6 Kitchen Design Mistakes You’ll Want to Avoid

6 Kitchen Design Mistakes You’ll Want to Avoid

The importance of your kitchen cannot be overstated. You rely on it to serve a very important role – everyone has to eat!

6 Kitchen Design Mistakes You'll Want to Avoid

If you have ever built a new custom home, then you already know what much freedom you have when designing your kitchen. It’s easy to get carried away with this freedom, however. There are some pretty common kitchen design mistakes you will want to avoid at all costs.

Here are six design mistakes that you will want to keep an eye out for:

Insufficient Storage

If you live in a custom home long enough, you will eventually notice how much “stuff” each room will acquire. This is especially true for kitchens where you commonly see appliances, dishes, and an assortment of other accessories that might not always get used frequently.

Keep this in mind when you plan your custom kitchen and ask yourself, “How much shelf and cabinet space do I need to contain all of my ‘stuff’?” Creating a list of all of your appliances will give you a much better idea of how much storage space to include.

Lack of Task Lighting

Overhead lighting is rarely an issue in modern kitchen design. Where we start to see issues in terms of kitchen lighting is when it comes to task lighting.

Your sink, preparation areas, and stove should all have their own dedicated task lighting source. The point of task lighting is to adequately illuminate specialized areas such as these.

Outlet Shortage

Kitchens use many different appliances, some large and some small. These appliances require energy to work; meaning a lack of power sources can cause a great deal of problems when preparing meals. This problem is easily avoided, thankfully, by making sure you have plenty of outlets that are easily accessible when designing your kitchen. Remember, you’d rather have too many than too few!

Questionable Island Design

Kitchen islands are fantastic. They can serve a host of different functions in your kitchen from extra cooking space to storage. It is very easy, however, to get carried away when designing a kitchen island.

Think about what you need to get out of your kitchen island. If you just need more space for meal preparation, you probably don’t need a mini-fridge and another stove top built into your kitchen island.

Traffic Jams

Your kitchen will undoubtedly feature a plethora of doors and drawers. This can complicate kitchen design tremendously, especially in areas like corners where cabinets and drawers might open into each other. Refrigerator doors are also guilty of causing traffic jams in a kitchen as well. The solution is to very carefully plan out your kitchen. The old adage of “measure twice, cut once” is applicable here, so make sure you take your time.

Poor Ventilation

As your mind races thinking about the flooring, island, and other popular features your new kitchen will contain, you might forget to consider your kitchen’s ventilation. Proper ventilation is essential for a kitchen to operate safely and comfortably. Be sure to ask your custom home builder about the ventilation plan for your new kitchen and make sure it will be adequate; you don’t want scents lingering from the night before when guests are over!

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Eastland Construction will help you build the perfect kitchen for you and your family. Our commitment to the customer means we take our time and work carefully to avoid common design mistakes – we will leave you with a truly amazing and unique kitchen.

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