If you’re like many homeowners, then you might be feeling slightly overwhelmed by the thought of completely remodeling your kitchen. At Affordable Granite & Cabinetry Outlet, we know that you probably have more than a few questions about your upcoming renovations, and we’re to provide you with all of the resources you need to create a space you’ll cherish for years to come. In today’s post, we’ll explain four of the most common kitchen remodeling mistakes you should avoid as you plan to transform your home this year.

When you’ve finished reading today’s entry, get in touch with Affordable Granite & Cabinetry Outlet to request a free kitchen remodeling estimate for your Newburgh home!

Don’t Underestimate Your Storage Needs 

You can never have too much storage space. You’re probably planning to add new granite countertops to your kitchen, and you don’t want the beautiful new addition to be covered by appliances or food. Take inventory of everything you currently have in your kitchen and assess whether or not you could use benefit from larger kitchen cabinets. Homeowners with small children should plan to increase the size of their cabinets significantly, while parents with children who will be leaving the home in the near future may be comfortable with downsizing. Larger cabinets are always a safe bet, however, especially if you plan to sell your home in the near future.

Don’t Forget About Ventilation

While that bacon you cooked two days ago certainly tasted as good as it smelled, you may not want your home to smell of salty pork for an extended period of time. Many kitchens in the Newburgh area were constructed with vented microwaves and small ceiling fans, but these appliances simply aren’t enough to clear your home of smoke, heat, and smells. Adding an oven hood is a great way to improve your kitchen’s functionality while also making it look even more luxurious!

Don’t Play It Safe 

There’s nothing more drab and dull than a run-of-the-mill kitchen. You’re investing in a kitchen remodel because you want to fall in love with your new space, so don’t be afraid to take a risk or try something new! Kitchen designs have been becoming more and more bold in recent years, with many homeowners choosing to combine ostensibly opposing styles. For instance, rustic-modern kitchens bring together raw materials and the sleek, minimalistic aesthetics of contemporary European kitchens in a way that will leave you truly speechless. Our kitchen design experts are here to help you find the perfect style, so just ask us for advice if you would like to get creative!

Don’t Skimp on the Budget

Unless you’re renovating a kitchen for a fix-and-flip sale, you’ll be using your new kitchen for years to come. You don’t want to have any regrets or after-the-fact thoughts about what you could or should have done, so plan to purchase everything you need the first time around. Whether you’re considering splurging on a kitchen cabinet design that profoundly inspires you or you’ve been wanting a beautiful new backsplash since the day you moved in, remember that you’ll likely remodel your kitchen just this once. As such, we recommend sparing no expense!

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