12 Common Kitchen Renovation Mistakes to Avoid

By Pei Ying / Renonation.sg | July 25, 2018 12:00 PM SGT
As the heart and hub of the home, the kitchen is one area in our renovation that we pay the most attention to. With so many things to consider, it’s sometimes inevitable that certain details get overlooked. To help you better manage your kitchen renovation, we pulled together common (and costly) mistakes homeowners tend to make when it comes to renovating their cooking space. Spare yourself the pain and remorse down the road with these tips:
Mistake 1: Thinking only about style/trends and ignoring practicality
We’ve talked about kitchen trends and styles a lot on Renonation. And while they are good to know and follow, don’t do so thoughtlessly. Always consider how your kitchen will fit in with your needs and lifestyle.
Design: Zenith Arc
Sure, open shelves may be super on-trend now, but if you have a massive cookware collection, you might want to invest in closed cabinets instead. You should also probably avoid the oh-so-chic dark kitchen trend if you have a very cramped space to work with, and go for a closed kitchen concept, rather than the trending open plan, if you’re do a lot of heavy cooking.
Ultimately, in a hardworking space like your kitchen, being practical and functional should always triumph over the latest styles. Trends may come and go, but a well-designed, efficient kitchen will serve you well for many years down the road.
Mistake 2: Overlooking inner cabinet organisation
Organising your kitchen cabinets well is really important to maximise storage efficiency. That extra rack or pull-out pantry might cost more now to your overall kitchen budget, but it will save you more than if you decide to add them on later.
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Here are several ideas:
  • Consider storing heavy cookware on pull-outs, as they make it easier to reach for them without causing a strain to your...