Don’t Let These Myths Blight Your Next Kitchen Remodel
There are all sorts of facts and figures swirling about regarding kitchens, and just how much value they add onto a property. This guide is going to go against the grain and refrain from speculating any sort of figures about this. Instead, we’re going to take a look at some of the key design myths that kitchen remodelers have to deal with on a day-to-day basis.
There’s no doubt that this is one of the most important areas of the home, even more so if you look at this from a buying perspective. However, some of the design misconceptions that fly around border are ridiculous. For example, if you were to check out some of the kitchen remodeling Scottsdale has, you’d find that the majority of “rules” you hear about are in actual fact false.
To highlight what we mean, here are some of the big kitchen design myths that blight the industry.
Myth #1 – A “clean” kitchen is a well-designed kitchen
We’re not talking about clean from a hygiene perspective here (that’s for another day), but rather from a design point of view. A clean design is something that every man and woman under the sun wants in the modern-day, but in reality this isn’t always the most effective course of action.
Unfortunately, clutter is a key component of modern-day life. If your kitchen is too “clean”, and doesn’t have any storage space where you can just stuff anything that you don’t need away, you’ve got a problem. Your clutter will end up on view and that once simplistic design now looks anything but.
Myth #2 – Your kitchen should be like your neighbor’s
Another common mistake; it’s incredible to see how many people base their kitchen on their neighbor’s. While certain design elements can be taken on board, with work surfaces and other finishes being good examples, don’t go for a carbon copy. A kitchen can only work in the four walls it has been designed for and it’s rare that you’ll ever come across one which can be replicated between houses.
Myth #3 – Everything fits
This brings us nicely onto our next point, where the general assumption is that everything fits. Unfortunately, anything rarely does fit. Even if your heart is set on the big fridge freezer, make sure you take your measuring tape out before signing over the check. In other words, let your head rule your heart in this area of the home.
Myth #4 – You can take the “drag and drop” approach
Particularly when operating on a budget, it can be easy to take something of a “drag and drop” approach. What we mean is that you simply believe that you can add and swap appliances and features at a later date.
There’s no doubt that the above is much easier said than done though. Once your kitchen remodel begins, it becomes hard to facilitate any sort of changes. That’s not to say that you’ve got the same appearance for years; but don’t assume that you have free reign when things are finished.