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Denver Kitchen Remodel Mistakes to Avoid


October 19, 2016

The kitchen is nearly everyone’s favorite room for gathering. Experts say that the kitchen sells a house so no matter how comfortable the rest of your home is, the kitchen is one of the most important. Designing the perfect kitchen is fun and exciting. Unfortunately, there are a few mistakes that can turn the best part of the home into the least functional. Read on to discover what mistakes can ruin your kitchen design in Denver.

Keep Things Neutral

You may have noticed that most kitchens are quite neutral in color, style, and pattern. There's a good reason for that. A kitchen makeover is meant to last 10 – 15 years, and going with trendy decor can really ruin a kitchen's long-term livability. Although choosing neutral colors is a good rule of thumb, this doesn't mean you can't add trendy colors. You just need to do so in less permanent areas of the kitchen. For instance, use fabrics to add color: curtains, rugs, tablecloths. You can also liven things up with brightly colored dishes and utensils. Paint is relatively easy to change and is really a matter of preference, so as long as you replace it with a more neutral color prior to attempting to sell your home, you'll be good to go.

Your Kitchen Triangle

Functionality is key in kitchen design. Great looking kitchens are beautiful, but if it's difficult to work in, even a pretty kitchen fails. The kitchen work triangle is definitely something you want to keep in mind as you plan. This triangle is defined as the busiest areas in the kitchen and includes the sink, stove, and refrigerator. You want to make sure these key appliances are in locations relevant to one another and that one is not floating off in space by itself.

Counter Space is Key

Not having enough counter space is a huge complaint about kitchens. At our Denver showroom, we have plenty of nice granite countertops, which is an important aspect of the overall kitchen design. Having enough space to cook, entertain, and set groceries are just a few instances where counter space will be important. More counter space isn’t a feature that’s easy to change or add on, so it’s worth giving it careful thought before you start the installation process.

Appliances First

Appliances are one of the most important aspects of your kitchen. You may initially think that choosing your appliances is something you want to save for last, however, it should be done first. Experts suggest that it’s easier to choose cabinets and countertops to fit appliances rather than the other way around.

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