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Denver Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes to Avoid


Are you getting ready to remodel your kitchen? If you’re going to spend your hard-earned money on redoing your kitchen, it’s important to make sure everything is exactly the way you want it to be. But, if you’ve never done a remodel before, you’re bound to make some mistakes. Here are some of the most common kitchen remodeling mistakes you should avoid:

Ignoring the details.
Some people are so eager to get the remodel done that they forget to think about the details. For example, instead of installing standard cabinets, why not add a lazy Susan to the inside of one? This is a great way to keep your kitchen organized, but this type of storage feature is often overlooked by remodelers who are in a rush. Slow down and pay attention to the little things so you can ensure the remodel is worth your time and money.

Picking something because it’s trendy.
Trends come and go, so you shouldn’t make decisions based on what’s in style at the time of your remodel. Instead, you should think of how each feature will work within your kitchen. For example, open shelving is becoming more and more popular, but if you’re not organized, having this shelving style will make your kitchen look cluttered and messy. Ask yourself “Will this work for me and my lifestyle?” instead of “Is this trendy right now?” before you make every decision. This is especially important if you plan on selling your home at any time in the near future. Buyers are more attracted to homes with classic features, so choosing timeless materials and colors during your kitchen remodel will help you increase the value of your home down the road.

Skimping on counter space.  
Before you begin the remodel, think of how much countertop space you currently use. Do you have enough? If not, you should consider adding an island. Could you get by with less? Talk to a design expert to figure out if there’s something else you should be doing with the space. There’s no point in having a kitchen if you don’t have any space to prepare food, so this should be one of the first things you consider when planning a kitchen remodel.

Not enough light.
Every kitchen should have overhead lighting, which lights up the entire room, and task lighting, which helps you perform certain tasks. But, many homeowners fail to include plans for task lighting in their kitchens. Ideally, you should have task lighting focused on the sinks, the stove, and any areas where you feel you will be prepping food. Task lighting will provide more light to these areas so you can see clearly as you work in the kitchen. Learn more about the basic types of lighting.

Our team of experts at Ridgeline Design and Build can help you through every step of the process of your kitchen remodel. Besides helping clients transform their kitchens, we also specialize in basement, decks, and bathroom remodels. Together, we can bring your vision for your new room to life! Contact Ridgeline Design and Build in Colorado today for your free consultation at 303-346-6100.