Remodeling your kitchen isn’t a project to be taken lightly. Even the most knowledgeable homeowners can use a little help. Many kitchen remodeling mistakes are easy enough to avoid. You just need to know what you’re doing and what you shouldn’t do. Either way, if you have any questions, the team here at Matthews Construction and Design is more than happy to answer them!
Being Too Optimistic
As exciting as it is, remodeling your kitchen can only go so far. Any home improvement is intended to be just that – making your home better. Even so, setting the bar too high will lead you to disappointment. Because the kitchen is the heart of your home, you deserve to have one that is capable of catering to your lifestyle. When done correctly, the kitchen remodeling project will endure for decades, not just the next few years.
Instead, try being more realistic. Optimism is a fantastic approach, but being overeager runs the risk of busting your budget. There is plenty of work ahead, even if you have renovation experts handling the process. Coordinating and communicating with the contractors who come out is a stressful part of the process, but an unavoidable one.
Sweating the Small Stuff
During the kitchen remodeling project, your kitchen will be full of activity. For the time being, you might not be able to use it. There will only be limited functionality. That’s why focusing on the big picture is so important. Getting too bogged down in nitpicking or only focusing on small details will only lead to frustration and delays. Having an outdoor kitchen can help take some of the strain off of your family, but this isn’t always feasible. Going out to eat or staying with friends and relatives can also lose its novelty really quickly. How functional are your cabinets? Do they have enough storage to meet your needs? Is it easy to find and retrieve all of the cookware and utensils you need, both for cooking and for serving? All of these questions are crucial to answer, especially if you want the principles of form and function to work together. The work triangle is an essential part of how well your redesigned kitchen flows, and the more functional it is, the more you will enjoy spending time in there!
Call Matthews Construction and Design
Are you ready to improve your Maryland home? Matthews Construction and Design has been a trusted remodeling contractor to clients in Washington, D.C. and Montgomery County, Maryland for more than 48 years.
Whether you are ready to dive headfirst into your kitchen remodel or you still have a million questions, Matthews Construction and Design is here to help you. We can service all your remodeling needs. If you want to learn more, feel free to give us a call at 202-702-3553 or you can visit us online. For more tips, tricks, and to see what we have been working on, be sure to follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and Houzz.