You’re finally doing it. After a little deliberation among your family and a whole lot of money saving, you’ve decided to remodel your kitchen and give it the facelift it deserves. As you navigate this exciting (and sometimes stressful) process, avoid these mistakes to save you time, headaches, and a lot of cash.
Before we delve into some common mistakes, the most crucial tip of all is to know your budget. Check out the Remodeling Cost Calculator by our friends at Kemper Distinctive Cabinetry for a comprehensive yet digestible breakdown of budget allocation.
Forgetting to test samples in your home
That showroom counter top you fell in love with is likely under a completely different light than the one in your own kitchen. To avoid making color and material choices you might regret, take as many samples as you can and test them with the lighting in your home.
Inaccurate kitchen measurements
There is no room for mistakes when it comes to cabinet installation and the multitude of measurements that come along with it. Measurements include, but are not limited to: walls, windows, venting, and doorways. All of these accurate measurements contribute to choosing the perfect cabinets to fit your home.
Getting too trendy
Though the kitchen trend of the moment might be enticing, remember that this room will be the centerpiece of your home for years to come. Consider incorporating trends in lower-risk areas like artwork and linens, which are easy to update with the seasons. Visit the Mozzone Lumber Kitchen Gallery for inspiration on your own remodeling project.
Not reviewing cabinet options
Your options for kitchen cabinets may seem endless, but reviewing these options is time well spent. Depending on your budget, decide on custom, semi-custom, or stock cabinets. Then move towards decisions in cabinet style, materials, and, of course, countertops.
Not consulting professionals
You don’t have to go at it alone. Our experts at Mozzone Lumber will work with you to bring that dream kitchen transformation to reality. Our advanced 20-20 computer technology allows you to view the exact layout of your kitchen before any permanent changes are made.
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