kitchen designNo mistake about it, when you want to improve the appearance, functionality, comfort, and overall aesthetics of one of the most important rooms in your house, you don’t have time to do the job twice. Our kitchen design team wants to help you avoid common mistakes and be sure that the job gets done right the first time. We sincerely believe that the cooking, dining, socializing, and living that occur in kitchens are vitally important. When it comes to updating the heart of the home, there are a few common traps that unsuspecting homeowners often fall into.

Overusing the space: Some experts will advise you not to waste storage space and to make the most of every square inch from floor to ceiling. While it certainly is essential to have room for all of your cooking tools, it is possible to overwhelm this room with overboard storage cabinets. This is also true when it comes to choosing island size. Most experts agree that islands should be a minimum of 2 x 4 feet, but unless your room is greater than 8 x 12 feet overall, you may be better off without. In short, leave yourself some space to breathe (and move) while balancing storage with aesthetics.

Not enough light: Never settle for poor or subtle lighting in your kitchen. Design teams can help you maximize natural light from existing or future windows and make recommendations for overhead, recessed, and other types of light fixtures. It is vitally important to be able to see well while cooking and entertaining. Brighter is better.

DIY: While many homeowners are empowered by the recent do-it-yourself trends, it is possible to waste valuable time and money by trying to cut corners. Invest in expert kitchen design services and enjoy exponential rewards with a final product that is well-planned and expertly executed.