Common Mistakes of DIY Kitchen Renovations

Renovating your kitchen is a significant investment that can increase the value of your home, whilst also making your ideal kitchen dreams come true. Although Bunnings and IKEA aim to make renovating your kitchen yourself seem easy, in reality, it’s easy to run into pitfalls and make mistakes. In this article, we explore some of these common mistakes.

Doing It Alone

The first and most common mistake that DIY kitchen renovators make is trying to do everything alone. Renovating your kitchen is a strenuous task – and doing it alone is a sure way to run into trouble! Before you start your project, consult with a professional. Not only will they be able to give you some advice, but they will also point out any troubles you may run into along the way.

Forgetting about Storage

Minimalism is in – but without appropriate amounts of storage, minimalism will quickly turn into clutter. Don’t forget about the importance of storage and cabinets in your kitchen. If you choose to go with a kitchen designer, they will be able to suggest ways you can remodel your kitchen for maximum light and storage.

Counter Space

As with storage, counter space is essential to a beautiful and efficient kitchen – and when it comes to dinner parties, it will be very much appreciated.

Forgetting about Workflow

Kitchen renovations aren’t only about aesthetics. It’s about efficient and effective design, particularly when it comes to workflow. Ensure that your kitchen “work triangle” – the sink, stove and refrigerator – are positioned in a way that ensures the kitchen’s busiest areas allow for a smooth workflow.

Buying Cheap Appliances

Kitchen renovations can be expensive but trying to save money through buying cheap appliances isn’t the right route to take. It’s better to choose appliances that are energy efficient and durable. That way, they’ll last longer and save you money in the long-term.

Choosing the Wrong Materials

Although it is important to make your kitchen look beautiful, this should be achieved with the right materials. A common mistake made is choosing the wrong materials, particularly those that are prone to cracking, staining and etching.

When choosing your materials, ensure that they are both durable and suited to your aesthetic needs. We ensure we provide materials of only the highest quality, sourcing our stonetops from Subiaco Stone Works.

Contact Us for Kitchen Renovations

Building a beautiful kitchen takes knowledge, talent and perseverance. If you have any questions about this article, or about modern kitchen design, Alvarez Designs is here to help. We’re seen as major influencers for kitchen designs in Perth – every kitchen we create effortlessly meets the needs of the owner. There’s no limit to what we can create within your home. Your new kitchen design will be as beautiful and seamless as it is important to you, thanks to your own personal desires that we’ve woven into the finished product.
We love crafting luxury kitchens. It’s evident in our extensive client portfolio, which we invite you to view. Call us to organise a free consultation and we’ll get cracking on building you a kitchen you can be proud of.