For most Indiana homeowners, remodeling your kitchen is a big expense that you take very seriously. Not only will it improve your everyday life, but it will also add value to your home, which is a great investment in your future. So, of course, you want the job done right with as few mistakes as possible. That’s why our team at Booher Remodeling Company has put together this list of three of the biggest mistakes we’ve seen in our twenty years of kitchen and bathroom remodeling.
1. Not Using a Professional
One of the biggest mistakes we’ve seen in kitchen remodeling is when the average homeowner thinks they can tackle the entire project without any professional help. Now, that’s not to say that some of the work can’t be done yourself, but it’s important to recognize your own strengths and weaknesses. For example, at the very least, we recommend working with a design team and a licensed plumber. The design team can help you work out all the details before you start and they have insights on layout choices and kitchen features you might not have thought of. Additionally, we always recommend having a professional plumber handle any plumbing-related issues, as plumbing mistakes can be devastating to your entire home.
2. Choosing Appliances Last
The next common mistake we see is homeowners who save appliances for last. While they may seem like the final piece of the puzzle, shopping for them after you’ve already completed your cabinets and countertops is much more difficult. Instead, find appliances you love and then fit your cabinets and countertops around them.
3. Wasting Space
Finally, as you design your kitchen, it would be a major mistake not to utilize every inch of space at your disposal. This is another area where it pays to work with a design team because they can come up with ideas like toe-kick storage where you might not have thought of it. Toe-kick storage is located beneath your cabinet doors and is used to store items that you don’t typically use day-to-day.
At Booher Remodeling Company, we want to help you avoid making mistakes so you can achieve the kitchen of your dreams. For more information or to schedule a consultation with our design team, contact us today in Indianapolis today at (317) 852-5546.