3 Kitchen Remodeling Mistakes to Steer Clear Of | Washington DC
Kitchen remodeling is one of those things that can zap all of your time and money. But, oh boy is it worth it. It is a journey that can take you down many different avenues, all of which are paved with shiny, new, and expensive materials. So it's no wonder that so many people make mistakes when they set out to draft a new kitchen. We don't like to see mistakes happen. So we decided to outline 3 of them that you can easily avoid.
1. Do Refrigerators Need So Many Features?
No. Of course when you have budget set, and all of your kitchen remodeling dreams are coming true, you are naturally inclined to get the best. But with refrigerators, things like door-front water and ice dispensers can cost you big in the future. Not only do features like these use more resources, they are more prone to failure. So if you can, avoid them.
2. To Soffit or Not to Soffit?
In some kitchens, a soffit serves a greater purpose. It hides pipes, electrical lines, vents, and so on. But when you are doing a kitchen remodel, as long as your kitchen doesn't need a soffit, bring your cabinets all the way to the ceiling. Not only will you be eliminating the collection of dust from above, you will be maximizing valuable kitchen space. Let the soffit stay back in the 1980s where it belongs.
3. Don't Take it for Granite...
We aren't going to deny that granite isn't a beautiful service for counters. It most definitely is. But is it a bit over-played? Yes. Not to mention that, after some time, especially for active home cooks, granite can become darker in color thanks in part to granite's porous nature. So while, once upon a time, granite seemed unrivaled, there has come along many choices that are just as good, if not better. Do you research!
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