Kitchen Remodeling: Five Common Myths Busted

October 11, 2021

The kitchen is the heart of everyone’s home. So, if you are planning to renovate your kitchen then you should do it in a way that will make it as close to your dream kitchen as possible.  However, remodeling can become complicated due to the sheer number of options and advice from the people in your surroundings. Even if some of that information is helpful, too many options hinders our decision-making capacity.

To help you with this confusion, we have compiled a list of the five kitchen remodeling myths that need to be busted. 

  • It can be too expensive

Remodeling the kitchen may seem to be a costly task but you can get good results by picking beautiful items within your budget as well. There are many quality material choices, plenty of appliances, cabinets, and countertops that look like a million bucks but are available at reasonable prices.

You can purchase utensils and appliances that are built to last and save you from shelling out money on continuous replacements. It’s also advisable to have a home warranty in place as kitchen appliances can break down due to regular wear and tear. You can research home warranty companies and look up their reviews to make an informed decision. A warranty plan will reduce unexpected costs associated with repairing and replacing your home systems and appliances.

  • Remodeling is a DIY project

Remodeling a kitchen is a more complex undertaking than what many people think. While remodeling a bedroom or living room area may seem like a simple task, remodeling a kitchen requires an eye to detail, like the arrangements of the appliances, space required, costs and whether you need a kitchen island or not. This all may be lost on people who are not professionals. If you intend to do your own kitchen renovation, you should consult professionals first to learn from their expertise.

  • Bigger is always good

A common misconception is that a larger kitchen will be more functional. It is not always possible to remove walls or increase square footage in your kitchen due to financial or structural reasons. But just because you cannot increase the size of your kitchen does not mean you can’t make it better.

It is usually the functionality and flow of a kitchen that causes the most problems for homeowners. There are issues such as a lack of counter space and the inability to work in the kitchen with two people. When remodeling a kitchen, it is better to maximize the space available, such as by using corner space and using every inch of the wall space.

  • Trendy kitchens are more valuable

When it comes to kitchen remodeling, one common dilemma for homeowners is, “How can I make my home trendy in a way that enhances my home’s value.” However, kitchen remodeling isn’t about creating a museum that stays the same forever, it is about making a space that grows and evolves with you.

Your tastes will change over the period of time. It is better to design the kitchen in a timeless classic style that also leaves room for trends to come and go and adapts to diverse styles. You can consult an experienced designer to find out which styles will last and which may date your home in future years.

  • Storage in the kitchen is less important than kitchen style

When remodeling the kitchen, you should always strike a balance between functionality and style; both are equally critical. Hence an adequate storage space is extremely important to help you stay organized. You can figure out how much storage space you need by taking stock of everything you use every day, including food items and dishes.

Conclusion 

These are some of the common myths that can stop you from creating a kitchen that suits your style and needs. If you’re not well aware of the complexities, we recommend you contact a professional home improvement company to explore your options. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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