4 Design Mistakes to Avoid in the Kitchen

If you are designing your kitchen, you will want to make sure that it has the storage space that you need and will allow you to cook and entertain in comfort. In order to do this, you will need to very carefully plan out your kitchen. Here a few mistakes that you should avoid if you want your kitchen to work as ideally as possible. 

1. Failing to Utilize All Storage Space 

Many kitchens serve the dual purpose of being a food preparation area as well as a storage area for food. Therefore, it is essential that you make sure that you utilize all of the storage space that you have available. By making sure that you plan ahead, you can avoid wasting space by purchasing appliances that will fit perfectly into your space. You can also add small storage options such as hooks, hangers and shelves to increase the amount of space that you have. 

2. Not Enough Lighting 

It may be tempting to want to install only a few lights in your kitchen. However, this is a big mistake. By not installing enough lighting fixtures in your kitchen, you will make it difficult to navigate your kitchen as you prepare meals or even at night time. Kitchens that are dimly light make it difficult check the content of cabinets and can make food preparation very difficult. Make sure that you have enough lighting to highlight the important areas of your kitchen such as the sink, kitchen island, dishwasher and counters commonly used for food preparation. 

3. Inadequate Ventilation 

If you to make sure that the rest of your house is free of food smells when you cook, you need to make sure that your kitchen is adequately ventilated. This is especially important if you plan to do a lot of frying or cooking at high temperatures in your kitchen. The kitchen can fill up with smoke if there is improper ventilation. In addition, the smells from the cooking will likely linger for hours. If you plan on using your kitchen and home to entertain or host dinner parties, adequate ventilation is essential. 

4. Focusing Too Much on Trends 

While buying whatever is currently popular for your kitchen may seem like a good idea, unfortunately it is not. By focusing on the trends, you could be overlooking other appliances or features that are designed to last. When it comes to kitchens, opt for the long-term trends and skip the temporary fads. 

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