Kitchen Design Mistakes to Avoid

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Kitchen is surely one of the most important parts of your house. You need to make sure that your kitchen is perfect. Besides being aesthetically perfect, it must be functional and efficient too. If you are planning to design a kitchen for your new house or remodeling the old one, then you need to know some of the kitchen design mistakes to avoid. People, generally, tend to make several mistakes while designing their kitchen. Well, you need to make sure that the design is perfect!

Kitchen Design Mistakes to Avoid - Kitchen Style Don'ts


There are certain things about the kitchen that you cannot simply avoid. They are inevitably important and you have to include them in your kitchen. At the same time there are certain mistakes that you need to avoid while designing the kitchen. We will discuss all the mistakes that are commonly made by people and the right solutions for those mistakes. Therefore, if you are renovating your kitchen by yourself or having a professional complete the job, make sure you avoid the items below.

Common Mistakes to Avoid

Inadequate storage

This is one of the worst mistakes by people when it comes to designing their kitchen. You have to make sure that you have enough storage in your kitchen that can help you to keep all the essential things there. Having enough space will also help you to keep the essential items in a more organized way.

Do not ignore the kitchen work triangle

You need to understand the refrigerator, sink and stove are the 3 points to work in your kitchen. While designing the kitchen, make sure to keep the space between each of these points not more than 5 to 9 feet. You must not keep any appliances or trash cans or kitchen cabinets within the part of these 3 points.

Not having enough countertop space

Countertop is one of the most important parts of the kitchen. Besides preparing your meals, it is also used for placing some of the countertop appliances on it. So, you need to have enough countertop space so that you can work freely even having the appliances over the counters. 


Poor lighting

People generally think that kitchen should have dim lights, mood lights or accent lights. It is completely wrong! You need to make sure that you are choosing proper lighting for your kitchen. It will be ideal if you can allow the natural light to enter into your kitchen. This will make your space look brighter and better.

Not having proper ventilation

Remember the gases and smoke from the cooking must be ventilated out of your house. So, do not even think of hindering the ventilation of the kitchen. Make sure that your kitchen has proper ventilation. It means you have to choose the right size of the hood to keep the air in and around your kitchen clear.

Final Words

So, these are some of the kitchen design mistakes to avoid when you are designing a new kitchen for your house or remodeling the old one. Besides all these mistakes that must be avoided, you need to make to conceal the recycling bins or trash cans. You also have to plan for proper placement of the island and proper positioning of the appliances and drawers.


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