The kitchen is the heart of the home where family and guests gather to feast and it is a social hub to chat. Though, when renovating your kitchen you can easily be swept up in trends and forget about how you need a long lasting and functional kitchen. Here are the top mistakes people make when renovating so you can avoid them.

  1. Renovating it all yourself

All too often people undertake the task of renovating their kitchen alone. Even if you do want to do it yourself, consult a kitchen expert before commencing. There are many elements to consider from general planning, installation and electrical work.

  1. Bad Layout

An efficient layout should be the foundation of your kitchen renovation. When remodelling remember to think about your ‘work triangle’, as kitchen experts say, which includes the sink, stove and oven. This means making the busiest parts of your kitchen accessible to make for efficient use.

  1. Trend mess

Disregard what the latest kitchen trends are as these impractical style and design decisions can make your kitchen go out of style very soon after renovating. Don’t lose sight of what you need your kitchen to do for you and make practical decisions for a timeless kitchen. To incorporate trends only add small elements of a major trend and add only when your entire kitchen has been completed. This will save you money in the long run by not renovating again and enables you to change trends easily when you like and without hassle.

  1. Small elements yield big rewards

Storage is a large part of any kitchen but many treat storage as an afterthought. Think about how to incorporate storage while renovating to limit the amount of wasted space. If you have high ceiling use it to your advantage and have storage go to the ceiling or add pantry pull outs for convenience. If you choose to add storage at a later stage, you run the risk of paying a large price.

  1. No Splashback

Having a splashback is an essential part of your kitchen. It adds colour, personality, durablilty and most importantly a piece that is easy to clean grease off. You can choose a splashback from a multitude of material and colours to suit your home. Create a unified look by extending your splashback to all the space above your countertop for properly protected walls from food stains. Lacking a splashback is a disaster as grease stains will stick and ruin your walls.

There are many remodelling mistakes that can occur. For guidance on remodelling your kitchen to best suits your needs, seek the advice of the professionals in kitchen design, Harrington Kitchens.

Harrington Kitchens offers a wide variety of kitchen design and styles including:

For more information on our various kitchen designs, please visit our Gallery. Our Gallery brings together a selection of our custom kitchen designs ranging from traditional to contemporary kitchens. Each kitchen style has the flexibility to work in any home environment and can be designed to suit all tastes and budgets.

The entire Harrington Kitchens team is focused on designing kitchens that utilise premium materials and offer each and every customer the highest level of service. Harrington Kitchens partners with the best quality kitchen suppliers within the kitchen manufacturing industry and employs experienced and professional tradesmen to ensure the longevity of your custom designed kitchen.

For a free quote and free design consultation please contact us at Harrington Kitchens on (02) 4647 4474 or submit an online enquiry, alternatively you are welcome to visit the Harrington Kitchens Showroom at 12 Graham Hill Road Narellan NSW or 5 Old Hume Highway, Mittagong NSW.

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