9 Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes You Dont Want to Make

Author: PFNY Designs | | Categories: Bathroom Design , Cabinet Design , Custom Woodwork



The kitchen: the heart of the home. It's where meals are made, memories are shared, and laughter fills the air. However embarking on a kitchen remodel can feel daunting. To ensure your dream kitchen becomes a delicious reality, here at PFNY Designs, we've identified nine common mistakes to avoid:


1. Ignoring Functionality for Form

A beautiful kitchen is a joy, but it should also be functional. Consider your workflow – how you navigate the space, where you store items you use frequently. Will that trendy pot rack be accessible, or will it become a dust magnet?

2. Underestimating Storage Needs

Kitchens are notorious for accumulating stuff. Factor in ample storage for pots, pans, appliances, and pantry staples. Drawers are more user-friendly than cabinets, and don't forget about clever space-saving solutions like corner cabinets and pull-out shelves.

3. Forgetting the "Work Triangle"

The work triangle refers to the imaginary path you trace between the refrigerator, sink, and stove. An inefficient layout can lead to unnecessary steps and frustration. Aim for a compact triangle to maximize efficiency.

4. Neglecting Lighting

​​​​​​​Proper lighting is essential for meal prep, baking, and creating a warm ambiance. Layer your lighting with recessed lights, pendant lights over the sink or island, and under-cabinet lights for task illumination.

5. Skimping on Counter Space

​​​​​​​Countertops are vital for prepping food, laying out dishes, and serving. Ensure you have enough space for your needs, considering the size of your appliances and the number of cooks you typically have in the kitchen.

6. Forgetting the Backsplash

​​​​​​​The backsplash protects your walls from spills and adds a decorative touch. Choose a material that's easy to clean and complements your overall design scheme.

7. Falling for Trends Over Timelessness

​​​​​​​While trends can be inspiring, classic design elements ensure your kitchen won't look dated quickly. Opt for neutral tones for cabinetry and countertops, and personalize with trendy accents that can be easily swapped out.

8. Appliances as an Afterthought

​​​​​​​Factor in appliance size and functionality early in the planning process. Will your dream refrigerator fit? Do you need a double oven for baking?  Consider the placement of outlets for optimal appliance use.

9. Ignoring Your Gut

​​​​​​​This is your dream kitchen – don't settle for anything less! If something feels off, voice your concerns to your designer. A skilled professional will work collaboratively to create a space that reflects your unique vision and style.


Ready to Cook Up Your Dream Kitchen?

​​​​​​​At PFNY Designs, our team of experienced designers will guide you through every step of the kitchen remodeling process, transforming your vision into a functional and beautiful space you'll love. 


Contact us today to schedule a consultation and get started on designing your dream kitchen!

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