smart solution to make the room more efficient. A kitchen remodeling project can give life to your dream kitchen, increase your home value, and boost your household’s mental and physical health.

Here, at Stonik Services, we are experienced kitchen remodelers with over a decade of hands on experience in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties in Michigan. Needless to say, we have seen a lot of DIY mishaps turn a dream kitchen into a nightmare. We always recommend working with professional remodeling contractors for all your projects. Why do you need expert kitchen remodelers? The answer is simple. Because you want to avoid these costly mistakes that could ruin your home:


Following all the latest trends

Trendy designs and fashionable kitchen remodeling ideas are the flavor of a season. Seasonal popular colors, material choices, and styles are have a relatively short lifespan. While they may provide a source of inspiration for your moodboard on Pinterest, they are likely to make your kitchen remodel irrelevant in a few years.

A datable kitchen concept can rapidly feel old and out-of-fashion. In the long term, it can lead to embarrassment, visual fatigue, and overall dissatisfaction when you have to live and entertain in this space!  That is where professional kitchen remodeling can make a difference in picking timeless designs and concepts that still suit your vision and interior.


Inadequate ventilation solutions

The kitchen is for cooking. Therefore, your kitchen remodeling plan needs to include strategic ventilation solutions. Poorly ventilated kitchens are an unpleasant spectacle. Odors can linger for days after a meal! More importantly, invisible particles of food and grease remain in the air. These can cover your appliances and walls, making it seem like you can just never clean it enough! As a result, they can reduce the life of your appliances, adhering to the back of the fridge, for instance, and causing it to overheat. Besides, family members who already have respiratory challenges could also experience aggravated health issues due to indoor air pollution. Experienced kitchen remodelers are used to bringing functional ventilation systems into your kitchen decor without affecting your concept and vision!


Lack of storage areas

Your kitchen needs adequate storage solutions to contain everything you need, from cooking spices to cookware and small appliances. Without proper storage space, clutter accumulates and affects the kitchen function. You need to organize the room appropriately to create a functional kitchen. A cluttered kitchen makes cooking a chore. It is stressful and unappealing. What is more frustrating for homeowners is the fact that they can’t make the most of their remodeled kitchen. Ideally, kitchen remodeling projects need to include custom kitchen cabinet and measure-made storage facilities.


Going over budget

In the US, the average kitchen remodel costs approximately $21,000, according to a Bankrate study. Unfortunately, most DIY projects can cost a lot more. At Stonik Services, we understand and respect that a lot of homeowners want to feel involved in their home improvement journey. However, you need to be realistic about your skill set, experience, and ability to tackle design challenges regarding tool and material needs. Lack of professional tools combined with the one-size-fits-all mindset can drive your costs high. Working with a professional team of kitchen remodelers will ensure strict budget management and a thorough understanding of all expenses.


Oops, I didn’t plan

It’s hard to plan your kitchen remodel when you’ve never done any remodeling project. The idea of making changes as things go along is a source of problems. Changes can have unwanted consequences and cost you a lot of time and money. You need to know what to do and how you plan to do it to define costs, completion time, and making sure that everything fits in the final design. That’s why we always recommend hiring a professional contractor to help you understand your project and plan.


The ever-popular island that doesn’t fit

Incorrect island placement can lead to frustration and damage workflow in the kitchen. Ideally, you want at least 3.5 feet of open space on all sides around your kitchen island. Improperly squeezing your island in for the sake of it can drastically reduce kitchen function, making cooking and preparing food more difficult. At Stonik Services, we ensure kitchen remodeling ideas are suited to your specific home and lifestyle needs.


Let waste pile up

Your kitchen creates garbage, so you need to be able to manage it rapidly and effectively. Unfortunately, an inadequate waste setup that doesn’t integrate disposal systems into the design is a common mistake. When garbage piles up in open bins or bins that have been added later, you can struggle with kitchen odors and reduced space. We make sure to go over every possible option so that we don’t leave any potential solution untapped!


Improper lighting features

Your kitchen remodel needs to focus on 3 types of lighting:

  • Task lighting, which you use for food preparation,
  • Accent lighting, which makes the room appear bright,
  • Overall illumination such as natural lighting, which is for general kitchen use and entertainment purposes.

Kitchen remodelers are attentive to combine the different lighting options effectively for best results. However, a DIY approach is likely to miss lighting opportunities and affect the overall functions of the room.


Our promise at Stonik Services for kitchen remodeling

We are dedicated to helping you find a professional general contractor for your kitchen remodel project in Macomb, Oakland, and Wayne counties in Michigan. With over a decade of experience in the Metro Detroit Area, we know how to ensure our clients avoid what can add up to very costly mistakes. Don’t hesitate to get in touch for a free estimate for your new kitchen! Call our team today for more info, (586) 872-3532. We’d love to help!

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