Common Mistakes Made When Renovating Your Kitchen

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Posted on October 18, 2017

Renovating your kitchen is a big project with many things to consider. Mistakes during your kitchen renovation can be costly and add time and stress. Despite these things, renovating your kitchen is a great investment and have consistently shown positive ROI.

Below we will talk about 5 common mistakes made when renovating your kitchen and how to avoid them.

  1. Measure Before You Cut

Start your measuring from one corner of a wall and measure the total length of all walls, corner to corner. Any adjustments after cutting can add extra costs and time. Always double check your measurement’s accuracy. Our design guide offers more helpful information and tips on measuring.

  1. No Back Up Kitchen Prepared

Many people don’t realize that countertops are manufactured after kitchens are installed and that can take from 3 days to 2 weeks depending on what is ordered. Be prepared to be without a kitchen for at least 2 weeks during your kitchen renovation. Have a temporary kitchen accessible—somewhere to cook and access to running water.

Read our previous blog post to learn how to get ready for your kitchen renovation!

  1. Not Sticking to Your Budget

It is important to come up with a firm, realistic budget and sticking to it during your kitchen renovations. Decide what features of your kitchen are the most important to you and allocate your budget accordingly. Kitchen cabinets typically take up around one-third of a kitchen renovation budget. Use our instant estimate tool to help you plan your budget!

  1. Designing without Professional Help

Getting professional help with your kitchen design is important, even if you are the DIY type of person. A professional will be able to offer tips and advice, make adjustments to your remodel plan and recommend ideas you hadn’t considered before.  At Euro-Rite we provide free designs where you’ll receive the best expert advice and service from our designers.

  1. Getting Appliances that Don’t Fit Your Kitchen

Make sure you know what appliances you want and that they will operate with ease in your kitchen. Your kitchen’s busiest area–the sink, stove, and refrigerator is known as the “work triangle”. Make sure that the appliances in the work triangle are inefficient locations and operate with ease in your kitchen. You wouldn’t want your fridge doors opening into the kitchen or your dishwasher blocking your sink.

Pro tip, choose your appliances first because it is easier to choose cabinets and countertops to fit appliances.

Euro-Rite Will Help You Avoid Common Kitchen Renovation Mistakes

At Euro-Rite, we have a dedicated team of sales and customer service staff who are knowledgeable, prompt and ready to assist your every need.

We strive to offer only the highest quality parts and material to go into the construction of our products. Our precision manufacturing guarantees that all our cabinets assemble easily and stay together, lasting for the life of your home.

Whether you start planning or are dreaming, tell us your design ideas and we will send you to our nearest dealer. We have a large dealer network and we will connect you with a dealer near you or we offer free designs from our in-house professionally trained design team.

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