7 Common Kitchen Design Mistakes And How To Fix Them
Good interior design is no easy task. And even the simplest of mistakes can hugely affect the usability, layout, aesthetics, and vibe of the space. And nobody wants a kitchen they can’t use. Since it’s one of the rooms in the house that gets the most traffic and use, it’s very important for thought to be put into the design, so it’s used to its maximum potential while still looking stunning. That’s why we are here to help. If you’re looking to renovate your kitchen or are in the process of creating a new one, it’s important to know what common kitchen design mistakes may cause you problems in the long run. As well as how to fix them on time.
Good interior design is no easy task
It’s very important for thought to be put into the design
Common Kitchen Design Mistakes
Creating a good kitchen takes skills, but it also takes knowing some basic rules, or in this case, some basic mistakes you should avoid. One wrong move and the flow of your kitchen can be seriously compromised, so that’s why it’s very important to know what not to do alongside what you should be doing.
One wrong move and the flow of your kitchen can be seriously compromised
Creating a good kitchen takes skills, but it also takes knowing some basic rules
#No Circulation Space
You will be running around your kitchen. From the fridge to the stove, to the sink. That’s why you need to plan for adequate circulation space. You don’t need a kitchen that is cramped and restricts how many people can use it. You need to be able to move comfortably around the whole space, with no bumping into the island, and no cabinets in the way. So, make sure to have at least 4 feet of space between the kitchen counter tops.
You will be running around your kitchen
#Not Enough Storage
Kitchens tend to get over cluttered very quickly. This is usually because there is not enough space. So, if you want to avoid that, you really need to think about how much storage you will need and always go above and beyond. Consider your storage needs very carefully and plan accordingly. Get big drawers, plenty of cabinets, pull-outs, panties, etc.
Kitchens tend to get over cluttered very quickly
#Wrong Worktop Choice
Your kitchen worktops will be a huge part of the room’s overall look. But while aesthetics are important, you need to keep in mind that your worktops should be able to withstand quite a lot of things – sharp knives, sticky spills, and hot pans. So, when you are selecting a countertop make sure to really think about your cooking habits and research what kind of maintenance the counters may need.
Your kitchen worktops will be a huge part of the room’s overall look
The kitchen is a smelly place. Not in a bad way, but still. It needs proper ventilation so that the smells don’t spread around the whole house, which can be a big problem if you have an open floor plan. Make plans to have an extractor hood, a windows, a downdraft extraction hob, etc. Plan accordingly to your space, but make sure you don’t forget about the ventilation.
The kitchen needs proper ventilation so that the smells don’t spread around the whole house
Good lighting is an important aspect of any room, but especially the kitchen. You need to see what is going on, as you will be working with sharp knives and fire. Inadequate lighting will certainly cause you a ton of frustration. That’s why it’s very important to have multiple light sources all around the room. Under the cabinets, above the island, over the stove top, etc. You need light! So, make sure there is an overhead one, maybe a floor lamp, and one attached to the wall.
Good lighting is an important aspect of any room, but especially the kitchen
#Misplaced Electrical Outlets
The kitchen is one of the rooms in the house that needs a lot of outlets. And having just a few or misplaced outlets can lead to clutter, and make it super inconvenient as some cables may not be long enough, and you will have to constantly be plugging and unplugging items. Plan out what appliances you will need, then think where you will be putting them, then you can sit down and plan where the outlets should go. Then call in a professional to help you assess if they can be placed there safely. You can also call in somebody to professionally move them if the kitchen is already built.
The kitchen is one of the rooms in the house that needs a lot of outlets
#Not Investing in Good Appliances
We know that furnishing a kitchen isn’t cheap. However, since you use it on the daily, you really want to make sure you invest in high-quality appliances. While high-tech, quality-built items like luxury fridges, stoves with multiple burners, movable taps, etc. may seem a bit expensive and excessive now, you will be grateful you got them in the long run. They will make your life easier, and save you time and effort. Make sure they are also energy-saving to save on the bills. So, do the research, measure out the space, and invest in quality appliances.
We know that furnishing a kitchen isn’t cheap
These were some of the most common kitchen design mistakes and how to fix them. We hope you found this article useful. Now you can create a beautiful kitchen that is both aesthetically pleasing and useful.
These were some of the most common kitchen design mistakes and how to fix them
Now you can create a beautiful kitchen