Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid

Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes to AvoidAs with any other type of remodeling or home improvement project, there are a lot of (seemingly endless) decisions to make when planning or completing a kitchen remodeling project. Many of these issues will be minor, some will be huge, but all will seem important at the time. Taken together, they can easily become overwhelming, which is often why mistakes tend to happen more as the planning or project moves along, and you have reached decision-making fatigue.

Fortunately, a lot of the little choices involve things that aren’t permanent and can be changed fairly easily later on, if necessary.

However, there are some basic and fundamental issues that occur in the planning stage that involve things that will have much bigger consequences and are difficult (if not impossible) to correct after the fact. So these are things you will want to consider carefully, so you can avoid some common—and potentially costly—mistakes.

Failure to maximize the space. Contractors and real estate professionals often refer to space in cost-per-square-foot terms, and there’s a reason for that. Every foot (or even every inch) of your property is important, and represents dollars in the form of the variety of costs involving in creating and maintaining that area. If you let even a small portion of your space go to waste or fail to figure out how to use it to its full potential, that is essentially like throwing money away.

Ignoring the technical details. Yes, it is more fun to think about things like colors, designs and cool high-tech features, but the practical details need to be a top priority. Those trendy styles will be little comfort to you when you realize (a bit too late) that you failed to include enough outlets or overlooked an important functional element.

Going so far overboard that you price yourself out of the neighborhood. This is of course mainly important if you are planning to sell in the near future. It is a delicate balance: you want your property to impress buyers and stand out from the crowd, but if you splurge too much, you might need to price your home beyond what the local market dictates (or take a big loss in your investment).

Of course, your home improvement contractor can be a valuable asset in helping you successfully navigate this process and avoid common mistakes. For help with kitchen remodeling in Phoenix, contact Republic West Remodeling.

Jim Weisman (684 Posts)

Jim Weisman founded RW Remodeling in 2011 after co-founding Republic West in 1995. Jim’s strong belief in the importance of ethical standards, honest communication and quality work make RW Remodeling a unique home remodeling company. For more than 19 years, Jim Weisman and his team have been proudly delivering what their customers want; their dream home.