How to Avoid Common Kitchen Mistakes

No matter who is designing the kitchen, it all falls down to the same concern for contractors. Not understanding the kitchen design basics can cause trouble when remodeling your kitchen. Quality Interior Finishing has come up with these common mistakes homeowners make when remodeling your own kitchen.

Ignoring the kitchen triangle. “The work triangle – sink, refrigerator, and stove”. Convenience is key to having an efficient kitchen. You should be aiming to keep all work stations near the cook not walking all the way around the island to grab something out of the refrigerator. The triangle should be respected and carefully designed.

Forgetting about function. People get too eager to finish up their project that they forget to test out other functions first. A common mistake we often see is homeowners buying a refrigerator that opens the wrong side and clashes with their cabinets.

Not keeping up with the times. Upgrading your kitchen is a big investment, you want to make sure that the room looks clean and modernized. If you have anything that is 10 years or older that is clashing with your kitchen, it’s time to remove it. Nobody wants to see a beautiful kitchen ruined by a half working stove. It just takes away all the effort been put into the kitchen.

Not being prepared with the unexpected cost. We get it. You’re already investing big in the kitchen, you want everything to be right so you will be all set for the future. We recommend overestimating everything that you plan to buy, that way, if you are below the budget, you will have the money to spend on small appliances that may need an upgrade.

Remodeling a kitchen can be stressful. An advice we always like to share with our clients is to make a list of wants and must have. This way you can break down what you really need that is within your budget. For more information about our services please feel free to get in touch and contact us at (781) 344-2433.

Benefits of Hiring a Professional to Remodel your Kitchen

So you’ve made the decision on how you would like your kitchen to look and now you are having thoughts on whether you should do it yourself, hire a professional, or ask that someone you know “who’s worked on kitchens before”.  Kitchen installation requires a lot of experience and commitment. We explain why it is important for homeowners to understand the difference of hiring a professional to remodel your kitchen than doing it yourself. Remodeling a kitchen needs a lot of time and experience to get what you are looking for.

Increase the Value of the Home. Hiring a professional designer can help you avoid any costly mistakes. If you plan on selling your home in the future, DIY jobs can cause uncertainties on whether the job was done correctly. Having a kitchen done by a professional can boost confidence to your home’s value.

Save Yourself the Time and Stress. When working with a contractor, you’re able to schedule your time and availability that best suits you. Another benefit with an experienced contractor is that they have long-lasting relationships with suppliers or manufacturers a homeowner will never have. Doing it yourself may leave you not being able to complete the job, however, a contractor will have a scheduled time to follow and will get the job done in a timely manner.

Materials. Unless you know which materials to use and where to get the price from. You could be wasting a lot of time doing research. If a specific material is more expensive than you first anticipated, a professional contractor will be able to produce a variety of options for you to choose from.

A professional contractor will reduce a lot of time and stress if you do it yourself. Consider hiring Quality Interior Finishing. We have been in the industry for over 30 years, we are the leading contractor in the south shore of Boston, Ma. For more information please feel free to reach out to us at (781) 344-2433 or fill in our form today.